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Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches recipe

Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue-chicken-recipes, maple-chipotle-barbecue-chicken-sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 458kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • ¼ cup onion finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Seasoned salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium chipotle pepper in adobo sauce minced
  • 1-2 tsp adobo sauce [more or less to taste]
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups prepared barbecue sauce [i.e Sweet Baby Ray's]
  • cup chicken stock or water
  • 4-5 cups Rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 6 Toasted onion rolls or kaiser rolls for serving


  • In a medium sauce pan, sauté diced onion in 1 Tbsp of butter. Season with seasoned salt and black pepper to your taste. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, then add two minced cloves of garlic. Saute for 1 minute longer.
  • Add the chipotle pepper, 1-2 tsp adobo sauce, maple syrup, 1 ½ cups prepared barbecue sauce.Thin the sauce with up to ⅓ cup of chicken stock or water.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes stirring periodically. [Tip: For a smooth sauce puree with an immersion blender or in a food processor prior to adding the chicken.]
  • Use 2 forks to pull apart the chicken. Add to the simmering sauce.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes just until heated through,
  • Serve immediately on onion rolls or kaiser rolls with a side of slaw


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1478mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg