Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

This turned out to be not only easy, but a very yummy dinner!  My parent’s were back in town and on a pitt stop before heading back to their home.  I had a root canal done in the morning and wasn’t really feeling up to anything elaborate in the kitchen not to mention anything that would make my already sore jaw more tired and achy.  Out came the can of Progresso Recipe Starter fire roasted tomato sauce that I received as a part of allrecipes.com Ambassador Program.  Add a few more condiments to the sauce and let it simmer while I pulled 4 cups of the rotisserie chicken.

All of us enjoyed this dinner.  Its one I will definitely make again when we need something quick and easy.  While the photograph does not show the coleslaw, we did eat this with my homemade coleslaw.

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

  • 1- 18 oz can Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mustard (I use Woeber’s Sweet Hot)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • slider buns 16
  • Coleslaw


In a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan, saucepan, mix cooking sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and chili powder. Heat to simmering over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While sauce is simmering, pull chicken. Add to sauce at end of simmering time and heat another few seconds to warm up the chicken. Serve on buns with coleslaw.

Notes: The original instructions direct you to add the chicken then simmer 20 minutes. I did not do this. The rotisserie chicken is tender as is and I felt that simmering with the already cooked chicken would turn it into mush. This way, the chicken held its shape and did not become overcooked.


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 16 sandwiches (slider size)


    • says

      I wouldn't recommend the crockpot mainly because the sauce needs to simmer down and the chicken is pre-cooked. I think that a long cook time would make the chicken very mushy. If you went with raw chicken, then it might work.

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