Friday, August 8, 2008

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich Ala Leah

Easy to do dinner/lunch idea with left over chicken or w/ one of those rotisserie chickens from the store - use your own BBQ sauce or already pre-made, add your cheese on toasted heart bread - its a quick winner with wow taste your family will love.


  • Cooking time is mentioned if using to make your own BBQ sauce.
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  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken or more pulled apart with hands per person
  • 1 ounce or more of cheese of your choosing per person (I used fresh mozzarella for its oozing melting factor)
  • Hearty slices of Italian Bread toasted or rolls toasted slightly. (I used my honey lavender bread I had made and froze a few weeks ago.)
  • 1 clove garlic
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  • For a version of my Super Tangy BBQ Sauce yields 1-1/2 cup BBQ sauce:
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons lite mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water or vinegar (try apple cider vinegar)
  • microwave or broiler to heat chicken through and to melt cheese

  1. Shred chicken with fingers like you would if making pulled pork and place into bowl and set aside.
  2. If using pre-made BBQ sauce, add 2 tablespoons per 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken to bowl.
  3. If making your own BBQ sauce or doing mine:
  4. Add olive oil to pan, add onions, let saute till yellow, then add garlic and allow to cook for one minute.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, stir till combined and let cook for 15 minutes on a low simmer or longer.
  6. Add a little of the BBQ sauce to chicken and stir so that each piece of chicken is coated - don't over do it, you will want to save sauce for I did - lol
  7. Toast rolls or bread slices, then rub garlic on insides of bread for extra flavor.
  8. Assemble chicken onto one side of toasted roll/bread then add sliced cheese of your choice - great choices include cheddar, goat, gouda, swiss, etc.
  9. Place on safe broiling pan or microwavable plate and heat through till cheese has melted.
  10. If using the microwave, you will do better to heat at 50% power for a longer period, so that the cheese gets the chance to melt slowly versus just bubble down away from the chicken.
  11. Add additional sauce on top of melted cheese, add the top of the roll or slice of bread - and serve with your fave side.
  12. Recipe adapted from one I saw on foodnetwork last week.
  13. I served mine up last night with NotYourMommas' Garlic Rosemary Oven FF's - oh yeah - and oh no, I did not tell my doctor!

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