tender pieces of chicken…
dripping in barbeque sauce…
cheese melting on top…
all on a crunchy toasted kaiser roll…
can you tell my mouth is watering as i type this?
i don’t make many sandwiches for dinner, but this is one of my all-time favorite homeade sandwiches.
it’s super easy and doesn’t have a long list of ingredients, making it a great weeknight meal.
i love to pair it with a salad, maybe some seasoned waffle fries, and an ice-cold shiner bock.
pulled bbq chicken sandwiches
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs)
1 onion, finely chopped (white or purple; both work well)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/3 cups bbq sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper
hot pepper sauce, such as tabasco
6 kaiser rolls, split
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (6 ounces)
1. season the chicken with salt & pepper and place in a heavy pot with the onion, garlic, and just enough water to cover the chicken. add the bbq sauce, vinegar and a few drops of hot sauce and bring to a boil.
2. reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. remove the chicken from the sauce and shred with 2 forks.
3. boil the sauce, skimming occasionally, until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. season with salt & pepper. add the shredded chicken and heat through.
4. spoon the chicken and the sauce mixture onto the rolls (toast them, if you like) and top with the cheese.
(sorry, no credit for this one – i have had this recipe so long, i have no idea where it came from!)