BBQ Chicken Sandwich Recipe
This BBQ Chicken Sandwich Recipe is completely homemade, no store bought BBQ sauce in this recipe (wohoo!) The sauce takes just 5 minutes to make and then it’s simmered with soft and tender shredded chicken. Toss the shredded BBQ chicken on a toasted bun and you have the perfect summer (or year round) dinner!
School will be starting next month, and with that I know families are pressed for time. Getting dinner on the table in a timely manner can be stressful.
I’m here to tell you that good flavors, delicious meals, and easy dinners don’t have to take forever.
This BBQ chicken sandwich recipe is a testament to that.
If you need a some additional quick and easy dinner recipes check out these: creamy mustard chicken, deconstructed pizza casserole, Greek pasta salad, grape jelly meatballs, curry chicken and rice, and chickpea curry.
There are more dinner recipes I can single out, but to make it easier check out my “main dishes” tab and you’ll find plenty of dinner-mayhem solutions there.
How to make BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
To make the sauce add diced onion, celery, garlic, and butter to a saucepan. Sauce the veggies over medium heat until the onion is tender and translucent.
Next, stir in some salsa, ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
Add cooked, shredded chicken to the pot and stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
To serve, portion the chicken on toasted buns and serve immediately.
This BBQ chicken sandwich recipe will make enough for 4 thick and fully loaded sandwiches… so maybe we should say it will feed 5 people easily, depending on how much meat you put on your buns.
To freeze the shredded BBQ chicken, cool the meat and sauce mixture (after simmering it) and place in a freezer safe container.
This will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat the mixture in a saucepan and add 1/4 cup water or more to the saucepan if needed.
A perfect side to this meal would be these crispy baked potato wedges.
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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- 1/2 cup onion - diced
- 1/2 cup celery - diced
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- hamburger buns - toasted
- In a saucepan over medium heat saute the onion, celery, garlic, and butter until the celery and onions are tender about 7 mins.
- Stir in the salsa, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
- To serve, portion the chicken on the toasted buns and serve immediately.