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Easy Sweet & Spicy Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Hi, guys. Today we are making sweet and spicy barbecue chicken sandwiches. Just a really quick and easy dinner idea for those busy evenings. Let’s go.

All right, so I’m going to start with two bone-in chicken breasts. I have a little mixture here of garlic powder salt, and what’s that, black pepper?

You can use any kind of seasoning mix you want. You can even use the, rotisserie chicken, you know? Yeah, go ahead and sprinkle this chicken generously with that seasoning. Going to place this into a pan, and we are going to roast this bad boy, roast it at 425 for about 35 to 40 minutes. When it comes out of the oven, let it cool off completely and then go into beast mode and just rip that chicken right off the bones. Just go ahead and use your hands to shred it up or whatever.

Okay, go ahead and just shred it on up just like that. I couldn’t stop eating this stuff, and now it’s time for this homemade barbecue sauce. I love this stuff. What we’re going to do is add some ketchup into a large bowl. Next, we’re going to add in a little bit of prepared yellow mustard. Okay, very tangy barbecue sauce. We going to throw in some apple cider vinegar, we’re going to add a little Worcestershire sauce, and then we’re going to put in some melted butter. Yum, yum, yum. Go ahead and just stir this on up and get it all mixed up and stuff.

Now if you like Carolina barbecue sauce, you’re going to love this barbecue sauce because it’s very vinegary and tangy and sweet and smokey. Love it. Then we’re going to add in some sugar just to kind of calm it down a little bit. Some good, old white sugar there, and of course, we got to add in some honey, put in that luscious, luscious honey. Now I have a little spice mixture here of smoked paprika, some smoked salt, some chili powder, all kinds of yummy stuff. We’re going to dump this right into our barbecue sauce and just stir it up a little bit and get it all combined, just like that. It’s looking good and smelling good, too. Then my grandmother would go ahead and simmer this sauce, and then she would place it in the fridge overnight, but ain’t nobody got time for all that, honey. I want my chicken sandwiches now, so I don’t even heat it up. I just mixed it up and then it’s good to go.

Next, I’m going to add in a little bit of liquid smoke because I love it to have that smoky, grilled taste to it, and since I’m not grilling this chicken, I’m going to add in my grilled, smoky, liquid smoke. I’m going to stir that on up, and now this sauce is pretty much ready. It’s done.

See how easy that was? Crazy easy. We’re going to dump this into our shredded chicken just a little bit at a time. I never use all this sauce because I don’t know, you guys, I don’t really like a real saucy pulled chicken sandwich. I like it to be just lightly coated, just like that. Yeah. So just add a little bit at a time.

Now when you taste this sauce, you’re going to realize, “Oh my gosh, it is like so bold.” Don’t let that scare you off. Okay, it’s going to taste great when you mix it in with the chicken. All right, now go ahead and get you some buns. I like to use potato buds. Normally, I would butter them and toast them, but today I’m rushing because, you guys, I’m moving again. I’m working in like half a kitchen. It’s crazy.

All right, now we’re going to add on some coleslaw. You must, okay, you must add coleslaw. This coleslaw is the bomb with this sandwich, and it really calms down that really bold flavor. It’s so good. Throw in that homemade coleslaw. I like to add on a little bit more of the barbecue sauce on top. And then you’re good to go. Yummy.

Pass a seasoned fries and the corn on the cob, and dinner is done. So quick, so easy. I told you guys. Wasn’t that wonderful? Yes. I love these kinds of meals, but don’t forget you can find this recipe on my blog at Thank you, guys, so much for watching. Later.