Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Sometimes all you need is Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. Made with shredded rotisserie chicken and barbecue sauce, this sandwich is all you can ask for.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

You 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!

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

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 recipe

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 //

Step 1:

Combine the butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

Step 2:

Set 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 recipe

Step 3:

Shred the chicken.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

Step 4:

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

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

Step 5:

Meanwhile, butter your rolls. Stick them in a hot oven to toast.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

Step 6:

Put some chicken mixture on the toasty, garlic roll.

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

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

barbecue chicken sandwich recipe

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: makes 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches made with rotisserie chicken so it can't come together faster. And the best part - you serve it on garlic bread!

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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 639Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1941mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 39gProtein: 30g

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  1. Carrie

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

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