Thursday, September 10, 2009

CEiMB: Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Pamela from Cookies with Boys selected this week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe. I know it's pathetic, but I like to buy Lloyd's shredded BBQ chicken in the tub. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I always have one tub stocked in the freezer so I can pull it out to thaw for an easy and quick dinner.

I was pleased to find that Ellie Krieger's Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches is the perfect substitute! It's easy to put together and it tastes great. It took less than 30 minutes to put together.

Some recommendations:
  • Add red pepper flakes (if you like spicy food) to give it some kick
  • Leave out the liquid smoke, or at least, cut back on it
I don't know what everyone else thought, but the liquid smoke added a depth of flavor, but it was almost too much. Maybe it was the fact that I was putting fake (smoke flavor) in it that made me instantly pick the flavor out and think it was too strong and slightly repulsive.
Regardless, I'm definitely going to make this again and it was a wonderful pick (thanks Pamela!). I think next time I'm going to leave out the liquid smoke and add another smoky element like cumin.
Click here to see the recipe or check out what everyone else thought on the CEiMB blogroll.


  1. Nice picture! I skipped the lettuce leaves and put pickles on my sandwich instead. Thanks for cooking along with me this week! I'm happy to see you enjoyed it.

  2. Well, I didn't have any liquid smoke, so I don't really know what it did to this, but we liked it without. It looks good- cute blog!

  3. Photo looks yummy.
    I like the new header - pretty. The music is very spa like relaxing. It's much preferred over that heavy metal stuff I sometimes hear from out in the shop. Talking about banging your head agains the wall!

    I did add the liquid smoke but I never use too much of it. I think in limited qty., it will add that pseudo BBQ flavor. I've had the same bottle for some time... better check the expiration.
    Great job on the SAMY!

  4. I am very familiar with Lloyd's! I usually buy that or my store's brand equivalent version of it. It's definitely handy to have around for a quick dinner. If you were put-off by the liquid smoke, you could also try adding chipotle powder to give it a bit of a smokey kick.