Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

At least once a month I pick up a ready-made rotisserie chicken when I go grocery shopping. This comes in handy when I don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. This week I will be sharing my easy pulled BBQ chicken sandwich recipe using rotisserie chicken.

The first thing I do make is make the BBQ sauce. Ingredients include ketchup, mustard, sugar, vinegar, and a few other ingredients which you might have in your pantry or refrigerator. There is one other secret ingredient I use to give an extra punch of flavor: liquid smoke. This adds a slight smoky flavor to the sauce. You can find this in most big grocery stores or online.

You will be very happy how fast you can get dinner on the table. The clean up is also very minimal.

You can serve this as a sandwich or as a topping for a baked potato bar. Serve with a green salad and you’ve got yourself a complete weeknight dinner in less than half an hour.

I hope you include this delicious BBQ pulled chicken sandwich on your menu!



  • 6 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, small diced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 8 Hamburger buns toasted
  • Pickle chips (optional)


Heat a large heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat. Add oil. When the oil is hot add onions, cook onions until soft for about 3-5 minutes.


Add ketchup, mustard, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and liquid smoke. Stir very well. Turn the heat down to low, then simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring time to time.


Add shredded chicken, stir well, then simmer for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is warmed through.


Butter hamburger buns, then toast the butter side of the buns until golden brown.


Place desired amount of chicken mixture on bottom half of each bun, top each with pickle chips (if using), and top of bun.

Serving 8

Did you make this dish? I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to like this post and comment or use the hashtag #globaldinein on Instagram. If you would like to be notified of upcoming posts, please consider subscribing to my blog!

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