4 servings (serving size: 2 sliders)

Shredded, grilled chicken thighs are dipped in Carolina-style barbecue sauce, a vinegar-based mix with mustard, a little honey, seasonings, and butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Combine sliced onion, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl; toss well. Cover and refrigerate onion mixture at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons water, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer (do not boil). Simmer 5 minutes; stir in butter. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Step 4

Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and salt. Place on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from grill; cool slightly. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken to saucepan with mustard mixture, and toss gently to coat.

Step 5

Cut rolls in half crosswise. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture over bottom half of each roll. Top each roll with about 1 teaspoon drained onion slices and top half of roll. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

brooke007's Review

July 01, 2013
Delicious and easy recipe, will definitely make this again! Pickled onions were a great topper. I definitely agree with other reviewers that there was not enough sauce. Next time I will double the amount of sauce as well as the number of pickled onions. Used Hawaiian rolls as buns as they were oh so good!

jenniferml2020's Review

January 11, 2013
This was great! Tangy, mustard style BBQ sauce on the chicken was great with the pickled onions for crunch. I used the sweet Hawaiian rolls and people couldn't get enough! Like others, I used red wine vinegar (couldn't find sherry vinegar) but don't think it mattered,

ewarnock's Review

August 08, 2011
Delicious sauce! I had leftover rotisserie chicken, so I used leftover white and dark meat from there. I really like the tangy sauce against sweet, so I used hawaiian dinner rolls for a little extra sweetness.

coleh33's Review

August 09, 2014
These are amazing!!! The onions are a must have! I also couldn't find Sherry vinegar so used champagne vinegar instead.

gcatkids's Review

May 27, 2014
I put the chicken in the slow cooker just for ease. Thought it was good. My husband and son loved it. Appreciated something different. I tripled the recipe. Will be making this again.

KatieU's Review

August 08, 2013

Riggenbach's Review

October 23, 2012
Great meal!

mirandam4's Review

May 24, 2012
This is VERY good. I followed the recipe exactly, except for substituting red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar as that is what I had on hand. I have been eating the leftovers for lunch the past two days. Will definitely be making this regularly as it is not only delicious, but easy too!

8stringfan's Review

September 26, 2010
Terrific barbecue recipe. I did make one crucial addition however - when grilling I threw on a heaping handful of soaked hickory chips and cooked the chicken with the lid on in order to really build up the smoke concentration around the chicken. Not sure if it would have been nearly as good otherwise, although it may have been because the sauce was terrific! Yep, even a North Carolinian like me can say wonderful things about a mustard BBQ sauce when it's this tasty. I did add some more honey to balance out the acidity a bit more. I also doubled the sauce, and although I didn't end up using all of it on the chicken, I think I used about a third more than the recipe would have called for. I also doubled the onions, which I think is pretty crucial. I may even make a cup next time and just add them freely. The called for amount of onions is way too little IMO because they are very, very tasty on this sandwich. I also used just a single whole-wheat bun instead of serving these as sliders. Cooking time was accurate. I went with med-hi heat on the grill, four minutes on the first side, and three on the opposite side, with the lid covered and ended up with moist flavorful chicken. When you factor in the ease of cooking and prep, this is definitely a keeper.

bksoper's Review

August 20, 2010
Absolutely delicious! Will become one of my regular recipes. It is very easy and quick to prepare, very tasty (pickled onions add fantastic flavor) and satisfying. One of my favorite Cooking Light recipes!