4 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

This recipe yields slow-cooked barbecue flavor in less than an hour. The sandwiches need to be broiled at the last minute, but the rest of the menu can be made ahead of time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water, 1 teaspoon cumin, 4 sliced garlic cloves, and chicken in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Drain, and place chicken on a cutting board. Cut chicken across grain into thin slices; keep warm.

Step 2

Remove 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from can; set aside. Remove 2 chipotle chiles from can; finely chop and set aside. Reserve remaining chiles and adobo sauce for another use.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Add 1 teaspoon cumin; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomato puree; cook 4 minutes or until mixture thickens to a pastelike consistency, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, 2 chopped chipotle chiles, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add sliced chicken to sauce; simmer for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Step 4

Preheat broiler.

Step 5

Split rolls in half; arrange in a single layer, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Remove top halves of rolls from baking sheet. Divide chicken mixture evenly among bottom halves of rolls, and top chicken mixture evenly with cheese. Broil chicken-topped rolls 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; top with onion and top roll halves. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Great flavor

May 14, 2015
We found this easy and were surprised at the great flavors considering how quickly it went together.  Great alternative to pulled pork when you don't have the time.

Heidelind1's Review

May 14, 2014
The chipotles in adobo sauce really make this dish. Don't skip it!

cherylou's Review

September 20, 2012
These were the best. My husband and I really liked them.

daneanp's Review

June 30, 2012
This was a huge hit at my house. DD said it was in her top 10 meals of all time (wow). I cut the chipotle and adobo sauce in half so it wouldn't be too spicy for us. I also used a mix of boneless skinless chicken breast and thigh meat to keep it more moist. Delicious and easy. Definitely adding it to our regular rotation.

Red65Rain's Review

June 14, 2012

dana68's Review

May 02, 2012

julie64's Review

February 08, 2012
Didn't like at all. The chicken had little flavor (and I simmered it in the sauce for 10 minutes) and was a bit rubbery! Will stick with the Pulled Chicken - much better!

mandofan's Review

November 10, 2011
Good and fairly quick.

sjacobs01's Review

July 03, 2011
Loved it! Couldn't find the peppers or adobo sauce- BUT improvised and used all else, and used some crushed red pepper, some black pepper and smidge extra tomoato puree...It didn't matter- it was YUM! Hubby loved it and now demands it added to the recipe rotation. YUM! Best BBQ I have had.

bbxtwo's Review

July 01, 2011
made it as it. husband had no complaints.