By Ana Snyder, M.S., Exercise Physiology; CPT, FNS
It’s not easy to make healthier choices when you attend a backyard barbecue. But this bbq chicken sandwich recipe is one way to get started.
Summer would not be the same without a good BBQ! BBQ recipes are also really easy to make healthy—and tasty. This BBQ chicken sweet potato sandwich is the perfect sweet and savory alternative to the classic favorite, pulled pork. They’re hearty and use healthy ingredients. Best of all, they can be made in under 5 minutes if you use Trifecta’s ready-to-eat chicken breasts.
First, soften each sweet potato up in the microwave for approximately 5 minutes. While you’re waiting for them to cool, shred the chicken up using two forks and dice the onions. (Probably obvious, but it needs to be said: make sure you’re dealing with cooked, ready-to-eat chicken!) Mix both together with the BBQ sauce and salt. Once the potatoes have cooled, cut them lengthwise into 1 1/2 inch thick slices and cook them in a pan until golden. Sprinkle the cheese on top and allow to melt, and then add the BBQ’d chicken. Top with fresh cilantro and, if you want, serve with low fat sour cream or a light ranch dip!
I can confirm that this sandwich recipe is delicious. Try it at your next bbq and have a healthier day!
Based on a recipe from Trifecta.com