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A BBQ chicken sandwich on a wooden board, with hamburger buns stacked in the background.

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Soft shredded chicken marinated in a delicous homemade BBQ sauce, perfect for any time of year.
prep time 7 mins
cook time 20 mins
total time 27 mins
servings: 4 servings
calories: 193kcal
author: Whitney Wright


  • 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. 


To freeze: cool the meat mixture and place in freezer safe containers. Will keep in freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat mixture in a saucepan and add ¼ of water or more to the saucepan if necessary. 
Note: hamburger buns are not included in the nutritional information.
recipe source: adapted from Taste of Home
Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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