Monday, April 30, 2012

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches from Leftovers (and an encouragement to check the clearance section)

BBQ chicken sandwiches

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
Vegetable oil
Shredded, cooked chicken
BBQ sauce (I used bottled)
Hamburger buns

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.

Leftover chicken

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!

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