Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Sandwiches

I saw this recipe at Recipe Shoebox not long ago and knew I wanted to try it right away.  In fact I think she just posted it on Tuesday!  


These were really easy to put together, and were just delicious on the onion rolls.  I just adore those.  

I seasoned the chicken before cooking with some of this Maple Smokehouse seasoning I bought a little while ago, and it smelled awesome cooking.  Can't wait to try it on something grilled outside.


Here is Lara's recipe.

The ingredients:
4 strips bacon, halved crosswise
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 lbs)
salt and pepper
1 cup favorite BBQ sauce
1/2 chipotle pepper, minced (optional)  (I guess I was feeling saucy, I used 3!)
1/4 cup water
4 large onion rolls, split (we used onion hamburger buns)
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Fry bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 4 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat.  Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.  Cook chicken in bacon fat until browned on one side, about 4 minutes.  Flip chicken and add barbecue sauce, chipotle pepper (if desired), and water.
Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. 
Remove chicken from skillet and slice into bite size pieces.  Arrange onion rolls cut side up on baking sheet.  Divide chicken among bottom haves of rolls and top with sauce, cheese, and bacon. 
Bake open-faced sandwiches in oven until cheese melts and rolls are golden brown, about 4 minutes.  Top each sandwich with toasted roll top. 

Just something funny/sad I noticed a few days ago.  I was putting some laundry away and noticed a hole in my son's shirt.  Remembering it was the same shirt he wore on his birthday back in November, I pulled up the pictures from that day, and sure enough...


He's probably worn that shirt a million times since then too.  Way to go, mom!

20 comments:

Kim said...

I remember those sandwiches over on Lara's site. They looked great and yours do too! Isn't everything better with bacon?

P.S. Don't worry about the hole in your son's shirt. You're not a bad mom at all, you're a normal mom! You should've seen how long my daughter's fingernails got before I realized they needed cutting;-)

The Japanese Redneck said...

He probably thought the hole was cool anyway.

Sandwich looks really good.

Lara said...

I'm so glad you liked them. :)

By the way, having been a preschool teacher for many years I think kids' clothes look new for approximately one wearing. Small holes and stains mean your kids are active and you're not high stress. Both are good things in my book!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Mmm. That's the type of sandwich I always find myself ordering at restaurants. I should definitely make it at home! Oh, and don't feel bad about the hole in your son's shirt. My hubby has been wearing a pear of jeans with ripped belt loops for...hmm...about 6 months and I still haven't sewn them. ;-)

Sara said...

Love these! My hubby and I are big fans of BBQ chicken sandwiches!

Velva said...

What a great sandwich-delicious.

As for the hole in the shirt...It just made me smile. I can't even begin to imagne the number of times my boys managed to get out of the house without me noticing all kinds of flaws in their clothes. :-)

teresa said...

oh my goodness, i've had stuff like that happen to me before too. i once spent the entire day with my sons shorts on backwards!

this look awesome, i love bbq stuff!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Great recipe! Aww, you're not a bad mom. That's probably the cool way to wear shirts these days :) Hope your having a great week!

Julie M. said...

You had me at bacon! And I'll tell ya, my boys have gone to school in much worse than that. Don't feel bad. Heck, Alex wears his shoes backwards most days. He says he likes them that way.

Pam said...

The chicken sandwiches look really tasty!

Too funny about your son's shirt. I noticed my daughters shirt was stained on the back AFTER she came home from school. I wonder how long the stain has been there. UGH.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I have to get my hands on that seasoning...


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Cassie said...

This is right up my alley! I'm definitely going to try this sandwich. I look forward to the shirt thing happening to me a lot in the future -- especially with boys! They are hard on clothes!

Smitten Sugar said...

I havent seen that seasoning yet but I will definitely be looking for it next visit to the grocery store! Looks amazing!

5 Star Foodie said...

Mmm... what a yummy sandwich! The Maple Smokehouse seasoning sounds terrific!

Monica H said...

That t-shirt made me laugh. ha ha!

This sandwich looks terrific Julie. I love onion rolls too.

Joanne said...

Oh bacon. And chicken. And cheese. Gotta love the stuff.

Ingrid said...

LOL, you're a nut!
~ingrid

Colleen said...

These look delicious! Perfect for summer too.

Chris said...

That looks great. I have the Smokehouse Maple rub and like it too. Try it on grilled pork chops, you'll love it.

Kevin said...

That chicken sandwich looks so good!