Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe


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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches make an easy and delicious meal! Made with shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful BBQ sauce! Always a favorite!

Looking for more easy chicken dinner ideas? I think you’ll love my White Chicken Chili, Chicken Enchiladas, and Chicken Salad.

Close photo of BBQ Chicken Sandwich topped with coleslaw on a bun.

If you are looking for a quick and easy, absolutely delicious recipe that people always go nuts over, then friends, these Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are for you! They are so easy to make!

Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Photograph of chicken in a glass bowl being shredded with two forks.

Shredded Chicken

To start, cook your chicken following one of the three methods included in the Easy Shredded Chicken recipe. I provide how to cook it on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or using your Instant Pot.

You can also use store-bought rotisserie chicken if you prefer.

Shredded chicken in a glass bowl topped with BBQ Sauce.

BBQ Sauce

Add your favorite BBQ sauce to the shredded chicken. We love to use my homemade BBQ sauce. It is simple as can be and ready in minutes! I love to make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator to use in so many recipes throughout the week.

Optional Favorite Toppings

Coleslaw – We love to pile fresh coleslaw on top of our sandwiches. It adds just the right amount of texture and crunch!

Pickles – You can’t go wrong with dill pickle slices on top of these sandwiches. The bite of the dill pickles perfectly complements the BBQ sauce.

Lettuce – A fresh leaf of Bibb lettuce is just perfect.

Tomato – A thick slice of a beefsteak tomato is delicious on these chicken sandwiches.

Avocado – If you love avocado, the creaminess is amazing in these sandwiches.

Photo of BBQ Chicken sandwich with the top of the bun off of the sandwich.

Here’s my Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches recipe. I hope you love ’em!

Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

5 from 1 vote
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches make an easy and delicious meal! Made with shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful BBQ sauce! Always a favorite!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


Optional Toppings:

  • coleslaw
  • pickles
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • avocado


  • Add cooked and shredded chicken to a medium mixing bowl. Pour in the BBQ sauce and stir to combine until all of the chicken is well coated. Portion onto the buns and top with your favorite toppings.


If the chicken has been refrigerated, reheat in the microwave with 1 teaspoon of water in 30 second intervals until reheated.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste says:

    These sandwiches look so good and perfect for summer outdoor barbecues!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Kelly. Enjoy!