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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, chicken, coleslaw, parmesan cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches


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


  • Apple Coleslaw - I used a packaged prepared bag


Parmesan Crusted Buns

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Parmesan Cheese Buns

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Put your butter in a skillet and turn the heat to medium.

  2. Add your shredded chicken to the melted butter.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.

  4. Add BBQ sauce and stir frequently.

    Adding BBQ sauce to the shredded chicken.
  5. Takes about 5 minutes to heat completely. Then turn off the heat.

    Pulled BBQ Chicken

Sandwich Assembly

  1. 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
  2. Add coleslaw if desired.

    Adding coleslaw to the Pulled Chicken Sandwich.
  3. Finish with the top of the parmesan crusted bun.

    The Ultimate Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Parmesan Crusted Bun