Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple Slaw {Sponsored Post}

Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple Slaw {Sponsored Post}

When Kitchen Play and the U.S. Apple Association asked me to develop a healthy and family-friendly entree made with apples, I was thrilled. Apples are a great snack, sure, but their crunch and nice balance between tartness and acidity makes them a great addition to many savory foodstuffs too. I elected to make a barbecue pulled chicken recipe using apple cider and apple cider vinegar, paired in sandwiches with a crunchy coleslaw that's brightened with chunks of sour sweet apples. The ones I had available were Gala apples, but this would be great with any firm and crunchy apple -- my beloved empires, fuji apples, or even granny smith. This is a great recipe to share with the family. The Nuni ate it up and pronounced it "yummy", my husband loved it, and my mom asked for seconds. It comes together quickly, and makes great leftovers for brown bag lunches the next day. [...]

Ingredients

  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 cup apple cider, divided
  • ½ c. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c. ketchup
  • 2 T mustard
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 whole wheat rolls
  • 1 apple (the vinegar helps prevent browning of the apples, but you may want to toss the chopped apple with lemon juice if you're not going to eat it right away)
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 lb shredded cabbage
  • ¼ c. apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. sugar
  • salt
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