Treat your entire family to the ultimate lunch or dinner experience with this sensational Best BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich. Bursting with bold BBQ flavors and a tantalizing hint of spice, this sandwich is crafted between two delectably buttery brioche buns, providing a quick and effortless way to satisfy your cravings in no time. It's the perfect chicken sandwich! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a satisfying dinner/lunch. The whole family will love this! Gluten-free option.
I'm thrilled to share this Best BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe with you all. My childhood love for chicken, especially chicken wings, has influenced my passion for creating delicious chicken dishes. I have fond memories of enjoying well-seasoned, crispy chicken from Popeyes with my Grandmother.
Now, on my healthier food journey, I take pleasure in making my own flavorful chicken recipes, especially using this Easy Shredded Chicken recipe. Creating the perfect pulled chicken sandwich has been a long-time goal, and if you've been following Orchids + Sweet Tea, you know I have a deep appreciation for all things chicken, including these mouthwatering Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders and these Sticky Gochujang Chicken Wings or this Easy KFC Mac + Cheese Bowl [Copycat].
These BBQ-pulled chicken sandwiches make for the perfect summer dinner or lunch option. They are super easy to make and don't require many ingredients + they use the softest, most delicious Vegan Everything Bagel Brioche Bread. And if y'all are into meatless and spicy foods, then I'd recommend taking a peek at this Vegan Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.
The awesome thing about this BBQ-pulled chicken recipe is that most of the ingredients are household staples. Plus, it’s easy to mix and match ingredients with whatever you have on hand, so there’s no need to make an extra trip to the store. Instead, embrace the laid-back nature of this healthy meal when it comes to the toppings.
Here’s what I like to make these chicken sandwiches:
When it comes to creating pulled chicken, there are two most effective ways to do so. Firstly, you would need to ensure that your chicken is fully cooked and cooled, and then you shred the chicken in one of the following ways:
Forks: For this method, you would need two forks. If using this method, place your cooked chicken breast onto a plate or cutting board and use both forks to separate the chicken meat and 'shred' as you separate. Continue doing this until all of your chicken is shredded.
Stand Mixer: If you're looking to avoid using arm strength, then the method of a stand mixer might be just for you. This is by far the fastest and easiest way to shred chicken, and you simply place all of your cooked chicken breasts in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the paddle attachment and mix on low. In just 15-20 seconds, you’ll have shredded chicken. That easy!
To make these BBQ-pulled chicken sandwiches, there are only 3 main components:
Cooking BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich is generally an easy process—in total, about 40-45 minutes.
Although these pulled chicken burgers are AMAZING all on their own--These additions really elevate this meal to the next level.
Creamy Coleslaw- Provides a refreshing and crunchy contrast.
Grilled Corn- On the cob for a summery and charred side dish or try this Easy Loaded Corn Salad
Salad- Adds another element of freshness! Try the Roasted Cauliflower Green Goddess Salad
Macaroni + Cheese - Because who can resist the combination of cheesy goodness with BBQ? Try one of my many Mac + Cheese Recipes HERE
Cornbread- Add a touch of sweetness to the side with this Vegan Sweet Potato Maple Herb Cornbread
Not making these BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches? No worries----pulled chicken is so versatile that you can definitely add it to many other dishes.
Shredded chicken can be incorporated into the following foods:
Pizza-- Try atop of this Best Homemade Vodka Pizza
Sandwiches-- You can never go wrong with sandwiches in all their beautiful forms. This Baked BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese is a sure-fire winner!
Pasta-- Like this Easy Weeknight Creamy Tuscan Ravioli.
Baked ziti-- It's an amazing addition to this Meatless Baked Ziti with Ricotta
Soup-- Is there anything better than a nourishing soup? Add pulled chicken to this Creamy Lemon Broccoli Tortellini Soup
While the sandwich is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare certain components in advance to make assembly easier. For example, you can make + shred the chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Assemble the sandwich just before serving to maintain its freshness and texture!
Yes! To make these sandwiches entirely GF, simply ensure that the bread is GF-Friendly + opt for GF BBQ sauce.
Absolutely! The sandwich can be personalized according to individual tastes. Whether you prefer a spicier kick or a sweeter flavor, you have the freedom to experiment and add your own twist.