Sunday, July 29, 2012

Southern Sundays and BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Welcome to Southern Sundays!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  I've been working on a very large project and my hours have been long, long, long.  So when I heard that I was going to get the weekend off I jumped at the chance to do something fun!

MGG and I went on a picnic yesterday.  This is where we ate.

Such a beautiful day at the beach.  This is a beach a little north of us, quiet, and less crowded, this pier was built in the 1800's in anticipation of creating a large shipping port.  The weather was just perfect for a nice picnic.  So I created some great "take along" dishes and off we went!

So today I wanted to share with you our main course, BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches.

These were done with a little help from the store, with a new Root Beer BBQ sauce.   So Yummy!!!
I tend to like the Carolina sauce the best with the vinegary flavor, but sometime I like it a little sweet.  After a taste test at my favorite store (Williams Sonoma) I just had to pick up a bottle of this sauce.  I love root beer...and in this sauce, it is sweet, with a bit of a kick in the back end.  So if you love root beer this sauce may be a winner for you!

To make this quick dish I poached a couple of chicken breasts, toasted up some kaiser rolls, and heated the Root Beer BBQ sauce. (Use your favorite sauce)  Once the chicken was done I just shredded it and put it in the simmering sauce.  Simple, easy to transport with some help from some tin foil and an insulated bag.  That's all there is too it.  A wonderful hearty Super Sandwich!

Look how good this looks!!  Sweet and spicy at the same time.  Soooo good!

I served it with some great side dishes, a Creamy Ranch Slaw, and a Jicama Melon fruit salad.  I'll be sharing those recipes with you this week, along with some of my favorite tote-able dishware.  

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

serves 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Kaiser rolls
1 bottle of Root Beer BBQ sauce (or your favorite flavor of BBQ sauce)

In a 2 quart sauce pan filled halfway with water, bring water to a boil over high heat.  Add chicken breasts and boil at a slow boil for about 15 minutes.  Chicken will become opaque and white.

Remove chicken and set aside on a cutting board to cool.  Meanwhile, heat oven to "broil".  Split your Kaiser rolls in half and place on a baking sheet.  Toast rolls for about 45 seconds or until golden brown and toasted.  Remove and wrap in foil to keep warm.  

Once chicken is cool enough to touch shred using two forks.  In a medium saucepan add your bottle of BBQ sauce and heat over low heat.  Once it get's bubbly add the shredded chicken and stir to completely coat with sauce.  Cook about 5 minutes until chicken is thoroughly heated through.  

Pack in a storage container if transporting.  Wrap container in tin foil and place in an insulated bag to keep chicken warm.  To serve, divide chicken between the two Kaiser rolls placing on the bottom half of the roll.  Place the top half of roll and serve immediately.

What's your favorite BBQ sauce??

So let's get to the features of last week's party.  I would like to thank everyone for participating.  It's so good to see all your creative food items!  Last week we had a small party, but we had some delishhh entries!

We had two entries that stood out from the crowd.  Different types of food but both are "comfort food".

Congratulations on your featured recipe!

by Paula of Call Me PMc

Peach Cookie-Pies
by Deana of Country Momma Cooks

I want them both right now!!!
I must eat them...

Congratulations again to you all!  Stop by the creative artist's blog and say "Hi!".  I'm sure they love to hear from you.

So let's party!  I can't wait to see what you all bring this week.  Make sure to tell all your friends so they can join the party as well!

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Enjoy, have fun, cook lots of food, and relish your Southern Sunday!


  1. Hi Beth
    The place you ate is spectacular !! Gorgeous photo. We're living very close to the shore (1st line) and I love the view :)
    I'm a vegetarian so this time you recipe is not for me although I'm pretty sure my other half would love it

    Thanks for another party and have a wonderful week!

  2. Beth, thank you for hosting.

    My dish is not a southern one (although I am a southern gal) but it's MEATLESS MONDAY! and the recipe is AWESOME ((:


  3. What a healthier alternative to pulled pork. I love the seasoning I bet it is great on chicken.

  4. What a gorgeous place for a picnic! A great way to spend the weekend!

  5. Thanks for the feature......I'll come back tomorrow when I have a recipe to share....have a great week : )

  6. Thank you for hosting! I have boozy figs this week.
    That's an awesome spot for lunch.



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