Saturday, June 6, 2015

Smoked (or Roasted) Chicken Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions

Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins Preparation Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 45 mins


  • 12 chicken legs with thigh
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups favourite barbecue sauce
  • 8 portuguese buns or 8 other crusty rolls
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 place chicken legs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. combine salt, paprika, sugar, cumin and pepper with olive oil. rub into chicken.
  • 2 roast in a preheated 375°f (190°c) oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until browned and cooked through. a meat thermometer should read at least 165°f (75°c) when inserted into the thickest part. cool. discard skin and bones and leave meat in chunks. combine chicken with barbecue sauce and reheat just before serving.
  • 3 meanwhile, prepare caramelized onions by heating oil in a large skillet. add onions and cook until golden, about 20 minutes. stir occasionally. add sugar and salt and cook 5 minutes longer until browned.
  • 4 cut buns almost in half but not completely. fill each with chicken and sauce and top with onions.

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