My husband was hoping to grill hamburgers when I had informed him that I made Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches for dinner. He was skeptical that anything could rival his burgers...but, he said that this was one of the best BBQ Chicken Sandwiches he's had (he had two!)
I agree - it's better then most I've tasted and even better then ones I've made in the past.
I wonder if the applesauce is the secret? LOL
Applesauce BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 t ground pepper
3/4 cup chunky applesauce,
3/4 cup BBQ sauce, your choice more if preferred
2 T brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
Place chicken breasts and all the seasonings into a freezer gallon bag, seal bag and message all the ingredients together, freeze until ready for cooking.
Thaw out overnight OR thaw for 15 mins on defrost cycle of microwave in the morning (mine doesn't fully defrost, it just gets all the ingredients to the point that it will slide out of bag and into Slow-cooker.
Cook on High for 6-8 hours, from frozen or
6-8 hours on low/medium, if the recipe is being cooked from 'fresh.'
(always use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked thoroughly/properly)
Shred the chicken in the sauce and served on fresh hamburger buns.
Recipe Adapted from: Applesauce BBQ Chicken
Photo by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home