Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Published on October 20th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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How can you transform regular Grilled Chicken Sandwiches into something incredible? With this recipe for Pulled Chicken Sandwiches! We show you an easy way to make grilled chicken breasts to the next level with our mixture of herbs and seasonings. In this recipe, we will show you how easy it is to whip up this fun and flavorful twist on an ordinary grilled chicken sandwich by shredding the chicken and smothering it in a rich, delicious sauce. This is a great recipe to share with friends and family at your next backyard cookout.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
8

Ingredients

Marinated Chicken
  • 5 Boneless Chicken Breast or Thighs

  • 3 tablespoons Green Seasoning 

  • 1 teaspoon Paprika

  • ½ teaspoon Cumin - ground

  • ½ teaspoon Allspice - ground

  • ¼ teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 2 tablespoons Honey

  • 200 ml Ketchup

  • 8 Hamburger Buns

Optional Sandwich Toppings
  • Tomato - sliced

  • Pickle Slices

  • Lettuce - shredded

  • Onions  - sliced

  • Carrots - sliced

Instructions

Coat the chicken breasts in the green seasoning, paprika, cumin, allspice, chili powder, and honey, then let marinate in a container for at least an hour or overnight for stronger flavor.

Prepare the grill with cooking spray or brushing oil onto the grilling surface and bring the temperature to 450 °F/ 232 °C.

Once the grill is warmed and ready, place the marinated chicken breasts over direct heat and cook for 15-2 minutes, flipping every 3 minutes. Keep the marinade for the sauce.

When the chicken is cooked throughout, remove the heat and rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes while preparing the sauce.

While the chicken rests, place the remaining marinade into a saucepan, heat on medium-high, and mix in the ketchup until the sauce is simmering and has thickened to a syrup-like consistency, then remove from the heat.

Using two forks, shred the chicken breasts, place the shreds into the saucepan, and coat in the sauce.

Toast the buns over indirect heat or using an oven toaster until toasted, then assemble the sandwiches with the sauced and shredded chicken.

Serve warm with your choice of toppings and enjoy.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart