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Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 brioche buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter

For the Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 10 oz barbecue sauce, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Coleslaw

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion, plus more for garnish

Method

  1. Make the BBQ Chicken: Add the chicken breast, barbecue sauce, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and salt to your crockpot. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 2-3 hours until the chicken breast is cooked through and shreddable. Use two forks to shred the chicken breast in the barbecue sauce.
  2. Make the coleslaw: Add the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, celery seed, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together until everything is well combined. Add the shredded coleslaw mix and green onion to the dressing. Stir until everything is well combined.
  3. Toast the buns: Heat a large skillet or griddle of over medium heat. Add the butter and swirl or push around until melted. Place the buns, cut side down, and toast for 30 seconds until golden brown.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: Top the toasted brioche buns with the shredded bbq chicken, a little more barbecue sauce (if desired), and a generous spoonful of slaw. Serve and enjoy!

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