Healthy Reset Meal Plan: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Spicy Fennel Slaw

Last Update: September 22, 2023

This recipe is part of the Healthy Reset Meal Plan, our 5-day program of throw-‘em-together lunches or dinners designed to help you cook and eat healthy while minimizing waste.

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Roasted chicken*
1 8.5-ounce bottle Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt of choice)
½ tablespoon Primal Kitchen Cilantro Lime Dressing
½ lime, zest and juice
1 ½ cups slaw mix*
¼ apple, grated
½ jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional, depending on spice preference)
2 Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Burger Buns
½ bag Alexia fries (waffle, sweet potato, or crinkle cut all work great)

*from Sunday prep day

Instructions:

Preheat the oven according to instructions on the fries package. 

Spread the fries evenly on a greased sheet pan and bake according to package instructions.

Pull the cooked chicken into long, thin, bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

In a medium pot or sauté pan, add the BBQ sauce and place over medium-low heat. Bring to a gentle simmer to thicken slightly, reducing by one-third (roughly 5 minutes). 

Add the pulled chicken to the sauce, mix to fully combine, and keep over medium-low heat to warm thoroughly and fully reduce the BBQ sauce.

While the chicken is warming, prepare the slaw.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the yogurt, cilantro dressing, lime zest, and lime juice. Whisk well to combine. 

Add the slaw mix, grated apple and optional sliced jalapeño. Toss well to fully combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to marinate while you check on the chicken and fries.

Once the fries are nearly finished, the chicken is fully warmed, and the sauce has thickened, add the buns to the oven to toast slightly.

When ready, spoon the BBQ chicken evenly onto each bottom bun, top with the dressed slaw, and finish with the top bun. Serve with a side of fries and your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe credit: Aubrey Devin
Photo credit: Elisha Knight

Download the recipe PDF here.

This article is related to:

Healthy Recipes, healthy reset

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Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Thrive Market's Senior Editorial Writer. She is based in Los Angeles via Pittsburgh, PA.

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