Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

READY IN: 40mins




  • Combine water, 1 teaspoon cumin, 4 sliced garlic cloves, and chicken in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Drain, and place chicken on a cutting board. Cut chicken across grain into thin slices, keep warm.
  • Remove 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from can; set aside. Remove 2 chipotle chilies from can; finely chop and set aside. Reserve remaining chilies and adobo sauce for another use.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Add 1 teaspoon cumin; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomato puree; cook 4 minutes or until mixture thickens to a paste like consistency, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, 2 chopped chipotle chilies, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire, and 1/4 tsp salt. Add sliced chicken to sauce; simmer for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Split rolls in half, arrange in a single layer, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Remove top halves of rolls from baking sheet. Divide chicken mixture evenly with among bottom halves of rolls, and top chicken evenly with cheese. Broil chicken topped rolls until cheese melts. Remove from oven, top with red onion and top roll halves. Serve immediately.