Thursday, July 1, 2010

Carolina Shredded Chicken

This is a great summer sandwich and would be perfect for a 4th of July BBQ! It is really easy and comes together quick! It was a big hit and made enough to feed my whole family and more!! Try it, you will definitely eat it up!


6 boneless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2/3 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard (I always add more, I love mustard)
6 whole wheat sandwich buns

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat or if you are not grilling heat a large non-stick skillet to med-high heat.
2. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with season salt and paprika. When grill or pan is ready place chicken on. Cook for about 9 minutes then turn and cook for an additional 9 minutes or until cooked through.
3.Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
4. Remove chicken from grill or pan and allow to cool slightly. With 2 forks or your hands, shred meat. Add the chicken to the sauce and heat through. Divide chicken evenly among buns. Serve with corn and the cob, watermelon, coleslaw, any fresh fruit salad or a green salad and you are set! Enjoy!

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