A while back, I posted a recipe for slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches. However, I haven't actually made those in quite a while, because I've found another way to make them. Whenever whole chickens go on sale for under 80 cents/lb, I almost always buy one to cook in the slow cooker. There are several things I like to make with the chicken and I'm usually able to get at least 3 meals out of each one, which makes for really inexpensive meals. In fact, last week I went to get a chicken since they were on sale for 79 cents/lb. But, before I buy meat, I always check the meat clearance section just in case they might have what I'm looking for (or maybe even something I'm not looking for, but that I know we'll use and I can freeze). Well, it just so happened that they had one chicken in their clearance section for 50% off, meaning I paid less than 40 cents/lb for the chicken! What a great deal! So, next time you have a whole chicken or leftover chicken, consider making BBQ chicken sandwiches!
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches using Leftover Chicken
1/2 onion, chopped
Shredded, cooked chicken
BBQ sauce (I used bottled)
In a skillet, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until soft. Add chicken and BBQ sauce. Cook until heated through.
Toast buns, if desired, and place chicken on buns; serve.
It doesn't get easier than that, does it?
And in case you're looking for ideas to use a whole chicken, here are some we've posted in the past. Just make sure you plan two or three of these at a time, so you get the most out of your chicken!
- Chicken caesar wraps
- Chicken caesar salad
- Chicken spaghetti casserole
- Chicken tacos/burritos
- Chicken corn chowder
- Chicken salad
- Hot chicken salad
- Garlic chicken pizza
- Chinese chicken salad