Wednesday, December 10, 2008

pulled chicken bbq sandwiches

sorry for the photo-less post, but these sandwiches weren't too photogenic...they were delicious though, so i knew i had to share.

these are dead simple to make, and actually fall into the "fast" category that my posts rarely meet. the hardest part is shredding the chicken, which isn't really "hard", but gets old fast.

i never cook chicken like this because i've always assumed that it means that it will be flavorless. i've since been proven wrong, and for these sandwiches it really is the fastest and best way.

3 chicken breasts
5 tablespoons of ketchup
2 tablespoons of yellow mustard
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
hamburger buns

fill a pot with water and heat over medium high heat. submerge the chicken breasts and boil until cooked through. discard the water and place the chicken onto a cutting board.

using two forks, shread the chicken by pulling it apart into "strings". it helps if you cut the chicken into chunks first as it prevents the pieces from being too long.

in the same pot, add the ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and sugar and cook over low heat - whisking - until combined and smooth. add the chicken back in and stir until well coated in the sauce.

serve on buns with a salad and oven fries and enjoy!

i like how complex these four ingredients taste when put together. these are classic bbq sauce ingredients, and this sauce errs more on the vinegary (carolina) style than some others. i prefer that bite...but if you'd like it sweeter simply add more sugar, or halve the mustard (the vinegar helps with consistency, so i'd keep this the same).


Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, 2 posts within 5 days and here I am slacking. I am trying to play ketch-up :) These sound awesome!!!!!

Courtney said...

LOL! Thanks! Super easy too...really, nothing could be faster.
I have been slacking on reading up on my favorite food blogs...I'll navigate over to yours now. :)