In the mood for sweet and savory shredded chicken in a cornbread sandwich? Well, I got the recipe for you right here! I love the sweet and savory combo and the sauce on this shredded chicken is a nice combination of zesty salsa and BBQ sauce.

     I wanted to serve it as a sandwich, but in a different way. So I cooked up a yummy cornbread that is strong enough to hold all the goodness in the middle! A classic cornbread tends to get a bit crumbly and messy, and wouldn’t be able to hold anything between two pieces. However, this recipe for cornbread is not crumbly, but perfect to make your sandwich with!

FUN FACT:   Cornbread is older than our country! Native Americans were using ground maize (corn) as a dietary staple for thousands of years before European explorers arrived on the continent.
Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Ingredients
Cornbread
Servings: sandwiches
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all your ingredients for the chicken in a crockpot, cover and turn on HIGH.
    salsa
  2. Once you have your chicken and sauce going in the crockpot, melt your butter. Add honey and sugar to melted butter and stir.
    melted butter and salt
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
    eggs and butter
  4. Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, paprika and chili powder. Stir until it becomes firm. Whisk in milk until batter has formed.
    Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
  5. Spray your cookie sheet with a bit of non stick spray. This will act as the “glue” to keep the parchment paper on your baking sheet. Proceed to spray on top of the parchment paper as well.
    oiled parchment paper
  6. Pour your cornbread batter and spread evenly across pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
    corn bread
  7. Once your cornbread has cooled, used a large round biscuit cutter to cut out discs for your sandwich.
    corn bread
  8. After 2.5 hours in the crockpot, cut your chicken to make sure it is cooked through. Place on a cutting board and with two forks, shred apart. Add back into crockpot.
    shredded chicken
  9. shredded chicken in sauce
  10. Build your sandwich with your cornbread and dig in! Sweet & Savory shredded chicken in a cornbread sandwich.
    Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
  11. Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Savory Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1069 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 1334mg 56%
Potassium 256mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 158g 53%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 78g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 21%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.