Monday nights this summer have been called "guinea pig" night at my Bubba's house. Basically, I make a new recipe and try it out on my family at her house. If it was a total bust there was always pizza, but, it has been a real success! I've found recipes that I can add to my collection, and continue to hone my cooking skills while I'm at it. This one was a winner!
My Mom makes really, really great barbecue sauce. We really don't even buy it anymore. When I saw this recipe, it was different style of barbecue sauce, and I wanted to try my hand at making my ownI found this recipe on my BlogHer feed from Quirks and Twists. I made a few changes based on the ingredients I couldn't find, and it still turned out wonderfully! Here is the recipe, and as usual, my thoughts are in italics.
Honey Balsamic Chicken Sandwiches
1 pound chicken
1/2 C water
2 Tbsp garlic
1 bay leaf (I didn't use this)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C onion
1 C balsamic vinegar
1 C ketchup
1/4 C brown sugar
1/3 C honey
1 Tbsp mustard
1 tsp hot sauce
Salt and pepper
3 C red cabbage
3/4 C mayo
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
Mix all together and serve on top of chicken sandwiches. (I could not find red cabbage anywhere, so I just used a bag of regular coleslaw mix and used the dressing recipe. It was still as delicious, but I think that the red cabbage makes a much prettier presentation!)
Place chicken, water, garlic, bay leaf salt and pepper in slow cooker and set for 4 hours. (I did not do this. I placed the chicken breasts, water garlic and salt&pepper in a pan and boiled it until it was done.)
Before you shred the chicken, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent.
Add remaining ingredients vinegar-hot sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and boil for 20-25 minutes until thick and syrupy. Shred your chicken and combine the chicken and sauce.
To assemble your sandwiches, spoon some chicken on a bun and top with coleslaw. Enjoy!
This recipe would be great for your next BBQ or even Labor Day! You can keep it warm in a crock pot!
If you make this, I'd love to know what your family thought of this dish! Leave me a comment and let me know!!
Thanks, Andrea for the link up!