Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches in the dutch oven ready to serve

This recipe came from DinnerALoveStory.com, one of my favorite blogs. Her site posts a stead stream of simple, healthy, yummy meals along with humorous stories about all kinds of things. Sometimes I’m in too much of a rush to read the stories, and head straight to the recipes, but I try to get back and read the stories when I’ve got a few minutes.
This recipe was simple and delicious, and our family devours sweet potato fries, so I added them as a nice side dish.Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
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A simple, fast recipe for pulled chicken sandwiches, served with sweet potato fries
Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 4
For the sandwiches:
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breasts, about 4
  • Potato Rolls
For the sweet potato fries
  • ~3 sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tbs Olive oil
  • Salt
For the sweet potatoes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚
  2. Slice the potatoes into ¼ inch stops
  3. Working in batches, place cut potatoes in a ziplock bag and add some oil
  4. Close the bag, shake to coat the potatoes
  5. Spread potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with salt
  6. Bake for ~30 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned
For the sandwiches
  1. While the fries are cooking, get a heavy pot
  2. Add the bbq sauce, cider vinegar, onion, garlic, bay leaf to pot and mix
  3. Add the chicken to the pot
  4. Add 1-2 cups of water to cover the chicken
  5. Add the bay leaf
  6. Bring the chicken to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Remove the chicken from the pot and turn up the heat a bit to cook the sauce down some more while you shred the chicken (10 minutes or so)
  8. Shred the chicken with two forks and return to the sauce
  9. Serve on the potato rolls with the sweet potato fries