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Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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.

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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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  1. Memoria

    May 24th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    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

    May 24th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    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. bakedbree

    May 25th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    that is awesome! I am so glad that it was hit.

  4. Mike

    May 25th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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

  5. bakedbree

    May 25th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    let me know how it goes… my family loved this sandwich.

  6. Cindy

    May 25th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    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!

  7. bakedbree

    May 25th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    lol… me too. I could go for one right now.

  8. Andrea Eickelmann

    May 28th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    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…

  9. Mimi G. Koernig

    June 11th, 2010 at 3:43 am

    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

  10. bakedbree

    June 11th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I think that he will like it. Wes loves it. Hope that you are doing well.

  11. Mimi G. Koernig

    June 11th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    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!

  12. bakedbree

    June 13th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    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!

  13. Julie

    July 5th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    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!!

  14. bakedbree

    July 5th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    my pleasure!

  15. Mohamad

    January 9th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    sounds delish Destiny! I am gonna scope out some qucihe recipes that one looks good but I am allergic to mushrooms do you make your own pie crust or buy pre made ones??

  16. bakedbree

    January 14th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I do both, it depends on how much time I have.

  17. DGrub

    August 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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

  18. bakedbree

    August 25th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Ciabatta rolls are the best… Thanks!

  19. Marie

    February 23rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    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.

  20. bakedbree

    February 26th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for reminding me about this recipe. I have not made it in awhile. The garlic butter makes it.

  21. Carrie

    September 1st, 2011 at 8:38 am

    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!

  22. bakedbree

    September 1st, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    So happy that you liked it Carrie! Easy and so good. You are right, the garlic butter makes it.

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