November 5, 2014

Shredded BBQ Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches

This is one of my EASY dinner recipes.  Anytime I make something during the week that involves hamburger buns, I always plan this shredded chicken dish too.  We never finish the entire bag of buns with one meal, so a super easy 2nd meal is a must. 

I switch up what I serve on the side.  Sometimes I serve a side salad, sometimes I serve french fries with bacon salt or sometimes I serve chips.  Whatever you decide will taste great next to these sandwiches.

If you aren't a fan of Swiss cheese, you can really use any type of cheese, Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Monterey would all be delicious.  I just really happen to love the flavor of Swiss with the BBQ sauce.
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Shredded BBQ Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
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3 large chicken breasts
desired seasonings  
  (I use lemon pepper, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder)
salt and pepper
BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays or Famous Daves)
4-5 hamburger buns, toasted
4-5 slices Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts into a 9x13-inch casserole dish.  Top with desired seasonings.  I always add lemon pepper, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.  I add between 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon of each seasoning to each chicken breast.  Add a little salt and pepper.  Cover tightly with foil and bake until chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.  I always use frozen chicken breasts and they take about 45-50 minutes until they are done.

Remove from oven and shred chicken.  Add as much BBQ sauce as desired and stir to coat.  Divide shredded chicken between toasted hamburger buns and top each with a slice of Swiss cheese.  Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and place in the warm oven for a few minutes or until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and serve.  Serve with additional BBQ sauce, if desired. Makes 4-5 sandwiches.         

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  1. Oh I should try this I usually do shredded chicken in a slow cooker, but an oven is a great choice if I don't remember to put the chicken in the slower cooker in the morning!

  2. These look incredible, exactly what we love around here!

  3. I'm always looking for different ways to prepare chicken. We eat a lot of it! Why have I never thought of this?! Shredded bbq chicken is the best! This looks wonderful.

  4. This looks like some fabulous football food! I love the addition of the swiss cheese! :)

  5. This sounds really delicious. Thanks for sharing this.