BBQ Chicken is one of our family’s favorite dishes. It’s so easy to make (especially in the slow cooker), and the leftovers are GREAT for these Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. You can transform any leftover chicken into these mouthwatering sandwiches with only a couple ingredients.

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Why BBQ Chicken Sandwiches for Leftovers?

  1. Flavorful Transformation: Leftover roast chicken may seem ordinary, but when it meets smoky BBQ sauce, it becomes extraordinary. You’re in for a flavor explosion!
  2. Quick and Convenient: With leftover roast chicken on hand, half the work is already done. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you crave a satisfying meal without the fuss.
  3. BBQ Bliss: There’s something undeniably comforting about the sweet and savory flavors of BBQ sauce. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to satisfy every member of your family.
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The Ingredients

  • Leftover roast chicken
  • Hamburger buns (choose your favorite type)
  • BBQ sauce (use your preferred brand and flavor or make it homemade)
  • Coleslaw (optional, for added crunch and freshness)
  • Pickles (optional, for a tangy kick)
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How to Make BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Shred the Chicken: Start by shredding your leftover roast chicken. If there are any bones or skin, remove them. You’ll want the tender chicken meat for your sandwich.
  2. Warm the Chicken: Place the shredded chicken in a skillet over medium heat. Add your favorite BBQ sauce and stir until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Let it simmer for a few minutes to absorb those delicious flavors.
  3. Toast the Buns: While your chicken is heating up, lightly toast your hamburger buns in the oven or on a stovetop griddle. This step adds a delightful crunch to your sandwich, but you can skip it if you prefer them un-toasted.
  4. Assemble the Sandwiches: Once the buns are toasted, it’s time to assemble your BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Start with a generous portion of BBQ chicken on the bottom bun. If you like some crunch and freshness, add coleslaw on top. Finish it off with a few pickles for that tangy kick.
  5. Serve and Savor: Plate your BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and savor every bite of BBQ bliss!
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Customization Ideas – Make It Your Own:

  • Cheesy Delight: Add a slice of your favorite cheese to melt over the BBQ chicken for an extra layer of gooey goodness.
  • Spicy Kick: If you like a bit of heat, drizzle hot sauce on your sandwich or opt for a BBQ sauce that’s a little spicy.
  • Grilled Veggies: Grill some onions, bell peppers, or mushrooms to layer on top of your BBQ chicken for added flavor and texture.

More BBQ Chicken Favorites

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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect example of turning yesterday’s dinner into today’s culinary masterpiece. They’re quick, convenient, and bursting with BBQ goodness. Don’t let those roast chicken leftovers go to waste; give them a BBQ makeover and enjoy a taste of BBQ bliss that will make your taste buds dance!

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Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy weeknight meal and a perfect way to use leftover roast chicken! Top with some coleslaw for added crunch and you've got a total crowd pleaser!
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Start by shredding leftover roast chicken. If there are any bones or skin, remove them. You’ll want the tender chicken meat for your sandwich.
  • Place the shredded chicken in a skillet over medium heat. Add your favorite BBQ sauce and stir until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Let it simmer for a 2-3 minutes to absorb flavors.
  • While your chicken is heating up, lightly toast your hamburger buns in the oven or on a stovetop griddle. This step adds a delightful crunch to your sandwich, but you can skip it if you prefer them un-toasted.
  • Once the buns are toasted, assemble your BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Start with a generous portion of BBQ chicken on the bottom bun. If you like some crunch and freshness, add coleslaw on top. Finish it off with a few pickles for that tangy kick.
  • Plate your BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and serve.

Notes

Meal Prep Idea: You can make these sandwiches using leftover Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken or Lazy BBQ Chicken too! 
Homemade BBQ Sauce: You can find my homemade BBQ sauce in this post if you want to make your own.
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