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Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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These sandwiches are great for large gatherings. The chicken can be cooked ahead of time, then added to the homemade barbecue sauce for simmering hours before guests arrive. —Roberta Brown, Waupaca, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each), cooked and shredded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, celery seed and chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Hamburger buns

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients except buns. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours in the slow cooker or simmer for 1-1/2 hours on the stovetop. Serve on buns. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: 6 cups diced cooked chicken may be used instead of the shredded chicken.
Originally published as Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

I cut the water in half after reading the comments. My family loved the recipe and I will definitely make it again. The recipe does need to be revise though, with 1/2 the amount of water.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

The recipe was easy to follow. I thought the ratio to liquid was fine. I felt as if it lacked the flavor I was expecting. While eating I realized I'd made it before and felt the same way. It's at least equal to the barbecued chicken you can purchase in the warehouse stores.

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

If I could give this negative stars I would. what a waste of a chicken... followed recipe exactly as written against my better judgement. All that was tasted was the vinegar, it was bitter and sour and gross. i tried to get my husband to try it a second time the next night after trying to fix it and it was still inedible. don't waste your chicken!

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

A little too much water, needed a little more hot sauce.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

This is a very easy recipe and very tasty. Even my picky toddlers ate them!

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