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(Slow Cooker) Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with White BBQ Sauce

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Set your slow cooker up in the morning, and enjoy juicy, Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with a tangy, Southern style White BBQ Sauce for dinner.

shredded chicken sandwiches with white bbq sauce

What is White BBQ Sauce?

Being way up north in Minnesota, we don’t typically see white BBQ sauce on the menu, but its a staple in southern barbecue joints. Its sometimes referred to as Alabama White Sauce, and is a tangy, mayonnaise based cream sauce with a little spice kick form the addition of horseradish.

You can serve this sauce on any traditional BBQ meats like chicken, ribs or pulled pork. With its cool, creamy tangy flavor, it could also be used to make coleslaw or as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables as well.

In this dish, I like to shredded chicken with a mix of garlic and savory spices with just a hint of sweetness. I prepare it in the slow cooker so it cooks slowly (like typical BBQ meats do), but its preserves all of the moisture so the chicken comes out nice and juicy.

I pile it on a soft bun and then slather it with the tangy white BBQ sauce.

What Ingredients do you need to make Shredded Chicken?

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • chicken stock (I like this one)
  • brown sugar
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • oregano
  • paprika
ingredients for chicken

How Do You Make Shredded Chicken for the Sandwiches?

In a slow cooker, start with 2lbs of chicken breasts, and pour 2 cups of chicken broth over top of them.

Add 1T of brown sugar, 1t garlic powder, 1t onion powder,1 t oregano and 1t paprika.

Give everything a good stir and set it on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3 hours, or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F minimum).

Once the chicken is cooked, use two forks to gently shred it.

If you are going to serve it immediately, you can transfer it out of the slow cooker and into a serving dish.

If you are making the chicken a head if time, store it in an airtight container in the liquid from the slow cooker so that it maintains its moisture. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What Ingredients do you need to make White BBQ Sauce?

  • mayonnaise (I prefer this one)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • dijon mustard
  • horseradish
  • lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper
ingredients for white bbq sauce

How Do You Make White BBQ Sauce?

In a bowl, combine 1 cup of mayo, 2T apple cider vinegar, 4t brown sugar, 2t dijon mustard and 1t of horseradish. Give it a good stir.

Add 1/2 t lemon juice and 1/2 t of cayenne pepper and stir until fully combined.

Serve in a small bowl with a spoon.

How to Assemble Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with White BBQ Sauce

I prefer to use a soft roll like a hamburger bun. If you prefer a sturdy roll that can absorb the juices form the chicken without getting soggy, try a kiaser roll.

Use tongs to place a heaping about of the shredded chicken onto each bun.

Top with your desired amount of White BBQ Sauce. I just love the flavor of this sauce, so 2-3 spoonfulls make it onto my sandwich!

pouring sauce on shredded chicken sandwiches with white bbq sauce
shredded chicken sandwiches with white bbq sauce
taking a bite of shredded chicken sandwiches with white bbq sauce

How to Speed Up the Cooking Time

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to slow cook chicken and that’s ok!

Click here for my method of How to Make Shredded Chicken in 15 minutes.

What Can You Serve With the Sandwiches?

  • fruit
  • veggies and Ranch Dip
  • chips or pretzels and Pretzel Dip
  • pasta salad
  • potato salad
  • coleslaw
  • fries of tater tots
  • side salad

Looking for other great sandwich recipes? Try my Easy Sloppy Joe’s or Italian BLT Wraps.

taking a bite of shredded chicken sandwiches with white bbq sauce

(Slow Cooker) Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with White BBQ Sauce

Liz Olberding @ Up North Nosh
Set your slow cooker up in the morning, and enjoy juicy Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with a tangy Southern style White BBQ Sauce for dinner.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 479 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 slow cooker

Ingredients
  

Shredded Chicken

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 c chicken stock
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t paprika

White BBQ Sauce

  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 4 t brown sugar
  • 2 t dijon mustard
  • 1 t horseradish
  • 1/2 t lemon juice
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper

Bun

  • 8 hamburger buns

Instructions
 

Shredded Chicken

  • In a slow cooker, start with 2lbs of chicken breasts, and pour 2 cups of chicken broth over top of them.
  • Add 1T of brown sugar, 1t garlic powder, 1t onion powder,1 t oregano and 1t paprika.
  • Give everything a good stir and set it on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3 hours, or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F minimum).
  • Once the chicken is cooked, use two forks to gently shred it.
  • Transfer it out of the slow cooker and into a serving dish.

White BBQ Sauce

  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of mayo, 2T apple cider vinegar, 4t brown sugar, 2t dijon mustard and 1t of horseradish. Give it a good stir.
  • Add 1/2 t lemon juice and 1/2 t of cayenne pepper and stir until fully combined.
  • Serve in a small bowl with a spoon.

Notes

If you are making the chicken ahead if time, store it in an airtight container in the liquid from the slow cooker so that it maintains its moisture. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
You can store White BBQ Sauce the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to a week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 30gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 629mgPotassium: 568mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
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