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A while ago my friend Alexandra had a few friends over to her house. We played backyard games, walked around the underrated Paint Mines in Calhan, Colorado, and generally had a blast.
When it was time to feed the crowd, Alexandra handled it like a pro with these amazing chicken sandwiches. I ate two, and then took a ton of it home with me. (She made enough to feed the entire town of Calhan, Colorado, which actually isn’t saying much. No offense, Calhan.)
I definitely had more than my fair share! Thank you, Alexandra, for being so generous.
I’m still dreaming about those sandwiches.
They are tangy from barbecue sauce and Italian dressing; they are slightly sweet from a touch of sugar. And they pair perfectly with sweet Hawaiian buns.
Playing with the recipe back home, we discovered that they are just as yummy if you add a slice of American cheese or a sprinkle of some grated cheddar.
Personally, my favorite topper is a little scoop of coleslaw. I LOVE coleslaw with barbecue sandwiches. Wait, pardon me, did I say “with”? I mean “on.” Am I the only one that does this? I have never seen anyone else put coleslaw on a sandwich, but I can’t think of why the world hasn’t caught on to this genius idea yet.
Anyway, you’ve gotta give these sandwiches a try!
Alexandra’s BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- 3 lbs chicken tenderloins
- 18 oz. barbecue sauce
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ cup Italian dressing
- sweet Hawaiian buns
- American cheese (as desired)
- coleslaw (as desired)
- Add chicken to a greased crockpot.
- Mix together the barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and Italian dressing. Pour this mixture over the chicken. Cook on low 8 hours or on medium 4 hours. If using frozen chicken, cook on low 8-10 hours, or on high for 2 hours, and then on low for 6 hours.
- Shred the chicken with forks, or better yet, dump portions into a kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment and turn on to low power to shred it.
- Serve on Hawaiian buns. Add coleslaw or cheese, as desired.
- Cut the recipe in half if you want to serve just your small family with a few leftovers.