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Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Points® value
Total Time
6 hr 45 min
45 min
6 hr
This delicious sandwich is defined by the softness of the meat once it’s done its done cooking, as well as the ability to customize the flavour with different spices and sauces.



3 clove(s), large


1 tsp(s), fresh, chopped

Fresh thyme

1 tsp(s), chopped


½ medium, whole

Hard roll

8 item(s), or buns- sliced in half


½ head(s), medium


1 large, beefsteak, 8 slicesFor the sauce

Minced onion

½ cup(s), fresh


3 clove(s), large, minced


½ cup(s)

Canned tomato sauce

½ cup(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

½ cup(s)


2 tbsp(s)

Red wine vinegar

¼ cup(s)

Cayenne pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Smoked paprika

½ tsp(s)

Chili powder

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch(es), cracked

Hot pepper sauce

½ tbsp(s), Tabasco

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s), or vegetable broth


  1. For the BBQ sauce, combine all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue to cook the sauce for 20-30 minutes, be sure to stir periodically and not over heat or burn the sauce.
  2. To prepare the roasted chicken, combine chopped fresh thyme, rosemary and garlic together and rub it under the skin of whole fresh chicken.
  3. Place whole chicken into your slow cooker and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top; place the squeezed lemon half into the chicken cavity. Cover and cook the chicken in your slow cooker on medium heat for approximately 6 hours or until cooked through. The internal temperature needs to read 170-degrees.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes. Remove skin from the cooked chicken and discard. Using a dinner fork begin to shred and remove all of the cooked meat from the bones- pull the meat off the bones into thin strands. Place the shredded cooked chicken into a large bowl.
  5. Combine cooked BBQ sauce with the cooked, shredded chicken; stir to ensure that all of the shredded meat is covered in the sauce.
  6. Lightly toast the Kaiser rolls and place a large piece of iceberg lettuce with a large tomato slice. Fill each bun with the BBQ chicken and serve.


Optional:- Slow-roast the chicken in the oven at 350-degrees.- Substitute the Kaiser Rolls with mini whole wheat slider buns.