Recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Jalapeño Avocado Spread





BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Jalapeno Avocado Spread

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10-15 minutes if cooking the chicken, None if chicken is already cooked

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 sandwich


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

½ cup low-sugar BBQ sauce

4 whole wheat buns

!Jalapeño Avocado Spread:

1 avocado, pitted

1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced (keep the seeds for more heat)

juice of ½ a lime (about 1 tablespoon)

1 teaspoon chili powder

!Optional toppings*:



thin sliced provolone cheese

*Optional ingredients not included in nutritional calculations.


    Place the chicken in a pot large enough to hold it all, and fill the pot with enough water (or chicken stock) to cover the chicken by about 1-2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat.

    When the water comes to a boil, cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the chicken for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reads 165 ℉.

    Using tongs, remove the chicken and reserve on a plate. When it is cool enough to touch, shred it and set aside.

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooked chicken and BBQ sauce together, tossing with tongs to evenly coat.

    To prepare the Jalapeño Avocado Spread, combine all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until smooth.

    To assemble the sandwiches, place about a heaping ½ cup on each bottom bun and evenly spread the Jalapeño Avocado Spread on each top bun, then sandwich together.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 sandwich)

Calories: 358

Calories from fat: 104

Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 536mg

Carbohydrates: 39g

Fiber: 8g

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 26g

SmartPoints: 10

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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