I created these lip smacking good Sweet BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with a dang-good saucy coleslaw recipe to go with it!

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This is one out of this world recipe, full of tangy bbq sauce and made super easy with a pulled rotisserie chicken!

Tangy Coleslaw and Sweet BBQ Sauce

I mean, just look at this sandwich. It’s practically calling to you.

It’s so easy to make, it’s healthy, and it’s down right delicious.

Sweet BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches! Vote for this recipe by @iwashyoudry here: https://www.facebook.com/smartbalance/app_209700709180942

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Sweet BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

This is one out of this world recipe, full of tangy bbq sauce and made super easy with a pulled rotisserie chicken!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 613 kcal
Author: Shawn


For the Coleslaw:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise Dressing
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz package of coleslaw mix, shredded cabbage and carrot mix
  • 1/2 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • dash of ground sage

For the Sandwiches:

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken, I buy a rotisserie chicken and pull the chicken off the bones.
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted


  • Begin by preparing the coleslaw salad. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, white vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Add the coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots), sliced onion and sliced red bell pepper. Then toss to coat. Cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sweet BBQ sauce. In a medium pot, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the shredded chicken and hamburger buns) over medium-high heat. Whisk until smooth, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Let sauce simmer, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. Stir the shredded chicken in the BBQ sauce until heated throughout.
  • Toast the hamburger buns.
  • Place about 3/4 cup of the BBQ shredded chicken on the bottom half of a hamburger bun, followed by about a 1/2 cup of the coleslaw salad; finish with the top half of the hamburger bun.
  • Repeat for the remaining sandwiches.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.2g | Protein: 26.2g | Fat: 22.9g | Cholesterol: 80.5mg | Sodium: 1203.1mg | Sugar: 40.7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 104mg
Keywords: BBQ sauce, cole slaw, Sandwich, Shredded Chicken
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
16 Responses
  1. Gribz

    I love sandwiches and the environment, so I recycle my paper with berkshireconfidentialshredding.co.uk so the chicken is more tasty

  2. Donna

    I just found your website and loved it. I vote for your yummy Sweet BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches. It looks sooo good. Good luck with the contest!

  3. Monine

    I would love the recipe! I tried voting but the link wouldn’t work to I went to Smart Balance’s FB page and went to the battle of the bloggers and tried voting that way – their own link doesn’t work either..

    1. Shawn

      Hi Monine! Unfortunately for some reason, Facebook will only show the contest on a computer, not thru a mobile device. If you can, try logging in from a computer to vote and get the recipe. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I appreciate your support very much!! 🙂

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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