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BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun

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Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun is one of my family’s favorites! I love that I can make it using leftover chicken, or from a grocery store rotisserie chicken. I make these BBQ Chicken Sandwiches in less than 20 minutes, which is perfect in our busy life. The parmesan crusted bun is so delicious all on its own. I seriously can eat it alone. But it’s perfect in a saucy sandwich as it keeps the bun together and keeps the soggy away.

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich wit Parmesan Crusted Bun is the ultimate sandwich! The parmesan crusted bun is so flavorful and keeps the bun from getting soggy - takes just minutes to make with leftover chicken.

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Parmesan Crusted Bun Ingredients

You don’t need a lot to make these great chicken sandwiches!

  • brioche buns
  • butter
  • parmesan cheese
  • leftover chicken
  • salt and pepper
  • bbq sauce
  • your favorite coleslaw

How to Make Parmesan Crusted Buns

I love using brioche buns for these sandwiches, but I’ve made them many times with hamburger buns. You can also use texas toast to make parmesan cheese toast too using the same method.

You start by spreading softened butter on the buns. Then sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Then I spread the cheese into the butter.

Heating the Parmesan Crusted Buns

Then I put my buttered buns on a HOT griddle. I let me griddle heat up about 8 minutes. It only takes 1-2 minutes to get that great parmesan crust on these buns.

Parmesan Cheese Buns

Don’t they look good!!!

How to Make Pulled BBQ Chicken with Leftovers

I love cooking up big batches of chicken in my instapot. I will use it for salads, quesadillas, and to make these pulled chicken sandwiches.

Shredded chicken in a skillet to make BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.

I’ll put the shredded chicken in a skillet with some butter over medium heat. Add some salt and pepper and give it a stir.

Adding BBQ sauce to the shredded chicken.

Add some of your favorite BBQ sauce. Stir to combine. Then it’s just stirring it frequently until the chicken has heated up.

Pulled BBQ Chicken

Then it’s time to assemble the Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with that glorious Parmesan Crusted Bun.

Adding Pulled BBQ Chicken to the Parmesan Crusted Bun

The first step is to pile the pulled chicken onto the parmesan crusted bun. That parmesan crust really helps to keep the bun from getting soggy and makes it so much easier to pick up and eat.

Adding coleslaw to the Pulled Chicken Sandwich.

I like to drizzle some more bbq sauce on before adding my favorite coleslaw. I use just a prepared, bagged coleslaw. This one is an apple coleslaw, which is great with the bbq sauce. Piling on that coleslaw.

The Ultimate Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun

Then finish up with that top cheesy bun! Then dig in and enjoy!

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun is easy to make with leftover chicken and the bun is epic with that parmesan crusting - no soggy bun here!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

Parmesan Crusted Buns

  • 4 brioche buns I've used regular hamburgers too and they work great
  • 2 tbsp soften butter
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Pulled BBQ Chicken

  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp bbq sauce

Coleslaw

  • Apple Coleslaw - I used a packaged prepared bag

Instructions

Parmesan Crusted Buns

  • Start by heating up your griddle. My griddle takes about 6-8 minutes to heat up. You can also use a skillet, which should only take 2-4 minutes to heat.
  • Open your buns and spread the softened butter onto each side. Sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese and then use a knife to spread the cheese into the butter.
  • Once the griddle or skillet is hot place buttered side down, and press lightly so the surface of the bun gets equal heat. Watch closely as it will only take 1-2 minutes for the bun to brown. I find that a thin-edged, metal spatula is the easiest way to keep that great parmesan crust intact.
    Heating the Parmesan Crusted Buns
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
    Parmesan Cheese Buns

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  • Put your butter in a skillet and turn the heat to medium.
  • Add your shredded chicken to the melted butter.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  • Add BBQ sauce and stir frequently.
    Adding BBQ sauce to the shredded chicken.
  • Takes about 5 minutes to heat completely. Then turn off the heat.
    Pulled BBQ Chicken

Sandwich Assembly

  • Place the bottom parmesan crusted bun on a plate. Piled some bbq chicken on top. Drizzle with additional BBQ sauce if desired.
    Adding Pulled BBQ Chicken to the Parmesan Crusted Bun
  • Add coleslaw if desired.
    Adding coleslaw to the Pulled Chicken Sandwich.
  • Finish with the top of the parmesan crusted bun.
    The Ultimate Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, chicken, coleslaw, parmesan cheese
Servings: 4 sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwich using leftover chicken and served on a parmesan crusted bun.

I hope you get a chance to try this BBQ Chicken Sandwich soon! It’s perfect for the summer, no turning on that oven!

Other Great Leftover Chicken Recipes:

The easiest and best Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich served on a Parmesan Crusted Bun! It's so easy to make using leftover chicken and holds it's shape and gets great flavor with the Parmesan Crusted Bun.

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