This BBQ Chicken Sandwich is what football tastes like at my house. It’s insanely good, easy to pull together, and always a crowd pleaser. I’m pretty sure there is nothing better than a lazy day of football with family, friends, and a huge pot of BBQ Chicken ready to go!
We don’t entertain with fancy, sit down dinners at my house. Instead, we have families over for what I call “event television.” Think football games, awards shows, and finales of shows like Survivor. It is super low key entertaining with tons of food and kids running around. The show is basically an excuse to get together.
See the splatter on the counter? Just keeping it real….
Clearly, I still didn’t see the splatter.
This recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman. I’ve used it for years and it’s always a winner. This isn’t labor intensive, has 4 main ingredients, and is nothing short of awesome. It takes about an hour and a half in the oven but so worth it!
I love this moment. The chicken, the sauce, the Hawaiian Roll, the pickles…..
I serve these sandwiches on Hawaiian Rolls with pickles, cole slaw, a big pot of baked beans, potato chips, and sweet potato fries.
- 1 whole cut up fryer chicken
- kosher salt
- 2T Vegetable Oil
- ½ onion, sliced
- 4 whole cloves garlic
- 1 large bottle BBQ Sauce
- Hawaiian Rolls
- hamburger pickles (optional)
- cole slaw (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Pat chicken dry. Season each piece with kosher salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in heavy pot over medium heat. Sear chicken until golden brown on all sides.
- Remove chicken from pot.
- Pour off excess grease. Leave about 1 T.
- Add sliced onions and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Don't burn.
- Pour in bottle of BBQ sauce.
- Put chicken in sauce. Cover with lid.
- Cook in oven for 1½ hours or until chicken falls off of bone.
- Once cooked, remove chicken and garlic from pot.
- When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and shred chicken.
- Skim fat off of the top of the sauce.
- Add chicken back to sauce and combine. Warm if necessary before serving.
- Spoon chicken onto Hawaiian Rolls.