If you have 10 minutes, you can make these sandwiches. This is my perfect back-to-school, busy/hectic schedule, oh-shoot-what’s-for-dinner meal. All you need is a few ingredients and a skillet and you’re pretty much set.

Originally, I had wanted to create a spicy Asian sandwich, made pretty much the same way but with a spicy BBQ teriyaki sauce (sauce recipe still to come!). But, unfortunately, as hectic schedules go, I had too little time and only a handful of ingredients on hand. (And – a good tip to always remember – never buy hoisin sauce unless it is LOW sodium, ours is way too salty).

This is a great Labor Day meal too and I may be making this again for the weekend. If you have some more time, here are some killer sides (pictured) that rock this meal.

So, if you have a spare few minutes, you will love this one! And the best part is, you can totally jazz this up even more if you have the time: make your own sauce (try this one!) or you can use a slow-cooker instead of the rotisserie chicken and throw in chicken breasts with the onion and BBQ sauce (add your favorites spices or veggies too!).

Enjoy!



Spicy Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hickory smoke powder (or smoke)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 oz. barbecue sauce (we used a local favorite, Oklahoma Joe’s)

Method:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Dice onion and saute until transluscent. Add shredded chicken and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together BBQ sauce, paprika, and hickory smoke powder. Then add BBQ sauce to chicken and incorporate until evenly mixed. Cook for another minute or so.
  • Serve pulled BBQ chicken on whole wheat buns with your favorite sides!
  • 5 Responses to “Spicy Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches”

    1. This sounds INCREDIBLE–I know this is going to be a family-favorite! :)

    2. Bev Weidner says:

      Yep, I have just fallen out of my chair and may never be the same again.

      YUM.

    3. Karen says:

      I never buy rotisserie chicken because I never know what to do with the whole thing. Now I do. Thanks for sharing,
      Karen

    4. raquel says:

      I tried this and it was yummy and SO simple.

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