Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Basil Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Want a delicious meal that you can serve your family year round? Whether it is a cold winter’s day or a warm and sunny backyard bbq, this is one savory-sweet dish your family will love.

Tear into this Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Basil Barbecue Sauce and your palate will scream in delight.Barbecue Chicken Sandwich 01

Here is how it made

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Basil Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, BBQ
Cuisine: Pork
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Serves: 6
  • 2 large Organic Chicken Breasts
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar (go for 1 cup if you are in the mood for something really sweet)
  • ½ tsp. Ground Mustard
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 5 Basil Leaves
  • ½ cup Onion
  1. Boil 2 inches water in large pan. Add 2 large organic chicken breasts. Cook on high until water is halfway evaporated. Turn heat on medium to low. Brown and remove. Let cool. (Please note: poaching 2 large breasts of chicken will take approximately 20 minutes.)
  2. Pull chicken apart into small pieces with your fingers.
  3. Slice lemon in half.
  4. Dice onion into small pieces.
  5. Pick 5 basil leaves. Rinse. Pat dry with paper towel.
  6. In a medium pot add water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, lemon, brown sugar, ground mustard, onion powder, cinnamon, basil leaves, and onion. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Continue to stir on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Add pulled chicken to pot. Stir well. Place on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  8. Using your choice of bread, (we use Hawaiian buns here), spoon sauce-covered pulled chicken onto the buns. Your delicious sweet basil barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches are ready to enjoy!

Homemade Barbeque sauce

Making your own barbeque sauce is simple and easy. You can add various spices to your liking. Comment below and tell me your thoughts on this recipe and what possible spices you would add to change the flavor.

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15 thoughts on “Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Basil Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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  • I thought this was going to be one of those recipes that you end up serving 8-10 hours later – whoooaaa! This is fast and so delish, it is a must do! I want to get some chicken and make it soon!

  • The BBQ sauce sounds amazing, I will have to try this.

  • I’ll be using this sauce recipe as a different base for homemade pizza!

  • I love chicken sandwiches. Add on BBQ sauce and I am in HEAVEN! Thanks for this! 🙂

  • My mouth is watering. I love basil but I think I’ll use cilantro instead.

  • So tasty, thanks for the recipe!!!

  • This sounds delicious, even just the name, what’s not to like?! I’m seriously going to have to try this, pinning! I think I might like to add maybe 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, that would add a nice little contrast to the sweet.

  • That looks so tasty and easy to prepare as well!

  • We hear so much (and love) pulled pork sandwiches, but your pulled chicken with Worcestershire Sauce and basil makes our usual recipe archaic…thank you

  • Yummy, this looks so good. I am going to make this for Super Bowl weekend. Maybe make some homemade rolls for BBQ sandwiches. Yummy.

  • I’ve made pulled pork but never pulled chicken. Guess what we are having for dinner this week?

  • What a great & easy recipe! Definitely making this one!!! Thank you!!!

  • thanks for the recipe this look fantastic I have to try it

  • Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying this one. Love that it is gluten free!

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