Past Recipes
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade Barbecue Sauce and Creamy Dijon Slaw

See upcoming menus

Get weekly recipes and ingredients delivered.

We consider ourselves barbecue sauce aficionados, so believe us when we say it's worth it (and so easy) to make from scratch. This version combines ketchup, Dijon, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce, which we toss with shredded chicken for tangy-sweet flavor. It's all piled onto toasted buns with dill pickles and a creamy, mustard-laced slaw.

  • < 600 Calories
  • Quick Cook
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
  • Calories 580
  • Protein 45g
  • Total Carb 57g
  • Total Fat 18g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • yellow onion
    • 1
    • yellow onion
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2
    • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • sour cream
    • 1 ounce
    • sour cream
  • apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons
    • apple cider vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
    • 2 packets
    • Dijon mustard
  • shredded green cabbage
    • 3/4 cup
    • shredded green cabbage
  • shredded red cabbage
    • 3/4 cup
    • shredded red cabbage
  • shredded carrots
    • 1/2 cup
    • shredded carrots
  • ketchup
    • 2 1/4 ounces
    • ketchup
  • vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon
    • vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • dark brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons
    • dark brown sugar
  • hamburger buns
    • 2
    • hamburger buns
  • sliced dill pickles
    • 1/4 cup
    • sliced dill pickles

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 12" large pan
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet

Cooking Steps

  1. Caramelize onion

    Caramelize onion

    Preheat oven to 450ºF. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until light brown, 5 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons water; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring continuously, until onion is golden and water has evaporated, about 3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat; set aside.

  2. Roast chicken

    Roast chicken

    While onion caramelizes, line a baking sheet with foil. Pat chicken dry with paper towel, place on prepared sheet, and rub all over with 2 teaspoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Roast until cooked through and no longer pink, 10-12 minutes. Then, transfer to cutting board and set aside to rest, about 5 minutes, reserving sheet for Step 5.

  3. Make creamy Dijon slaw

    Make creamy Dijon slaw

    While chicken roasts, in a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, apple cider vinegar, 1 packet Dijon, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Add slaw mix; toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve (we love the crisp texture and cool contrast this brings to the sandwiches).

  4. Shred chicken and make sauce

    Shred chicken and make sauce

    Shred rested chicken using 2 forks or roughly chop. To pan with caramelized onion, still off heat, stir in ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, remaining Dijon, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Add shredded chicken and toss to coat. Return pan to medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until combined and warmed through, 1-2 minutes.

  5. Toast buns

    Toast buns

    Slice buns open horizontally, if they arrived whole. Remove and discard foil from reserved baking sheet, then add buns cut-side down in a single layer. Bake until toasted and light golden, 2-3 minutes.

  6. Plate pulled chicken sandwiches

    Plate pulled chicken sandwiches

    Transfer toasted buns to serving plates. Top bun bottoms with pulled barbecue chicken, then pickles; close sandwiches. Serve with creamy Dijon slaw. Dig in!

What is Plated?
  • 1. Pick chef-designed recipes.

    1. Pick chef-designed recipes.

    Mix and match 20 delicious recipes (plus dessert!) each week in any combination.

  • 2. Get your customized box.

    2. Get your customized box.

    Your refrigerated pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards will be delivered to your door.

  • 3. Enjoy your perfect dinner.

    3. Enjoy your perfect dinner.

    Experience quality time—in the kitchen and at the table—with the people that matter most.