Sunday, July 21, 2013

BBQ Rotisserie Chicken Pretzel Bun Sandwich w/ Homemade French Fried Onions

Okay, so I may not have mentioned before but I LOVE onions. Like, A LOT. I have been eating them since I was a toddler, when I used to pick scallions and eat them straight from the garden. This sandwich that I am about to share with you has made my life much happier, mostly because of the PRETZEL BUNS and the HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIED ONIONS.
 

Let's start with the French Fried Onions....
First, slice your onions really thin. So thin you can see through them, like this. If you have some that aren't perfectly thin, that's okay...but thin is your goal. After, soak your onions in seasoned milk (salt & pepper) while prepping your flour and waiting for your oil to heat up. For the breading, use plain old flour. Add flour to a gallon Ziplock bag and heavily season with seasoning salt, pepper, onion powder & garlic powder. You want to see & taste the seasonings in the flour. When your flour is ready, add your onions to your bag of flour. Kind of squeeze off some of the excess milk first. Close the bag, and shake really well. Open bag, and add the whole thing to a strainer or sifter to get rid of the excess flour. Next, dump onto a baking sheet and spread out so they don't get sticky. For frying, use vegetable or canola oil, and use a large pot. I put a couple inches of oil into the bottom of my large soup pot. The extra flour will make the oil bubble up a lot, I learned the hard way. Add the onions a couple handfuls at a time and fry until golden brown. *A tip for testing the heat of your oil I learned from Rachael Ray- dip the back of a wooden spoon or a toothpick into your oil and if it immediately bubbles your oil is hot enough.
So now you have you delicious French fried onions, and be careful not to eat them all before you make your sandwiches.

Now, on to the sandwiches. You will need your onions, BBQ seasoned rotisserie chicken, pretzel buns, mayo and BBQ sauce.
BBQ Rotisserie Chicken- shred whole rotisserie chicken and season with salt, pepper, BBQ seasoning (like McCormick's Grill Mates), and your favorite BBQ sauce.
Pretzel Slider Buns (from Costco)- cut in half, and since they are thick you will want to dig out a little bit of the bread from the inside. Just enough so you have room to fill them up a little bit. Next, lightly toast the inside of the bun under broiler or toaster oven.
 
After buns are toasted, add mayo to one side & BBQ sauce to the other. Put a healthy scoop of your chicken on the bottom bun, and top with your French fried onions, and lastly add the top bun. Now you can dig in. *If you like, serve with French fries. I bought my fave frozen fries, spray fries w/ cooking spray and season with salt & pepper and bake according to package.
 
Very easy and delicious meal. If you make up your onions & shred your chicken ahead of time you have a meal in less than 30 minutes. YUM YUM!
 



6 comments:

  1. Yes, please... this looks just incredible! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Honestly...this sandwich is REALLY good...hope you try it. I appreciate you coming by to check out my new blog....thanks!

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  2. I've never made a BBQ chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun - I bet the flavours work really well together! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

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    1. When I tried a sample of the pretzel bun at Costco, I just had to buy some. And when I think Costco, I think $5 Rotisserie Chicken. It was a match made in heaven. It really is delicious. Thanks for the invite and I definitely will come link up!

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  3. I have really wanted to try pretzel buns! I'll have to try this out one day.

    Allison

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  4. YUM! Looks delicious...I'm so hungry! :)

    Just stopping by from Two Girls and a Party

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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