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BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwich

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Elevate your sandwich game with this BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwich recipe. Packed with tender chicken coated in tangy barbecue sauce, melted cheese, and crispy toasted bread, this sandwich is a delicious twist on the classic favorite. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s dive into how to make this flavorful and satisfying sandwich!

BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwiches

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Hearty and Satisfying: Packed with BBQ chicken, these sandwiches make a fulfilling lunch or dinner.
  • Time-Saving: The Instant Pot significantly reduces the cooking time for the chicken.
  • Versatile: Customize with your choice of bread, cheese, and additional toppings as desired.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast: Ideal for their lean meat that easily shreds for chicken sandwich filling.
  • Water or Broth: Used to cook the chicken in the Instant Pot. Broth can add extra flavor.
  • Barbecue Sauce: Gives the shredded chicken a tangy, sweet, and smoky flavor.
  • Hamburger Pickles (Optional): Adds a crunchy texture and a tangy contrast to the sweet barbecue chicken.
  • Texas Toast Bread: Hold up well under the weight of the filling, and its buttery flavor complements the BBQ chicken.

How To Make BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwiches

Step One: Prep Instant Pot

Place one cup of water or broth into the Instant Pot. Add chicken breasts to the instant pot and place the lid on the pot. Set the valve to the closed position.

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Step Two: Pressure Cook Chicken

Set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the pot stops counting and beeps release the pressure from opening the valve.

Step Three: Shred And Sauce Chicken

Remove the chicken to a bowl. Drain the liquid and shred your chicken with a fork, placing it back into the instant pot.

Turn the saute button on low. Pour in your favorite barbecue sauce and stir well. The saute will heat the sauce through. Turn off after one minute.

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Step Four: Assemble Chicken Sandwiches

Toast the bread slice over medium heat until golden brown. Place the cooked chicken on one slice of toasted bread, add pickles on top, and optional onions for extra flavor. Cover the chicken filling with another slice of toasted bread to create a sandwich.

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Step 5: Toast the Sandwich And Serve

Heat a pan or a sandwich press and toast the assembled sandwich until the bread is crispy and golden brown, and the fillings are warm.

Step 6: Serve Hot

Cut the sandwich diagonally and serve hot with your favorite side dish or dipping sauce.

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Cooking Tips

  • Flavorful Marinated Chicken: Marinate the chicken in a blend of spices, lemon juice, and olive oil for enhanced taste.
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Variations

  • Grilled Cheese Twist: Transform your BBQ chicken toasted sandwich into a mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich by incorporating sliced mozzarella for a gooey and melty twist complemented by a hint of onion powder.
  • Chicken Caprese Delight: Transform your sandwiches into a gourmet delight with roast chicken, roasted tomatoes, and melted mozzarella, seasoned with the perfect blend of onion and garlic powder.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: To preserve the flavor and quality of your leftover chicken store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheating: You can place cold chicken mixture directly onto your bread as it will heat up during the cooking process. Use a toaster oven or panini press for a crispy texture.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Velvety macaroni and cheese made with a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack for a comforting accompaniment.
  • Potato Fries: Crispy potato fries make a perfect side dish for BBQ chicken toasted sandwiches.
  • Ranch Dressing: Creamy ranch dressing is a versatile option that complements the flavors of BBQ chicken.
  • Sriracha Mayo: For those who enjoy heat, sriracha mayo adds a fiery kick to the sandwich.
  • Garlic Aioli: Creamy garlic aioli with a hint of garlic elevates the flavors of the BBQ chicken with its rich and savory taste.

FAQ’S

Can I Make The Chicken Ahead of Time And Assemble The Sandwiches Later?

Absolutely! Prepare the chicken filling in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use for quick and easy sandwich assembly.

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BBQ Chicken Toasted Sandwich

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Toast Recipe is one of the game changer. Try this now and surely you will love this.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water or broth
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce of your choice
  • hamburger pickles for topping - optional
  • Texas toast bread (or any thick sandwich bread)

Instructions

  1. Place one cup of water or broth into the Instant Pot. Add chicken breasts to the instant pot and place the lid on the pot. Set the valve to the closed position.
  2. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the pot stops counting and beeps release the pressure from opening the valve.
  3. Remove the chicken to a bowl. Drain the liquid and shred your chicken with a fork, placing it back into the instant pot.
  4. Turn the saute button on low. Pour in your favorite barbecue sauce and stir well. The saute will heat the sauce through. Turn off after one minute.
  5. Toast the bread slice over medium heat until golden brown. Place the cooked chicken on one slice of toasted bread, add pickles on top, and optional onions for extra flavor. Cover the chicken filling with another slice of toasted bread to create a sandwich.
  6. Heat a pan or a sandwich press and toast the assembled sandwich until the bread is crispy and golden brown, and the fillings are warm.
  7. Cut the sandwich diagonally and serve hot with your favorite side dish or dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Flavorful Marinated Chicken: Marinate the chicken in a blend of spices, lemon juice, and olive oil for enhanced taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 687Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1973mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 42g

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