Shredded BBQ Chicken Sammie

Pulled pork sandwiches are a popular summer recipe, but these Shredded BBQ Chicken Sammies are a lot healthier and SO easy to make. My family loves BBQ. I eat barbecue sauce on everything from shrimp to chicken to baked potatoes, so it's no surprise to me that my kids are into it too. I find that once you find a barbecue sauce that your family enjoys (preferably one made without corn syrup), it will become one of your best friends in the kitchen.

As you know from this past Monday's post, I love whipping up Crock Pot BBQ Chicken for Sunday night dinner. What I didn't tell you yet is all the great things you can do with the leftovers. I like to shred them for sammies for Monday's school lunch and for quesadillas on Tuesday. That covers three meals with one easy to prepare recipe. When you're able to make cooking this easy on yourself AND your family loves what you make, it makes for seriously good times!


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Shredded BBQ Chicken Sammie (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Juice from the Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe


1. Using 2 forks or your hands, pull the chicken into bite size pieces.
2. Combine the shredded chicken with the 1/2 cup of juice from the crock pot.
3. Place 1/4 of the mixture on a bun or roll, cover with additional barbecue sauce and serve.


Barbecue sauce, rolls or sandwich buns

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Tess

    Hello! Sorry about the delay but your feature is posted today on my blog!Enjoy!

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  • Chris

    The only BBQ sauce I have found in the regular grocery store shelf without corn syrup is BulleEye. They have a few great flavors, my favorite one right now is Texan.

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  • Healthy Apple

    Shredded chicken with BBQ sounds delish; perfect for a hot summer day...thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Enjoy your sunny weekend!

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  • Sally P

    So this is a cold sandwich? I usually warm the mixture in a skillet before putting on a (sometimes toasted) bun. And hubby likes pickles as well as cheese on his sandwich.

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    • Catherine

      You can have this either way, they are both delicious!

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  • Alisha

    I started making sandwiches like these earlier this summer and we LOVE them! I toss some chicken breasts in the crock pot with chopped onions and veggie broth and ignore it until dinner time. When it's nearly time to serve, I drain the broth and shred the chicken right in the crock pot. Then I add the BBQ sauce and let it warm up for a few minutes. I've served them on King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Mmmm!

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  • Amy

    Where can you get these little rolls? My Publix doesn't have any

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  • Julie

    Those rolls look like the slider buns from Trader Joe's to me.

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  • Amy

    i made mine in an all clad 6 1/2 quart slow cooker and they came out really dry. should i cut back half an hour's worth of cooking or is that not safe?

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