Pulled Roast Chicken Sandwiches


Purchase a roast chicken at the supermarket tonight and this scrumptious pulled chicken sandwich recipe will be ready in about 30 minutes. Add a side of chips or sliced veggies for a complete (and quick) weeknight meal.

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
32 mins


  • 1 1.75-2 pound purchased roasted chicken

  • 1 medium onion, cut in 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • cup cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon seeded and finely chopped fresh red and/or green serrano chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 2 tablespoon molasses

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split

  • Bread-and-butter pickle slices or sweet pickle slices


  1. Cut the meat from the chicken, discarding skin and bones. Use two forks or your fingers to pull meat into shreds.

  2. In a large skillet cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally to separate slices into rings. Add vinegar. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  3. Stir in tomato sauce, serrano peppers, thyme, molasses, the water, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add the chicken, stirring gently to coat. Heat through. Serve on split rolls with pickles. Makes 6 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
18g Fat
76g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1485mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Protein 50g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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