This shredded chicken sandwich is topped with tangy white sauce and crunchy pickles. Make this recipe for a quick dinner in just 10 minutes!
How to make a shredded chicken sandwich
- Shredded cooked chicken – use a rotisserie chicken or make your own
- Dill pickle slices
- Hamburger buns – or Brioche buns
- Butter (optional)
- Mayonnaise – use real mayonnaise
- Cream style horseradish – different than prepared horseradish
- Yellow mustard – for extra heat, try spicy brown mustard
- Apple cider vinegar – white vinegar will also work
- Cayenne powder
- Salt and pepper
- Faster shredding – Save time and effort by putting your chicken in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Run it for about 30 seconds and you’ll have perfectly shredded chicken!
- Storage and reheating – Keep the chicken mixture covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave if you’d like or eat it cold.
- Freezing – Freeze the shredded chicken without the sauce for up to 4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator, then warm and mix with the sauce before making the shredded chicken sandwiches.
- Season – Place two chicken breasts in a large pot and add salt and pepper
- Cover with water – Fill the pot about an inch above the meat.
- Poach – Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Add 4 minutes to the cooking time for each additional breast, if needed.
- Shred – Remove the chicken from the pot and shred.
- Baked Chicken Cubano
- Baked Santa Fe Chicken – this one isn’t a sandwich, but it would be delicious as one!
Watch how to make my Alabama Chicken Sandwich below!
Alabama Style Chicken Sandwich
- In a bowl add the shredded chicken and Alabama White Sauce. Toss to coat and set aside.
- Toast the hamburger buns until golden brown. Spread butter on (optional).
- Place 1 cup of the chicken mixture on the bottom of a bun, top with 4 dill pickle slices and place top bun half on top.
- Serve 2 sandwiches per person.
- Regular hamburger buns are fine, BUT I highly recommend brioche buns. They are buttery, dense and hold up well slathered with all of the Alabama White Sauce.
- I like to use a rotisserie chicken OR my BBQ Spatchcocked chicken that has been basted with the Alabama White Sauce while smoking and shred it.
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