Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe (Instant Pot + Frozen Chicken!)
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These delicious Carolina gold BBQ chicken sandwiches are a fabulous upgrade on traditional barbecue chicken sandwiches.
If you love a truly flavorful chicken sandwich, this is the one to try. It’s a wonderful blend of sweet and spicy, and the coleslaw added to the sandwich seals the deal.
In fact, I’ve mixed the the chicken and coleslaw for a delicious chicken salad as the main course. No bread needed!
What Are Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwiches?
These sandwiches can be made in either and Instant Pot or a slow cooker. The chicken is made with Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce with extra garlic added.
They are topped with prepared coleslaw and enjoyed on a whole grain bun of your choice.
While regular barbecue chicken sandwiches are usually made with tomato based barbecue sauce, these are made with a spicy mustard based sauce. And the flavor, at least in my opinion, is leaps and bounds beyond any regular barbecue sauce.
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
If you are wanting to make these in a slow cooker, put everything into a slow cooker instead of an instant pot. Your chicken should be thawed instead of frozen. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
What You’ll Need
1½ lb. frozen chicken breasts – Make sure you remove and absorption pads from the bottom of the chicken. Even if you have to thaw it a bit to get it off.
1 cup Carolina mustard barbecue sauce – You’ll want to make your own. It’s delicious and you can make it in about 5 minutes. It’s super easy!
1 tbsp. garlic powder – I usually use garlic granules, but garlic powder works too. Whichever you usually use is fine.
Prepared coleslaw – I simply purchased some coleslaw mix and made my own coleslaw at home.
Burger buns – Any whole grain burger bun will work. Check ingredient lists to find one without added sugar. The Alvarado Street bakery brand is excellent. (Not paid to promote them)
How To Make Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Place the frozen chicken in an instant pot.
Pour the Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce over the chicken.
Sprinkle the garlic powder over the sauce and chicken.
Secure the lid and close the vent.
Press the manual button. Adjust pressure to high pressure and adjust time to 20 minutes.
Once cooked, shred the chicken using forks or an electric mixer.
Once shredded, put some of the chicken on a burger bun, top with prepared coleslaw and serve.
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Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
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- Instant Pot
- 1½ lb. frozen chicken breasts
- 1 cup carolina mustard barbecue sauce (see link above)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
Additional Sandwich Ingredients
- prepared coleslaw
- burger buns
- Place the frozen chicken in an instant pot.
- Pour the Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce over the chicken.
- Sprinkle the garlic powder over the sauce and chicken.
- Secure the lid and close the vent.
- Press the manual button. Adjust pressure to high pressure and adjust time to 20 minutes.
- Once cooked, shred the chicken using forks or an electric mixer.
- Once shredded, put some of the chicken on a burger bun, top with prepared coleslaw and serve.
It’s been a really long time since I have had a good ol’ sandwich, so I thought I would give this one a try. I was not disappointed and the only thing I substituted is putting it into a coconut wrap instead of the bun. Surprisingly it help rather well and I very much enjoyed it. Thank you for your dedication to using whole foods. I am recommending your site to my clients as well so I am excited to get their feedback as well. Keep up the great work! 🙂
Griff – Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! And thanks for the recommendations as well. It’s always appreciated! 🙂