Total Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Make a homemade sauce that delivers great barbecue taste: Chili powder and cumin add smokiness, while ketchup and molasses provide sweetness. 'Cue lovers in North Carolina put the slaw on the sandwich. Try it for a change.

How to Make It

Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 23 minutes or until chicken is done and tender. Remove from heat; shred with 2 forks to measure 2 cups meat. Place 1/2 cup chicken on bottom half of each roll. Top each with 3 pickles and top half of roll.

Ratings & Reviews


December 16, 2016
I make this all the time. I cook it a lot longer than the recipe calls for, till the chicken is falling apart. Gives the flavor more depth. My family loves it! Sometimes I add coleslaw instead of pickle. Very good.

All the 4 and 5 stars?

October 06, 2015
I'm perplexed - made the recipe as written but doubled everything.  I really liked that it was fast and easy.  But I don't understand all the high ratings for taste.  I won't make it again.  The sauce was pretty much one note - lacked any depth.  I honestly think I'd be better off with using store bought.  Oh well...Two stars for ease of prep.

sharird's Review

February 12, 2015

steponme's Review

November 17, 2014
Made this many times always a hit. Great meal for when in a pinch for time.

KatieU's Review

August 08, 2013

roro123's Review

March 29, 2013

DaniloS7's Review

January 26, 2013

seaside725's Review

October 29, 2012
This was a good, quick meal. It is perfect for a weeknight dinner. I thought the sauce was good, but we could have used some more. I served it with coleslaw, but it would go good with any kind of a cold salad.

Vmdodson33's Review

March 26, 2012

japleve's Review

February 03, 2012
Unbelievably easy to put together. I was doubtful ...however we were pleasantly surprised. Chicken breasts were cooked and shredded in less than 30 minutes. It was tasty and I do understand why several reviewers want to work with the sauce. Followed the recipe exactly but next time I will add some liquid smoke and maybe more chili powder.