bbq pulled chicken and cabbage slaw sandwich

T and I have just returned from an amazing trip to Ngapali Beach! It's beauty has no boundaries and their seafood is bar none. If you make a trip to Myanmar, Ngapali beach should be on the list! And it's a great time to go right now, no rain season so you get 24 hours of beautiful sun. I recommend renting out a boat and going snorkeling, your guide will probably go spear fishing and watching him on the hunt is pretty awesome. 

After days of devouring grilled seafood, I longed for something western so there was nothing better than bbq sauce on everything! So of course I had to make a bbq pulled chicken sandwich and to lighten it up, served with a celery seed lemon mayo slaw.

You can't find real down home barbeque joints here in Yangon but I can't really blame anyone,  the city just hasn't reach that place yet. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from here actually and sometimes surprising too. You can find a lot of authentic Italian as well as fusion Italian, French, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, Taiwanese, etc etc. Not all are great, so choose wisely, however, grateful that we have these choices.

If you've been keen on having BBQ for dinner tonight, it's actually a lot easier than you think! A lot better than that bottled stuff, seriously! And it's most likely you have all the ingredients already at home. The sauce can be used for pork, beef, chicken, fish, whatever you fancy. Mine is not smoky, and its more on the tangy sweet side.

bbq pulled chicken and slaw

1.5 cups tomato ketchup
15 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon pepper
4 chicken breasts

Place chicken breasts and all other ingredients to a boil, allow to simmer covered for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until chicken breasts are tender enough to shred with a fork. Remove chicken from the pot, and shred in a bowl. Reduce the sauce down til it coats the back of a spoon.

For the slaw

1 heaping cup of thinly shredded white cabbage
1 heaping cup of thinly shredded red cabbage
1 juice of a lemon
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 cup mayo

Mix altogether and adjust seasoning if need be

You can serve the chicken and slaw as you like, whether in a sandwich or on a plate. It's going to be tasty either way!


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