White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich


All this traveling has really thrown me off my menu planning. I had to sit down last night with my calendar and a grocery list. We went through the pantry in the basement to see where we were with our groceries. We have been trying to eat as much as possible out of the pantry and buy as little as possible for groceries to have money to travel with. Since it has been about 3 weeks since I have done meal planning I am not as in touch with what we have on hand right now. So, it is back to making a pantry list, a freezer list, and a refrigerator list so I can see exactly what we have and where my holes are so I am not overbuying groceries (still trying to save money!).

So, what is my menu for the week?

Monday – Beefy Burrito Casserole with a side salad and broccoli

Tuesday – Whole Chicken Baked with Speedie Sauce

Wednesday – Homemade Black Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries and creamy Cesar Mayo

Thursday – Slow Cooker Veggie Sauce with Spaghetti

Friday – Science Olympiad Competition

Have you made your menu for the week? Anything really good you will share?

Verdict:

We have never had white barbecue sauce. I Googled it to see what it was and found tons of recipes, pictures, and ideas of what it was. I was a bit skeptical with the prepared horseradish and Cayenne pepper but I thought why not try it?

I am so glad we did. Every bite someone was saying, “This is soooo good!” The horseradish was just enough to add a bit of spice but the mayonnaise cut it enough to not make it overpowering. Once we mixed the chicken, cheese, onions, and sauce together it was amazing!

Serve this with a nice green salad to complete your meal if you like.

White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (the real stuff NOT spread)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons horseradish, prepared from a jar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Sandwiches:

  • 1 1/2-2 lbs. chicken breast, pounded down to 1″
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 8 oz Colby-Jack cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Mix all sauce ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Taste and adjust spices as necessary – you want it a bit spicy as the chicken, cheese, and onion will be mixed in later and cut down the spiciness a bit. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. In sauce pan add 1 tablespoon oil and chicken. Cook over medium heat until completely cooked through. Remove chicken from pan to plate to cool.
  3. While chicken is cooling add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan with onions. Turn heat down to medium-low and cook onions until they become wilted and slightly browning (about 15 – 20 minutes).  Remove onions from heat.
  4. Cut chicken into small bite size pieces in a bowl. Add 1/2+ cups of sauce to chicken and mix until well combined. Add onion and cheese to the mixture and stir well.
  5. Cut French bread in center of loaf with a V pattern. Remove bread and some of the surrounding inside bread from the loaf to make a hollow to stuff with the chicken mixture.
  6. Turn oven onto broil and cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  7. Place bread on prepared baking sheet and add chicken mixture to the bread and sprinkle with a bit of extra cheese if desired.
  8. Place sandwich under broiler until cheese has melted about 2 minutes or so. Watch it carefully as it can go from golden to burnt very quickly.
  9. Remove pan from oven. Allow sandwich to cool slightly before slicing as desire.

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. This sandwich looks soooo good. Especially with all the cheese! I need to know though… What is speedie sauce?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is a Greek/Mediterranean sauce that is popular in Binghamton, NY. I buy several bottles of the sauce whenever we head home for a visit.

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      1. I’m going to have to look it up. Sounds good!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          We love it. It has a vinegary, oregano and a hint of garlic taste to it.

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  2. I am in my last 6 days of a whole30 so I meal plan like a crazy. This week I have a lot of recipes from a blog called Nom Nom Paleo. First up is wonton meatballs.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That sounds delicious!

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      1. I have really liked everything I have tried from the site so far. The recipe has pork and shrimp in it so how can it be bad?

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thank you.

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  3. This sounds lovely – I must say that I love chicken mayo sandwiches and this sounds like a terrific upgrade.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love chicken salad but thought horseradish? I wasn’t too sure until I started smelling it as it came together. Yummy!

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  4. Lacey says:

    I’ve never had it either, but now I am curious! Also, can’t wait to see the post for Wed dinner this week.

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  5. I have never in my life planned out a week of menus, and I admire you for that! The sammies look delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I usually plan a month at a time but life has gotten in the way and I have gone back to one week at a time until I can get my schedule straightened out.

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  6. this sauce sounds absolutely wonderful.

    I usually make a white cumin gravy to add to the chicken for chicken enchiladas, so the meat wont be so dry but this might be a good substitute.

    thanks for sharing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was different but good especially if you like horseradish.

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