Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cheesy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Onion Straws

I should have made this week "Chicken Week" since almost all of my dinners have consisted of chicken. Tonight is no exception. A few months ago I made a delicious Zesty Crock Pot BBQ chicken that I served alongside oven roasted potatoes. It was so good and a big hit with the hubster. I decided to use that as the base of my chicken sandwiches and then top them with melted cheddar jack cheese and finish them off with onion straws. This sandwich is not for the diet conscious but it was so incredibly good. And after my 45 minute walk I didn't feel as guilty for eating it! :) I hope you enjoy this sandwich as much as my family did!

Cheesy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Onion Straws

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle barbecue sauce (I love Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 cup Zesty Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken. Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low. Remove chicken, shred and place on rolls and top with shredded cheddar. Broil 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and top with onion straws.
For the Onion Straws
1 large onion ( I used a sweet vidalia)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Canola oil for frying

Halve the onion, then cut each half in half cross-wise. Then slice the onion length-wise and separate all the pieces. Add buttermilk, salt, and pepper to a medium bowl. Add onions and soak for 10 minutes. Dip the onions in the flour, then in the buttermilk mixture again, then in the flour again. Heat canola oil to 375 degrees and in a large skillet fry onions in batches until well-browned and crispy. Place fried onions on paper towels to drain and season with salt and pepper while hot.


  1. Love BBQ! I usually use pork, but I'll have to give your recipe using chicken a try.

  2. mmmm yummy! (You are very pretty by the way) Thanks for linking up with Friday Chaos! I am now following. Hope to see you back next Friday to link up again! Have a wonderful weekend. :D

  3. Oh please invite me over for dinner... pretty please. =)

    Thanks so much for linking up with us Wed. and for sharing such yumminess everyday.

    Happy Weekend to Ya,

  4. Yum! And I have all the ingredients for the chicken. This looks like an easy recipe for onion straws, which I love at TGI Friday's. :)


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