Skinny Shredded Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches, No Crock Pot Needed Recipe

Touch Hearts to Rate
1 vote | 5093 views

I’ve trimmed the fat and calories by making the coleslaw with a skinny dressing and using a 100 calorie, fiber rich, sandwich thin for the bun. The skinny for 1 sandwich, only 238 calories, 4 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. If you’re not looking to feed a crowd just cut this recipe in half.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Servings: 12 servings


Cost per serving $0.82 view details
  • Ingredients for Chicken:
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (18 oz) bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue sauce or your favorite
  • Ingredients for Coleslaw:
  • 6 cups shredded white cabbage, 1 (10 oz) bag
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup scallions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellman’s) Light
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon prepared white horseradish
  • 2 packages Oroweat’s Honey Wheat Sandwich Thins, see shopping tip


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a roasting pan or rectangular Pyrex baking dish. Arrange sliced onions over the chicken, then pour the barbecue sauce over top, reserving 1 cup for later. Cover the baking dish/pan tightly with foil and place in the oven. Cook chicken for 1 hour, remove foil and cook for about 10 minutes longer until chicken is fork tender.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the coleslaw-In a large bowl add the cabbage, carrots and scallions. In a small bowl mix together the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate the coleslaw and dressing separately until ready to serve. Don’t toss until serving to keep coleslaw crisp and crunchy, not soggy.
  3. Remove the chicken to a plate or cutting board. Using two forks, pull the chicken breasts apart to shred the meat. Place the shredded chicken back in the pan, add the reserved 1 cup barbecue sauce and toss the chicken well to thoroughly coat in the sauce that’s remaining in the pan.
  4. Serve the pulled chicken warm. Place on the bottom of each sandwich thin ½ cup barbecue shredded chicken. Add onion, ¾ cup slaw and top with sandwich thin.
  5. If you have any leftovers, the shredded chicken freezes great. You can use leftover chicken to stuff a baked potato or add to a salad.
  6. Makes 12 servings (each serving ½ cup shredded chicken and ¾ cup coleslaw)
  7. Shopping Tip-Oroweat Honey Wheat Sandwich Thins can be found in most large supermarkets. One sandwich thin has 100 calories, 1g fat and 5g fiber. They come in several flavors with the same nutrition facts. Several brands are available so if you can’t find Oroweat, use one of the others brands.
  8. ***For more skinny recipes, please join me at
How good does this recipe look to you?
Touch Hearts to Rate

Add Recipe to

Add the recipe to which day?
« Today - Sep 24 »
Today - Sep 24
Sep 25 - Oct 01
October 2 - 8
October 9 - 15
Please select a day
or Cancel
Loading... Adding to Planner

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 115g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 114  
Calories from Fat 42 37%
Total Fat 4.7g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.73g 3%
Trans Fat 0.02g  
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 244mg 7%
Total Carbs 5.68g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Sugars 3.46g 2%
Protein 12.17g 19%



  • Dena
    August 18, 2012
    Yum!! sounds so good it made me hungry right now..and I'm serious! :) we love chicken, BBQ flavour and coleslaw to make it all crunchy and blend together .. I saw these types of burgers on Diners Drive-ins and Dives..with the cole slaw added to the burger ?? never thought of doing that and now I see it ehre with BBQ chicken! .. Yummo as Racheal Ray would say.. lol and thanks for making it skinny too.. :) Dena going to check out your other recipes! :)
    1 reply
    • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
      August 18, 2012
      Thanks so much Dena...I hope you like this recipe! In addition, I just love coleslaw on top of a lean chicken sausage. So yum!
    • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
      August 17, 2012
      SKINNY FACTS: for 1 sandwich (each serving ½ cup shredded chicken and ¾ cup coleslaw)
      238 calories, 4g fat, 22g protein, 34g carbs, 7g fiber, 745mg sodium, 8g sugar

      Weight Watchers (old points) 4
      Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

      Leave a review or comment