Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Step aside pulled pork sandwiches, because Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are in town! Even though the pulled pork sandwich is a classic, these Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are a fun and healthy way to twist things up! Chicken breasts are roasted with smoky chipotle and a sweet and zesty bbq sauce, shredded and tossed together with all the juicy goodness left over on the bottom of the pan to make a killer pulled chicken sandwich. The combination of the chipotle and the bbq sauce will tickle your tastebuds perfectly!

Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches - KJ & Company

What we ended up loving the most about this recipe, besides how scrumptious it is, is how versatile it can be! Serve it up one night as Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, and then use the leftovers for tacos or fajitas! Since you have both the flavor profile of the chipotle and the bbq sauce, the pulled chicken can easily be transformed into different meals. How great is that?

Whip them up for a weeknight meal, bbq bash, Sunday dinner, or any time that you just need a simple, delicious, home cooked meal to put on the table.

 

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Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches - KJ & Company

Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are a fun and healthy way to twist things up! Chicken breasts are roasted with smoky chipotle and a sweet and zesty bbq sauce, shredded and tossed together with all the juicy goodness left over on the bottom of the pan to make a killer pulled chicken sandwich. The combination of the chipotle and the bbq sauce will tickle your tastebuds perfectly!

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup bbq sauce of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 6 ciabatta rolls, or hamburger buns of choice
  • Toppings such as avocado, red onion, pickles, cheddar cheese, bleu cheese, sour cream, guacamole, coleslaw or salsa (the possibilities are endless!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the bbq sauce, chipotle powder and seasoned salt. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and evenly coat them with the olive oil. Pour the chipotle bbq sauce over the chicken and coat all sides completely.
  2. Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through or reaches a 165 degree temperature in the middle.
  3. Uncover the chicken and let it cool slightly. Using two forks, pull and shred the chicken and toss to combine with all the sauce on the bottom of the pan. Serve with desired rolls and toppings.

Notes

  • This recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker. Simply add all of your ingredients into the slow cooker and set the time for however long you need, I would say around 4-6 hours.
  • You can easily serve a crowd with this recipe! Just multiply it by however many people you need to serve.

Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches - KJ & Company Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches - KJ & Company