Easy Recipes – Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

April 8, 2016

This is a great meal for both adults and kids when you want an easy, casual dinner. The meat reheats well so I try to make sure I have extra for lunch or dinner the next day.  And it’s delicious with or without the bun. I’ll apologise in advance for not putting in exact measurements, but I’ve always just made this one to taste!

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 chicken breasts
  • barbecue sauce
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • hamburger buns (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheet or shallow baking dish with tin foil, placing two pieces of foil in a cross pattern, leaving plenty of extra on each end.  Place chicken breasts in dish and cover completely with barbecue sauce.  The type of barbecue sauce is completely your own preference.  I now use a sauce called HP in either Honey BBQ or Smoky BBQ.  Prior to moving here, I always used a version of Sweet Baby Ray’s.

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Create a tent with the foil, making sure to seal openings as much as possible.  This will ensure the chicken stays tender and juicy.

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Cook on 350F for 40-45 minutes (30-35 minutes for a convection oven).  It’s ok if the chicken is fully cooked or even slightly undercooked, so just check the temperature when you remove it. Because of the tin foil tent, it’s not easy to overcook it.  To test this, I left it in 10 minutes longer than usual last night and it was still tender and juicy.

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and place into a pan.  This typically takes me about 10 minutes, which is easily the most time-consuming portion of the recipe.

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Sprinkle on salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.  Cover chicken with more barbecue sauce and cook on low to medium low heat.  I usually let it simmer, stirring frequently, for about 5-7 minutes. You’ll notice the barbecue sauce thickening up.  As the chicken cooks, add more barbecue sauce as needed.  By the end of the recipe, I’ve usually used at least 2/3 of the bottle.

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That’s it! In place of boring burger night, try these barbecue chicken sandwiches instead. Leave off the bun to save some calories and serve with a green veggie, corn on the cob or a sweet potato.  But we went full out last night – huge burger buns with fries (I mean chips)! Yum!

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