BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese #15MinuteSuppers

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

The baby (my 14 week old fetus) and I have been on a BBQ kick lately. BBQ brisket, BBQ chicken, BBQ sauce on baked potatoes, BBQ sauce and cheese quesadillas, BBQ pork. You get the picture. (And see the picture!)

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

So earlier this week I thought I’d ask the hubby to boil some chicken breast I had thawing, so when I got home I could shred it and add some BBQ sauce and throw it on a bun. But I wanted a cold potato salad or slaw to go with it. And the only coleslaw I like is KFC’s version. It’s sweet and very fine in texture, so it’s easy to enjoy. And simple to throw together.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

So how did I make this entire meal in only 15 minutes? Well I had my hubby precook the chicken, so my chicken was technically precooked. You could use shredded rotisserie here too! The coleslaw was very easy to make with the help of a food processor and marinated extra quickly with the help of plastic wrap. All that was left was tossing the chicken with sweet honey BBQ sauce and toasting the buns while the coleslaw marinated for 10 minutes. Yes, 10 minutes! 2 hours is ideal, but the plastic wrap pulls the liquid up into all the nooks and crannies for a well dressed salad.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Ingredients:
1 head cabbage
2 carrots
1/4 white onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 Tb buttermilk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 Tb lime juice
1 1/2 Tb white vinegar

2 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1 cup sweet honey bbq sauce

6 hamburger buns
6 slices Colby jack cheese

Directions:

In a food processor fitted with a grater blade, process the entire head of cabbage in sections at a time. Dump in a large bowl. Process the carrots with the grater blade and add to the cabbage. Repeat the same process with the small piece of onion.

Toss the vegetables to combine well.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

In a small bowl whisk together the coleslaw dressing ingredients and pour over the cabbage mixture.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Toss well to coat.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Cover with a piece of plastic wrap pressing on top of the coleslaw and refrigerate.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Meanwhile shred the chicken breast and toss with 1 cup of sweet honey BBQ sauce.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

Toast the buns and set aside.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of coleslaw on the bottom bun. Top with 1/4 cup of chicken, a slice of Colby Jack cheese and the top bun.

Serve with fresh fruit and additional coleslaw if desired.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandiwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark #15MinuteSuppers

All my famished fish enjoyed this meal-every one. My hubby said the flavors were a perfect combination. The BBQ sauce was not overpowering at all and it had just the right touch of sweetness. I myself couldn’t stop rolling my eyes at how delicious this was.

Do you have a favorite coleslaw recipe? Please share!!

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 623 calories

Fat 32 g

Carbs 60 g

Protein 26 g

6

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Secret Recipe Coleslaw and Colby Jack Cheese

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 17

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Secret Recipe Coleslaw

  • 1 head cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tb buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tb lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tb white vinegar
  • For the Sandwiches

  • 2 chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup sweet honey bbq sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices Colby jack cheese

Instructions

  1. In a food processor fitted with a grater blade, process the entire head of cabbage in sections at a time. Dump in a large bowl. Process the carrots with the grater blade and add to the cabbage. Repeat the same process with the small piece of onion. Toss the vegetables to combine well.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the coleslaw dressing ingredients and pour over the cabbage mixture.
  3. Toss well to coat. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap pressing on top of the coleslaw and refrigerate.
  4. Meanwhile shred the chicken breast and toss with 1 cup of sweet honey BBQ sauce.
  5. Toast the buns and set aside.
  6. To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of coleslaw on the bottom bun. Top with 1/4 cup of chicken, a slice of Colby Jack cheese and the top bun.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit and additional coleslaw if desired.

Notes

2 hours is ideal for marinating the coleslaw, but the plastic wrap pulls the liquid up into all the nooks and crannies for a well dressed salad in a short amount of time.

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