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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw

Not that this pulled chicken recipe is hard, but you can make it even easier by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken instead of the breasts called for here.



  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ small head of cabbage, very thinly sliced

Chicken and assembly

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ciabatta or sandwich rolls, split, lightly toasted

Recipe Preparation


  • Whisk vinegar, mayonnaise, cilantro, honey, and celery seed in a large bowl. Add cabbage and toss to coat. Cover and chill.

Chicken and assembly

  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Whisk in chipotle chile, bay leaf, barbecue sauce, vinegar, and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is slightly reduced, 15–20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until deeply browned, 5–7 minutes. Turn chicken, add ¼ cup water to skillet, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium, cover skillet, and cook until cooked through, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, then shred with 2 forks. Add chicken to barbecue sauce and toss to coat.

  • Fill rolls with chicken and slaw.

Recipe by Adapted from Dinner: The Playbook by Jenny Rosenstrach (Random House). Copyright ©2014.,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 600 Fat (g) 23 Saturated Fat (g) 4 Cholesterol (mg) 115 Carbohydrates (g) 57 Dietary Fiber (g) 5 Total Sugars (g) 20 Protein (g) 44 Sodium (mg) 870Reviews Section

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