View Full Version : Has anyone tried the Pulled B-Bque Chicken Sandwiches from April 02 CL?
03-25-2002, 05:37 AM
I was hoping to make these for dinner tomorrow tonight, but wondered if anyone had tried them yet and had any opinion...? Thanks!:)
03-26-2002, 04:44 PM
Andrea, have you made these yet?
I'm planning on making these for dinner tonight and just discovered that my boss's boss (one of our VPs) will be joining us :eek: :eek: :eek:
I want to know if they're good before I abandon it and make something tried and true. Of all the nights I decide to try 3 new recipes :rolleyes:
At least I was planning on Strawberry Fool for dessert, which I know is good.
03-27-2002, 06:54 AM
I don't know if it's too late, but these were absolutely wonderful - we had them last night!! My husband & I both loved them. I made everything according to the recipe (RARE for me:) ) and the flavors were delicious! I made the chicken the night before and then made the cucumbers last night. We had them with a green salad and roasted brussel sprouts - yum! I will absolutely make this recipe again. Let me know how yours turn out:)
Julie in AZ
03-27-2002, 07:03 AM
I made them on Sunday and we loved them too.
03-27-2002, 08:37 AM
Yes, everyone loved them *phew.* I didn't have any chicken broth, so I subbed 1/2 cup of oj and 1/2 cup water. They turned out great although my chicken didn't absorb all of the sauce. I'm having leftovers for lunch today and I'm sure they'll be even better.
I served them with fries (too much going on in the kitchen to get around to the garlic butter part) and coleslaw with cilantro-sesame dressing, which my boss loved! Thanks, Natasha!
Thanks for the reviews (although I didn't actually see them until this morning :))!
Linda in MO
03-27-2002, 10:08 AM
coleslaw with cilantro-sesame dressing?!? Care to part with the recipe? ;)
03-27-2002, 11:13 AM
I was *shocked* that CL recommended mixing your baked french fries in butter. This is not a healthy or low-fat version of french fries.
I always use the method I got from Oprah a few years ago when she was in her marathon training phase.
Instead of oil or butter, use an egg white. Once your potatoes are sliced, mix them in a bowl with an egg white. Season however you like. You can still sprinkle with cheese, if you like, as the egg will make the cheese stick to the potatoes. Bake on a baking sheet or stone at 400 for about 25 mintues. They come out very nicely brown and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Zero fat (unless you use a little cheese, and that doesn't add much if you're good)
03-27-2002, 11:24 AM
these sandwiches sound yummy ... can someone post the recipe? these ring a bell though ... are they perhaps in the CL Complete or CL Annual 02 books?
emily ... would you mind parting with the coleslaw w/cilantro dressing recipe ... I have a bunch of cilantro in the friday I wouldn't mind getting rid of ... also ... if I were to just do the dressing ... what would you recommend putting it on top of?
thanks ... YP
03-28-2002, 08:06 AM
Sorry YP, I am at work right now, or else I would post the recipe for you.
The pulled barbecue chicken sandwiches are from the April 2002 issue of CL.
I got home earlier than planned last night so I decided to make the sandwiches for supper instead of the lumberjack hash as I had planned.....we really enjoyed the sandwiches. I rarely find anything that hubby really likes, but he liked these.
Tonight I am making the lumberjack hash.
03-28-2002, 08:18 AM
I would like the coleslaw recipe also!!!
03-28-2002, 08:46 AM
no problem carolina ...
I can always do a search for the recipe ...
03-28-2002, 09:02 AM
If you run a search on "cilantro-sesame dressing", you'll come up with a couple of links, one of them being this one (http://www.cookinglight.com/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1763&highlight=cilantrosesame+dressing).
It was really easy to throw together, I was able to sneak some tofu into the otherwise unhealthy diets of my coworkers, bwa ha ha ;)
As for the fries, I totally agree with SusanMac, I was horrified to see something coated in oil and then butter. With the oil, which for the amount of potatos, really wasn't that much, my fries came out perfect, crispy outside, fluffy inside. Although the egg would have probably worked just as well. While we didn't miss the butter and garlic, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it. Mmm, garlic.
03-28-2002, 09:22 AM
Thanks! That looks so good!
03-28-2002, 09:40 AM
* Exported from MasterCook *
Barbecue Pulled Chicken with Marinated Cucumbers
Recipe By :
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Poultry Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 cup fat-free less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
4 (2 ounce) hamburger buns
To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients. Rub surface of chicken
breasts with brown sugar mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove
from pan. Add onion to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring
Return chicken to pan; add broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat,
and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from heat. Remove
chicken from pan; shred with 2 forks. Return chicken to pan. Bring to a
boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until liquid is
absorbed. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
To prepare cucumbers, combine the cider vinegar and next 3 ingredients
(cider vinegar through cucumber) in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and
marinate in refrigerator 10 minutes. Remove cucumber from bag; discard
Spoon 1 cup chicken mixture onto bottom half of each bun. Top each with
1/4 cup cucumber mixture and top half of bun.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich). 373 cal, 6.4g fat, 32.7g
pro, 45.3g carb, 3g fiber, 66mg chol, 4mg iron, 892mg sod, 113mg calc.
03-28-2002, 12:19 PM
These sandwhiches sound like a good candidate for a slow-cooked crock pot version!
03-28-2002, 12:26 PM
thanks for posting that terry ... i bet this would go great in pita bread (I have some i need to use up!) ... mmm ... maybe I'll do it with pork instead ... **** ... why can't I just follow a recipe??? :p
Karen in VA
03-30-2002, 07:14 PM
Just another thumbs up for the BBQ pulled chicken recipe. I made these tonight and thought they were wonderful!! DH loved them too, and he is very picky! The combination of flavors in the sauce was great. I made them with the garlic fries which were really tasty too. I think I could have cooked the fries longer though; I didn't read the recipe completely didn't realize they needed 50 minutes, and we were starved so I pulled them out a little early. I used yukon gold potatoes, so I think we could have done with even less butter than the recipe called for. Two thumbs up!
03-31-2002, 10:37 AM
SusanMac, I agree! This chicken recipe would be GREAT in the crock pot. Maybe this week!
03-31-2002, 03:16 PM
I made the garlic fries the other night and I found they cooked in half the time called for. In fact they were a bit overdone. You know when they get really brown and crispy outside and there's hardly any potato left inside? Maybe I sliced them too thin. I also found that they didn't fare well in the garlic butter and cheese mixture. They kind of clumped together, almost like a hash brown. They tasted ok but they certainly didn't look like the picture.
The BBQ chicken looks good. I hope I have better luck with this.
04-05-2002, 09:31 AM
I vote yeah on these sandwiches also. I was skeptical of the cukes, but they really added to the recipe. I don't do alot of recipes over again (so many recipes, so little time), but I will do these again.
04-05-2002, 10:45 AM
Yes ... they are delicious ... although I did make the chicken into a sandwich ... I threw it into a couscous/veggie warm salad ... throwing the leftover sauce onto everything ... its was absolutely delicious ... I plan to actually try it as a sandwich with the cucumber relish soon!
04-14-2002, 10:18 PM
Another thumbs up for this sandwich. Yum! I also was skeptical about the cucumbers, but they were delicious.
I served these with the Garlic Fries, and had the same problem as Leslie w. I think it was a combination of them being sliced too thin and overbaking, because they also came out super crispy with no potato left inside. And when I threw them in with the butter and garlic, they also formed a hashbrown-type thing. They were still good, but next time I'll slice them thicker.
04-15-2002, 04:38 PM
I am sooo disappointed. After reading these great reviews, I decided to make the pulled chicken sandwiches for dinner tonight.
I have been thinking about how good dinner will be all day. And then, I get to Trader Joe's and they are out of the Empire chicken breasts I like. Boo hoo- this is what happens when I acutally think a few hours ahead. Tonight the trusty standby dinner of tacos . I am still looking forward to making this recipe....maybe tomorrow.
07-08-2002, 10:59 AM
dragging up this old thread to post my review.
this is a great recipe. so easy and tasty. I agree with what others have said about the cucumbers. they are an unexpected but wonderful addition.
two thumbs up and a definite repeat!
oh, one thing I would do differently. I would use bigger buns. we just had some wimpy hamburger buns, but it would have been better to have big bakery sandwich buns to hold all the yummy goodness and make the meal a little less messy.
07-21-2003, 04:19 PM
I finally dug this recipe out of my monstrous pile of "To Try Recipes" and we give it two thumbs up! The flavor was very good and the cucumbers really accented the taste! A keeper for sure. I cheated a little and cut the chicken up into smaller pieces and just added the seasoning/rub to the skillet. That made cooking time shorter, smaller pieces to shred, and the taste was the same.
07-21-2003, 04:29 PM
So funny to see this thread surface today as it's on my menu for tonight! We've made it several times and really like it.
07-21-2003, 05:01 PM
We love this recipe, too!
The first time I made it was for a lunch party that included about 20 people. I cooked the rubbed breasts and onions on the GF and then put them with the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot and let it cook overnight. In the morning, I shredded the meat and put it back in the crockpot on low until lunch time. It worked really well!
I was really surprised that the cucumber mixture was such a huge hit and a big part of the success of the sandwiches.
05-25-2005, 04:45 PM
I tried this recipe tonight--one I've *been meaning to try* (for a while) :o! We really liked this--doubled the cucumbers--they are so good! I made the recipe as is, used vidalia onion, and served it on thick slices of Italian bread, toasted. I'm sorry I've waited so long to make this one...
10-12-2005, 08:37 AM
Someone mentioned this recipe recently on another thread (sorry I can't remember who or where) but it inspired me to give it a try. Yum! We loved this chicken. I served it on Moomies buns and with the marinated cucumbers or without, it was great...a definite repeater!
Thanks to whomever brought it up recently :confused: ...
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