BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

Makes 6 sandwiches.
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BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes! These are perfect for a quick weeknight meal. They are fast to make from scratch or you can toss everything in a slow cooker and they are ready when you are! Great for a back-to-school, busy weeknight meal! |
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The perfect quick weeknight meal. Good for those busy back-to-school nights or any day you’re in need of a quick, filling dinner!


1 cup grated onions
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup BBQ sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
Hamburger buns, for serving
Lettuce, for serving
Red onion, sliced thin
Provolone cheese


1) In a medium pot, add butter over medium heat. Once melted add grated onion and salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until onions are soft.

2) Add BBQ sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Once combined, nestle chicken in the sauce and bring to a simmer. Turn heat down to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 8 minutes.

3) Flip chicken in sauce, replace lid, and simmer for another 6 minutes. Test that chicken is cooked through completely. It should very easily shred apart. If it isn’t cooked through, cook for another 4 minutes and check again.

4) When chicken is cooked through, shred all the chicken using two forks. You can shred it very fine or keep it chunkier. Your call. Stir chicken back into sauce.

5) Serve chicken sloppy joes on toasted buns with provolone cheese, lettuce, red onions, and pickles.

This meal can also be made in a slow cooker. Add all the sauce ingredients and chicken and cook on low for at least 4 hours. Shred chicken and serve!

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