Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Recipe from Ellie Krieger

We have a ton of shredded chicken right now in our freezer, and I wanted something quick, easy and healthy to make with it.  I came across these BBQ chicken sandwiches.  I liked the idea of making my own sauce, but still keeping everything extremely simple.

J and I really liked these!  The sauce was so easy to make, and we loved the flavor!!  It made a lot of chicken, but we'll probably just freeze the leftovers for another day.

1 T canolo oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14-ou) can tomato sauce
1/4 c tomato paste
1/2 c water
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
5 T mollasses
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t liquid smoke (I didn't have any, so I skipped this)
4-4 1/2 c shredded chicken
Whole wheat hamburger rolls
Toppings of choice - we just used mozzarella cheese, but tomatos and lettuce are good options as well.

Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.  Add the onions and saute about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add remaining ingredients through liquid smoke, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 15 minutes.

Finally add the chicken and simmer for about another 10 minutes.

Build your sandwich and enjoy!


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