BBQ Chicken Sandwiches


Perfect for parties, these BBQ chicken sandwiches are made with an easy, homemade BBQ sauce that's full of flavor. Use any leftovers as a topping for pizza.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
12 sandiwches


  • 2 (4 pound) whole chickens, cut up

  • 1 ½ cups ketchup

  • ¾ cup prepared mustard

  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 5 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 5 tablespoons honey

  • ¼ cup steak sauce

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 12 hamburger buns

  • 3 cups prepared coleslaw (Optional)


  1. Place chicken into a large pot with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook until chicken comes off the bone easily, about 3 hours.

  2. While the chicken is cooking, combine ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, honey, steak sauce, lemon juice, and liquid smoke in a saucepan. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside for flavors to mingle until chicken is ready.

  3. Transfer cooked chicken to a cutting board. Remove meat and discard skin and bones. Chop or shred meat into small pieces.

  4. Add chicken to sauce and stir to combine. Heat over medium-low until BBQ flavor soaks into chicken, about 15 minutes.

  5. Spoon chicken onto buns and top with coleslaw.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

662 Calories
29g Fat
51g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 662
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 956mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 623mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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