I made these sandwiches after deciding what to do with leftover chicken from the night before. My husband had just brought home a spicy BBQ sauce so I thought I would try a BBQ chicken sandwich. I found this apple slaw recipe and thought I had to add it! The slaw definitely makes this sandwich one of my favorites!
BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Apple Slaw
leftover chicken, or grilled/baked chicken breast (shredded)
BBQ sauce of your choice
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 honeycrisp apple (or any tart apple)
2 cups broccoli, carrots, and purple cabbage, julienned (I usually buy the pre-made broccoli & carrot slaw from my grocery store) * You can really use any vegetable slaw you can find if you are going pre-made.
salt & pepper
Shred the chicken and mix it with enough BBQ sauce to coat the chicken and some extra to make it saucy. Warm the chicken and the sauce in a small pot.
If you are not using pre-made veggie slaw, julienne the broccoli, carrots, and cabbage. Also, julienne the apple.
Add the veggies, apple, dijon, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix together
Once the chicken is warmed through, start building your sandwich. Add the BBQ shredded chicken to the bun and top with the apple slaw.
By far the BEST girl’s night snack! Healthy finger food to curb any dessert craving! And just as easy as normal nachos!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can really make it your own. If you are allergic to nuts (like my sister) you can omit the almonds, pecans, and peanut butter, and drizzle carmel on top instead. Or if you don’t like coconut (like my husband) you can simply omit the coconut flakes all together!
This really isn’t a recipe that needs to be followed precisely. The lemon juice is simply so the apples won’t brown, and if you don’t like a lot of nuts, you can put as many or as little as you’d prefer. I am leaving all the optional “toppings” in the list below so you can pick and choose which strike your sweet tooth!
3 crispy and slightly tart apples (honeycrisp is the best!)
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
3 tbsp runny caramel
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
Slice up some apples into wedges. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning too fast.
Melt some peanut butter (in the microwave, or in a pan over the stove works just fine)–until it’s super runny–and drizzle it all over the apples. Next, top the apples and peanut butter with any of the toppings of your choosing (I like chopped almonds and chocolate chips).