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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.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
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
DIRECTIONS
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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