Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's Cookin Wednesday - Pulled Chicken Sandwiches



This recipe was influenced by CookingLight.com

Chicken:
2 Tbl dark brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground chipotle chile pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp salt
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Sauce:
2 Tbls canola oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbl dark brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard (I used regular, it's all I had!)
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbls cider vinegar

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients; rub evenly over chicken.  Place chicken non a grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180, turning occasionally.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Shred with 2 forks.

To prepare sauce, while chicken grills, heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in 1 Tbls sugar and next 5 ingredients (through ground red pepper); cook 30 seconds.  Stir in ketchup and vinegar; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.  Stir in chicken; cook 2 minutes.  

Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on bottom half of each bun; top each with 2 pickle chips and top of bun.

This was a super quick, super easy way to make pulled BBQ chicken.  We both added hot sauce to our sandwiches - but YUM!

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