BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe

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This smoky BBQ chicken sandwich with napa slaw is an easy, delicious way to impress your family and friends. An intoxicating mix of shredded BBQ chicken and creamy slaw makes this dish great for lunch or dinner!
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Globe New American
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150
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
1
batch of napa slaw, see below
1 lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp
chili powder, divided
2 tbsp
canola oil, divided
3/4 cup(s)
chopped red onion
3/4 cup(s)
unsalted tomato sauce
3 tbsp
cider vinegar
1 tbsp
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
4
brioche hamburger buns
1/2
head of napa cabbage
2 tbsp
finely diced white onion
2 tbsp
white vinegar
1/4 cup(s)
mayonnaise
1
garlic clove, minced
2 tsp
granulated sugar
1 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions 12 steps | 150 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the napa slaw. Cut the cabbage into long, thin strips. Cut the thin strips in half or quarters, depending on your preference.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Prepare the napa slaw.
Step 2

Place the shredded cabbage in a large colander or salad spinner, working in batches if required. Rinse the cabbage thoroughly under cold water. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Place the shredded cabbage in a large colander or salad spinner, working in batches if required.
Step 3

Spin to remove the water or if using a colander, shake a few times and let it sit for 3-4 minutes to drain.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Spin to remove the water or if using a colander, shake a few times and let it sit for 3-4 minutes to drain.
Step 4

In a large bowl, combine the diced onion, white vinegar, mayonnaise, minced garlic, sugar, pepper and salt. Mix until well combined.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: In a large bowl, combine the diced onion, white vinegar, mayonnaise, minced garlic, sugar, pepper and salt.
Step 5

Add the drained cabbage and toss until evenly coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill before serving.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Add the drained cabbage and toss until evenly coated.
Step 6

While the slaw is chilling, prepare the BBQ chicken. Season the chicken thighs with one teaspoon of chili powder. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: While the slaw is chilling, prepare the BBQ chicken.
Step 7

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1½ teaspoons of canola oil. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and cook the chicken about 4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1½ teaspoons of canola oil.
Step 8

Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before shredding it into large pieces with two forks. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before shredding it into large pieces with two forks.
Step 9

While the chicken cools, prepare the BBQ sauce. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat 1½ teaspoons of oil. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: While the chicken cools, prepare the BBQ sauce.
Step 10

Add the remaining two teaspoons of chili powder, tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Add the remaining two teaspoons of chili powder, tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
Step 11

Stir in the shredded chicken and keep warm. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Stir in the shredded chicken and keep warm.
Step 12

Assemble the BBQ chicken sandwich. Place a generous portion of the BBQ chicken and napa slaw on each bun and serve. Bon appetit!

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Napa Slaw Recipe: Assemble the BBQ chicken sandwich.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
488
FAT
25.1 g
PROTEIN
29.4 g
CARBS
36.3 g
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Jolee S.

Jolee

22 Jul 2022

The cold napa slaw is a delicious contract to the barbecue chicken!

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