Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Sassy BBQ Sauce





I love making my own barbeque sauce.  You can make it sweet, tangy, mild, smokey or spicy.  This one she called sassy. I like the name of that!  It's great for barbecue beef sandwiches but this time, we put it on chicken. 

Super simple meal.  The BBQ sauce you can make ahead of time and refrigerate. Then you can just throw some chicken in a crockpot along with some sauce and you're good to do. 

I like to throw this on a baked potato or sweet potato to make it gluten free.



Shredded Chicken w/ Sassy Barbeque Sauce Recipe
Adapted from One Crazy Cookie

3 lbs. chicken breasts, boneless

Sassy Barbecue Sauce:
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 mustard
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. molasses
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 celery flakes (I used celery seed)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup onion, finely diced

In a sauce pan, mix ingredients until smooth on medium low heat for several minutes.  Turn to low and simmer for another 5 minutes.  Use immediately or store in the fridge.

Shredded Sandwiches:
Put chicken in slow cooker with about 1 cup of bbq sauce. Cook on low for about 5 - 7 hours until it is able to be shredded. Shred chicken and put back into crock pot.  Add more bbq sauce to chicken until you have enough to coat.  Use as much as desired.  Continue cooking for another 1/2 hour or hour in the crock pot until heated through. 

I made a double batch of the sauce to keep in the fridge. We served our sandwiches with extra BBQ sauce and then put some of the BBQ sauce in our baked beans.

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7 comments:

  1. I have yet to try to make my own BBQ sauce - yours sounds delicious - I might have to whip some up for a cookout we have coming up!

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  2. Thanks for the link to the vegetarian sloppy joes, I'm going to try those!

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  3. What a yummy sounding bbq sauce! Love all shredded sandwiches - chicken, pork and beef. Looks great!

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  4. Mmmmm sounds good & I love those sandwich thins!

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  5. I love your sassy sauce! This is one of my favorite bbq sauces - I love anything with mustard!

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2009/08/09/my-new-favorite-barbecue-sauce/

    Hope you have a great weekend Debbi!

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  6. Great meal for Father's Day! Did you make the egg rolls from your fried rice dinner earlier this week?

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