Pulled Chicken and Avocado Sandwich

Posted on 10 August 2010

This recipe came out of a very simple philosophy… ‘waste not, want not’. As you may have gathered I hate to throw anything away and as I had two spare chicken thighs from my Baked Barbecue Chicken from last week I decided to shred them and heat them with some extra Kansas City-style Barbecue Sauce. I am equally addicted to and obsessed with avocados. I eat them with almost every meal and certainly add them to every salad I make. I think that the avocado adds a layer of amazing creaminess to the tart and sweet, vinegar-ketchup sauce. I chose to use arugula as it is fresh tasting and just a little spicy. Together with the sweet, soft brioche bun it makes the perfect sandwich and the ideal way to use up your leftovers!

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, makes 1 overstuffed or 2 regular sandwiches
2 Baked Barbecue Chicken Thighs, shredded into thin strips (see Notes)
2 tbsp Kansas City-style Barbecue Sauce
1/4 avocado per sandwich, mashed
1/4 cup baby arugula or other greens per sandwich
1 brioche bun per sandwich

1. Add chicken thighs and sauce to a small saucepan over medium low heat and slowly heat until simmering gently. Allow to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

2. Toast bun under broiler or on a grill until golden. Add greens to the base, then layer the heated chicken, then top with the avocado (alternatively you could mash the avocado directly onto the bun for speed). Serve and enjoy!

9 responses to Pulled Chicken and Avocado Sandwich

  • heather says:

    you’ve made four simple ingredients come together in a stunning sandwich. my mouth is watering!



    • Vienna says:

      Thank you! I am obsessed with avocado and try to put it on everything I eat. This time is worked out perfectly :)
      Thank you so much for checking us out and I hope you visit again!

  • Brett says:

    OOOOoooh. I like. Sold!

    • Vienna says:

      Let me know how it turns out when you make it! Thank you so much for reading Tiny Test Kitchen. I hope you visit again soon!

  • eZ says:

    Yup….. even I could manage putting this recipe together! It looks so good. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Vienna says:

      My pleasure and thank you for checking back in and commenting again. I hope you do make it. It is so delicious and so very easy. Thank you for reading Tiny Test Kitchen!

  • Kathryn says:

    Wow- that looks totally delicious! Have you ever tried a muffaletta? It’s a New Orleans style sandwich and it’s my absolute favorite!

    • Vienna says:

      I had a small bite of one when we were in New Orleans a year or so ago. I do not love (or even like, sorry!) olives but still wanted to try the sandwich that was causing a line out the door at a deli we past by! Next time, I’ll get one with no olives :) Thank so much for reading and commenting on Tiny Test Kitchen. Hope you had a great Labor Day!

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