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Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6
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Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

This chicken is slow cooked in a homemade vinegar-based BBQ sauce that only has a few ingredients.

Ingredients

BBQ Pulled Chicken

3
pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
cup apple cider vinegar
1/4
cup mustard
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon paprika
1
teaspoon chile flake
Salt and pepper
Sandwich buns

Quick slaw

1
package coleslaw mix
1/4
cup chopped cilantro
1/4
cup mayonnaise
2
tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
Salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1 Mix the ingredients for the pulled chicken in the slow cooker and turn it on High for 6 hours.
  • 2 Mix the slaw ingredients and chill.
  • 3 Shred the chicken and serve on the buns. Top with some slaw.
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Tangy North Carolina-style BBQ is a unique way to dress up chicken sandwiches with tons of flavor.

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

Pulled chicken from the slow cooker is an easy way to enjoy BBQ without all the work. 

Slow cooked pulled chicken or pork is always such a dinner win because it's so easy and satisfying.

The only problem is, it starts to get old after awhile.

That’s where this recipe comes in to save the day! This pulled chicken is cooked in an easy, homemade North Carolina style BBQ sauce. North Carolina style sauces are vinegar-based instead of tomato (or sugar-based, like most store-bought BBQ), so it has an awesome tanginess that runs deep throughout the chicken.

Top the sandwiches with a simple slaw and you have dinner on the table with minimal effort and maximum deliciousness.

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

The sauce is apple cider vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, honey and paprika. Whisk it all together and then just pour it over the chicken. Done.

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

I cut some veggies myself for this slaw, but feel free to buy a bag of the pre-cut stuff. Then just add some mayo, cilantro, and sriracha.

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Try not to eat all the chicken before you get it onto the sandwiches!

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Chicken first, with a little slaw on top.

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich has amazing textures and flavors: deep, savory, chewy meat that has a nice tang to it with fresh crunchy slaw and that soft pillowy bread.

 

Dan Whalen, @tFimB, always shoots for maximum deliciousness. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

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