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Cherry BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Contributed By: Courtney, MI | See all of Courtney's recipes
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  8 Sandwiches
Great recipe for fresh summer cherries. You can make it as spicy or as sweet as you want. Feel free to shred a pre-roasted chicken from the grocery store to save time.
2 Tbsp. butter
2 cups of roughly chopped (and pitted) cherries
1 6oz. can of tomato paste
4 oz. of water
2/3 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground mustard
2 chipotle peppers (chopped and seeded)
1 Tbsp. of adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers)
1 medium yellow onion, diced or pureed
2 Tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 Tbsp. Worchestshire sauce
1 tsp. red chili flakes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups chicken stock
Sliced provolone cheese
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
French bread
For Sauce:

Pit cherries and roughly chop – set aside

Puree or dice onion

Melt butter in a 2 quart saucepan and add onion and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent

Add tomato paste, water, brown sugar, ground mustard, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and cherries

Cook for 20 minutes on medium until thickened

Add red chili flakes to taste

Separate sauce – 1/2 for slow cooking chicken and 1/2 for topping sandwiches

For Sandwich:

Add chicken to bottom of slow cooker. Pour 1/2 of BBQ sauce over it and 1 cup of chicken stock

Cook chicken for 8 hours on low (or 3.5 hours on high)

Use 2 forks to shred chicken

Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in the microwave and add garlic

Cut french bread horizontally and then into sandwich size pieces

Coat each piece of french bread with melted garlic butter

Broil bread for 6 minutes (or until brown and toasted)

Build sandwich and enjoy!

Date Added: 07/30/2012
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