Thursday, May 26, 2016
EwE - BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Traditional Coleslaw - Indy 500 Lunchbox
It's Indy 500 weekend this coming weekend. On Sunday, Indiana hosts its 100th Indy 500 race meeting. Kayte, our resident cook from Indianapolis, has suggested this week's Eating with Ellie theme, Indy 500 - What's in Your Lunchbox?
I turned to my new Ellie book, So Easy, for my lunchbox pick. I made BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Traditional Coleslaw. Sandwiches are a logical lunchbox choice, and the coleslaw easily packs into single serve plastic dishes for one, or a large dish for sharing on paper plates.
The BBQ chicken was a revelation - take one run of the mill supermarket rotisserie (BBQ) chicken, shred it and warm it up in a homemade BBQ sauce packed with tomato passata, spices and molasses. (I skipped the liquid smoke - I wasn't shelling out for an expensive one use item.) Pack the chicken into a wholemeal bread roll topped with a lettuce leaf, and lo, you have one tasty sandwich. I can vouch for the fact that the filling is also great on a wrap.
The coleslaw involves just using store bought coleslaw mix and dressing it with a homemade dressing comprising chiefly of yoghurt and mayo.
I really enjoyed this dish, and proved that it is lunch worthy by taking it in to work for lunch myself a few days.
To see what the others have in their Indy 500 lunchboxes, visit the LYL section of the Eating with Ellie website.
And today, my blog turns 9. I can't believe it's been 9 years - blogging has become such a part of my life that I don't remember what it was like pre-blog. I started blogging with no plan other than, "I like reading what other people write, and I can do this too!" To all my friends in the blogosphere, thanks for enriching my life - I have enjoyed sharing your adventures and sharing mine with you.