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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
For the sauce:
 1 small onion, small dice
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup ketchup
 ½ cup apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp soy sauce, low sodium
 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce, low sodium
 4 tbsp brown sugar
 1 tbsp dried mustard powder
 1 tbsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp onion powder
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
To thicken sauce:
 1 cup chicken stock, low sodium
 1 tbsp cornstarch
For the slaw:
 ½ of a cabbage, grated
 ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp soy sauce, low sodium
 ½ tsp hot sauce
 ¼ tsp salt

Butterfly chicken; dice onion; mince garlic.


Place all of the sauce ingredients in a large pot and mix well. Add chicken to pot.


Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees), about 15-20 minutes.


Remove the chicken from the sauce and set aside in a large bowl to cool. Once cooled, shred the chicken using two forks or an electric mixer on low speed.


While the chicken cooks, make the slaw.


Grate cabbage.


In a medium bowl, whisk together all slaw ingredients except the cabbage. Once mixed well, then add in shredded cabbage. Toss to coat.


Make slurry to thicken sauce. Mix one tablespoon cornstarch and 1 cup chicken stock, creating a heavy cream consistency.


Once the chicken has been removed from the sauce, add the slurry to the sauce to thicken. Bring back to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until desired consistency (5-10 minutes).


Pour sauce over top the shredded chicken and mix well to combine.


Assemble sandwiches: Place 1/3 cup of chicken mixture on bottom half of roll; top with 1/3 cup of slaw (or eat slaw on the side); cover with top of roll. Repeat with all sandwiches.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.5g14%

Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66.4mg23%
Sodium 892.2mg38%
Potassium 570mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 41.8g14%

Dietary Fiber 5.1g21%
Sugars 16.7g
Protein 27.6g56%

Calcium 16%
Iron 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.