Southern Farmhouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Amy Freeze


This recipe was born from a dare. My husband dared me to make a bbq sauce from his Scottish Ale and use okra. Not a problem. In the end, he LOVED this sandwich so much, he ate 2!


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15 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 qt
  • 1/2 c
  • 12 oz
    scottish ale
  • 1/2 can(s)
    light brown sugar
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 c
    prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 12 slice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 c
    sliced okra
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1 c
    plain flour
  • 2 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 3 c
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 4
    hearty sandwich rolls

How to Make Southern Farmhouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich


  1. SAUCE
    Saute onion in 1 TBSP oil over medium heat until translucent. Add Scottish Ale and brown sugar. Boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat. Add ketchup, garlic powder, black pepper, vanilla, vinegar, mustard, and hot sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
    While sauce is cooking, place chicken breasts in a large sauce pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes or until breasts are thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool to the touch. Shred chicken. Add shredded chicken to prepared bbq sauce. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. BACON
    On a microwave safe plate or microwave bacon cooking plate, place bacon slices and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Cook bacon until crisp. Generally, 45 second per slice. Set aside to cool.
  4. OKRA
    Heat vegetable oil in a fryer or deep skillet. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and cajun seasoning. Dip okra in buttermilk and then, dredge in breading mixture. Shake off excess. Fry okra until golden brown.
    Slice rolls. Spoon 1/3-1/2 c. chicken bbq mixture onto the bottom slice. Top chicken with 1/8-1/4 c. fried okra. Cut 2 slices of cinnamon bacon in half to make 4 pieces. Place bacon on top of okra. Add top portion of roll and serve.

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About Southern Farmhouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern

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