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

Author: Whitney Wright
Servings 4 servings
Soft shredded chicken marinated in a delicous homemade BBQ sauce, perfect for any time of year.
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 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: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 17gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 817mgPotassium: 561mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 5.4mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 0.8mg
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