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

MealsWeLike.com; adapted from DinnerALoveStory.com
A simple, fast recipe for pulled chicken sandwiches, served with sweet potato fries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 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:

  • Preheat the oven to 450˚
  • Slice the potatoes into ¼ inch stops
  • Working in batches, place cut potatoes in a ziplock bag and add some oil
  • Close the bag, shake to coat the potatoes
  • Spread potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with salt
  • Bake for ~30 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned

For the sandwiches

  • While the fries are cooking, get a heavy pot
  • Add the bbq sauce, cider vinegar, onion, garlic, bay leaf to pot and mix
  • Add the chicken to the pot
  • Add 1-2 cups of water to cover the chicken
  • Add the bay leaf
  • Bring the chicken to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • 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)
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and return to the sauce
  • Serve on the potato rolls with the sweet potato fries