BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Coleslaw

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 364.5
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 76.5 mg
  • Sodium: 418.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 31.8 g

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from Eating Well Jan/Feb 2015.
from Eating Well Jan/Feb 2015.

Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
    1 3/4 cups cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons sugar, divided
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon celery seed
    1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
    1 14-ounce package coleslaw mix (about 5 cups)
    4 small soft buns or rolls, heated if desired


1.Place chicken in a medium skillet or large saucepan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently, turning once or twice, until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, 12 to 15 minutes.

2.Meanwhile, combine vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, crushed red pepper, cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the sauce to a large bowl. Cover the pan and set aside.

3.Shred the chicken into bite-size pieces with two forks. Stir into the sauce in the pan until well combined. Cover and let marinate for 10 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, add the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the sauce in the bowl; whisk in buttermilk, mayonnaise, celery seed and pepper. Add coleslaw mix and toss to combine. Serve the chicken on buns (or rolls) with the slaw and any extra sauce on the side.

Serving Size: 4 sandwiches with a side of coleslaw