Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Total Time:
51 min
20 min
31 min

6 servings, serving size: 1 sandwich


Heat the oil in a large saute pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, vinegar, molasses, pepper and liquid smoke and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Add chopped chicken, return to a simmer, and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Split rolls. Place a leaf of lettuce on each roll, then pile on 3/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto the roll.

Per Serving:

Calories 440; Total Fat 12 g; (Sat Fat 2.5 g, Mono Fat 5 g, Poly Fat 3.5 g) ; Protein 36 g; Carb 47 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 400 mg

Excellent source of: Protein, Fiber, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc

Good source of: Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin K, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium

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Doesn't taste like barbecue too me, too much molasses and apple cider vinegar or something ? I added in two tablespoons of sugar, to be able to eat these chicken barbecue sandwiches. Still with the sugar, not my favorite .  item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I could have given this a half star I would have. Stay away from this if you have any idea what a decent BBQ sauce should taste like. I signed up for an account just so that i can save others from a ruined dinner. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/pulled-bbq-chicken-sandwiches-recipe.html#comments?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this a lot, although I used the ingredients I had on hand. I used lean chicken breasts, cooked in a Le Cruseut Dutch Oven for 25 minutes. I cooked the chicken breasts in 1/8 cup white wine and a bit of olive oil - they are too dry otherwise. I took the breasts out, and added the sauce in with the wine stock, which knocked the sweetness of the sauce down a bit. As for the sauce, I used 2/3 of the molasses called for, and added some cayenne pepper (a pinch). I heated the sauce and chicken as a final step at about 425F to put a sear on the dish. I like it, and I put it on small dinner rolls to keep the calories down and the portion small. I never go wrong with Ellie's recipes, even if not followed to the letter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. It's my go to recipe when we are heading out camping. I make it the day before we leave and we have lunch for a couple of days. Heat and eat! Wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This my second time making these pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches.....Yummy! The second time around I added some onion powder and about a tablespoon each of both mesquite and hickory liquid smoke. I also used about 1/4 cup pomegranate red wine vinegar and 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Didn't have any molasses so I used brown sugar. Instead of water I used the liquid/broth from the chicken I boiled. I LOVE THIS RECIPE! AWESOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay....some of these reviews are misleading. I made some minor modifications with really good results. used 2 tablespoons of tomato paste added tabasco sauce added 2 splashes of worcestershire sauce added garlic salt and increased the pepper The key to making this good was to let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes and cook 10 minutes after adding the chicken. I also used cheddar kaiser rolls. The whole family loved it = item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really liked this recipe. I served ours on good bakery roll topped with light creamy coleslaw instead of the lettuce leaf. Quick and easy, for a week night meal and plenty for leftovers when serving three people. My husband cannot do spicy so it was perfect as is for him but for my son and I next time I would either put in some diced jalapenos or chipotles. We found it was even better the second time around a few days later the flavor was even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome! I left out the onions for the sake of someone who couldn't have them, and it turned out great. Will definitely make this again. Didn't come off too sweet or too spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one came out a little bland. Can't book my finger on it, maybe it needed more molasses and no liquid smoke. At any rate this one doesn't make the rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one just didn't do it for me. Although it was okay, the flavor of the BBQ sauce was somehow off. Not sure if it was the molassess or the liquid smoke but there was just an odd, offputting taste to it. Won't be making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
5 stars? How can you say the reviews on this recipe are misleading when you didn't even follow it? You used 2 tablespoons of tomato paste when the recipe called for 1/4 cup. I wish I would have followed your recipe because this was absolutely terrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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