barbecue chicken sandwich recipeYou know when you come home from a trip, you just crave a home cooked meal.  After eating out for a week, I just felt gross and wanted something comforting and something that came out of my kitchen.  The problem is that I just didn’t feel like cooking.  I spent the day at Costco and the grocery store filling my house again with food, but had zero motivation to make something that required more than 5 minutes of work.  So this is what I came up with.  I saw something similar on Martha Stewart and completely took the idea and ran with it.  Thanks Martha!

It was exactly what I was looking for.  Easy.  Comforting.  Delicious.  I will make this on nights that I do feel like cooking even!  The key is the butter that you make to put on the bread.  It just adds a bit of something-something that makes it go above a store bought chicken and some barbecue sauce on some toasted bread.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe1 rotisserie chicken shredded
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I used my homemade sauce, but your favorite bottle sauce will be wonderful also)
3 tablespoons room temperature butter
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove minced finely
salt and pepper
4 rolls or 8 slices white bread

barbecue chicken sandwich recipeCombine the butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipeSet the butter aside.  The leftover butter is so good on corn, garlic bread, tossed into pasta.  It is the same butter that I use for my garlic bread.  Yum.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipeShred the chicken.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipePut the chicken into a saucepan and add the barbecue sauce.  Cook over medium heat until heated through.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipeMeanwhile, butter your rolls.  Stick them in a hot oven to toast.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipePut some chicken mixture on the toasty, garlic roll.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipeDinner is ready.  I served mine with a side of cucumber salad.  But this sandwich alone would make me very happy too.

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I used my homemade sauce, but your favorite bottle sauce will be wonderful also)
  • 3 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced finely
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 rolls or 8 slices white bread

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Set the butter aside.
  3. Shred the chicken.
  4. Put the chicken into a saucepan and add the barbecue sauce. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  5. Meanwhile, butter your rolls. Stick them in a hot oven to toast.
  6. Put some chicken mixture on the toasty, garlic roll.
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33 Responses to Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Memoria says:

    What a great idea!! I love how you made the compound butter; it looks amazing. When I saw the first photo, my mouth dropped….and I just got through eating! haha

  2. kathryn says:

    It was a hit at dinner tonight! My daughter told me it was an awesome dinner!
    Thanks for sharing this easy & delicious dinner, perfect way to start off the week!

  3. Mike says:

    My kind of sandwich! Love the butter component. Definitely going to consider making these this Memorial Day weekend.

  4. Cindy says:

    This post makes me wish I had some chicken and some bbq sauce in the house. It looks like the kind of food I could eat happily for three days straight. Thanks!

  5. Andrea Eickelmann says:

    It’s like a healthier version of a sloppy joe!!!! I love those ciabatta buns from costco by the way, it is always a nice surprise that costco sells good bread…

  6. Mimi G. Koernig says:

    so chuck wants chicken but something different..so i am giving this easy, bree-zy sanddwich a whirl..thanks girl! xo to you, W and kids

  7. Mimi G. Koernig says:

    Bree,

    dinner was a HUGE hit! the sauce came out fantastic, and i had brought home formica rolls fram visiting grandmom and pop yesterday….did the butter on the bread-awesome touch- and also put a little casel’s cole slaw on the BBQ sandwich….chuck said the best friday night dinner i made in a long time. THANK YOU!!! i will be making this sauce forever, no more jars for us!
    xoxoxoxoxo
    so now i need a suggestion for a satruday night at-home anniv. dinner for us tomorrow night!

    • bakedbree says:

      Yummmm… Formica rolls. How I miss Jersey food. Glad that dinner was a hit. I love that sauce and never buy it at the store anymore. Happy Anniversary!

  8. Julie says:

    This is exactly what I need to make tonight for dinner. It is so hot here and has been for three days! I cannot even fathom really cooking dinner or even venturing outside to grill. Thanks for the yummy idea!!

  9. DGrub says:

    The ciabatta rolls are way to go… I liked your idea of garlic parsley soft butter. We also did similar Barbeque chicken sandwich at http://desigrub.com/2010/08/a-tale-of-two-barbeque-chicken-sandwiches/ . there I compared two different kind of meat with exact same preparation.

  10. Marie says:

    Made this tonight for dinner. Thank you for sharing these with us! It was such a nice change from pork and plain old chicken every night. I will be making this sandwich over and over and over again. :) It was so very good. I can’t wait for my husband to try them.

  11. Carrie says:

    I made this (only w/ slow cooked crockpot bbq chicken) for my boyfriend the other night, and it was a HUGE hit. I toasted crusty rolls in the oven w/ the butter, which totally made the sandwiches. After we were done, I sat there dipping pieces of roll in the butter, and I put a dollop on the red-skinned mashed potatoes I made as a side dish, alongside the wonderful cucumber salad. Such an awesome summer flavor to everything and I’ll def be trying the butter out on other dishes in the future! Thanks!

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