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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple Slaw

Spice Islands®

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple Slaw


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

4 cups


2 to 2-1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breast

3/4 cup apple butter

1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

1 to 2 chile peppers in adobo sauce, minced

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

Apple Slaw

2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Whole Mustard Seed

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped

1 bag (14 ounces) coleslaw mix

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Dash Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

8 whole grain hamburger buns


Remove skin from chicken.  Place chicken in greased 4 to 5 quart slow cooker.

Combine apple butter, chicken broth, chiles and garlic in a medium bowl.  Mix well; pour over chicken.  Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on LOW or 4 to 5 hours on HIGH.  Meat should be very tender.  Pull apart using 2 forks and discard bone. 

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add mustard seed and onion; cook for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add apples and cook 1 minute.  Add coleslaw and cook 2 to 3 minutes until cabbage is still crisp but looking slightly wilted.  Add vinegar and cayenne pepper and mix well. 

Spoon pulled chicken on sliced bun; top with slaw. 

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