Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu
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Ranch pulled chicken sandwiches have a gorgeous white BBQ sauce and delicious slaw too. They’ll make a fantastic dinner tonight!

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This ranch flavored pulled chicken sandwich are topped with a heaping serving of white BBQ slaw! Grab a bib and prepare to dig in!

I fear I'm becoming somewhat of a "one trick pony" when it comes to feeding a crowd. When faced with any large gathering of hungry people, whether it's a birthday, a holiday or random event, my go-to recipes are pasta with meat sauce, chili, or BBQ. Each one of those are simple, slow cooker friendly, can easily be doubled and seem to please almost anyone.

The only problem with these recipes is I get tired of them. I mean how many times can you make pork BBQ? My solution to my crowd-feeding rut was to keep the BBQ, but make chicken instead. Everyone loves chicken, right?

Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Picture

I love my slow cooker, so this was a winning combination from the start. I did these ranch pulled chicken sandwiches a little differently, however. Instead of the typically tomato-based BBQ chicken, I slow-cooked chicken breast with ranch seasoning and a little ginger ale. This gave the chicken a savory yet unexpectedly sweet flavor that is as delicious as it is unique.

Because a good slaw is a must with BBQ sandwiches, I combined a simple slaw mix with bacon, and instead of using a typical mayo dressing for my slaw, I created a tangy homemade white BBQ sauce.

Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Image

If you aren't familiar with white BBQ sauce, this mayonnaise and vinegar-based sauce seems to be more popular in the south. The white BBQ sauce is positively addicting, and it works well with these slightly sweet ranch pulled chicken sandwiches.

These sandwiches have quickly taken the place of my usual pork BBQ go-to. Come to think of it, maybe these sandwiches are a little too good. I have to birthday parties coming up, and guess what I'll be serving? Ranch pulled chicken sandwiches!

Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken:
  • 3 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 package Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 12 ounces Ginger Ale
For the Slaw:
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 3 cups Shredded Napa Cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Green Onion
  • 4-6 slices Cooked Bacon, Chopped
For the White BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
For Serving:
  • Brioche Buns

Directions

To Make the Chicken:

  1. In a crock-pot, combine chicken breast, seasoning, garlic and ginger ale.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Shred chicken with two forks when ready.

To Make the Slaw:

  1. In a bowl, combine carrots, cabbage, green onions and cooked bacon.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, vinegar, pepper, and buttermilk.
  3. Pour dressing over slaw and toss to coat.

To Serve:

  1. Top brioche buns with shredded chicken, place slaw over chicken and serve.

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Tanya Schroeder

About Tanya

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.