CEimB: Pulled BBQ Chicken (Quorn) Sandwiches

by Joanne on September 10, 2009

This week Pamela of Cookies with Boys hosts our weekly recipe with Craving Ellie In My Belly group.  The recipe is Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches right off the web so you can click the link and make this one your self.  It’s good and it’s easy.  Not much cooking,  just mixing for this recipe.  Naturally, I had to find a chicken substitute and it was once again that old faithful “Quorn“. 

I had Ted and Teddy set up their own plates for photos.   I take no credit for the cosmetic success/failure of the following:

Teddy's BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Teddy's BBQ Chicken Sandwich


Ted said “How did I get pulled into this one?”  Guess he just likes eating and volunteering the occasional comment..no laboreous procedures please.

Ted's Mountain of a BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Ted's Mountain of a BBQ Chicken Sandwich


Joanne's BBQ Quorn Sandwich

Joanne's BBQ Quorn Sandwich

Should we take a vote? ____TEDDY _____ TED _____JOANNE (no pressure, but I AM the one who keeps this blog  😈  )

The ingredients:

canola oil, chopped onion, minced garlic, tomato sauce & paste *I used left over pasta sauce made the other day using fresh garden tomatoes from Ted’s brother Richard. So I omitted the tomato sauce, paste and water. Apple cider vinegar, molasses…lets talk about molasses


You hear the Gurus of health telling us to use blackstrap molasses over the other stuff, but what’s the difference between regular unsulphured molasses and blackstrap molasses?   Blackstrap molasses has more iron, calcium, and magnesium.  It is also a little less sweet since it is the result of the third boiling of the cane sugar syrup.  No sulphur dioxide has been added to either unsulphured or the blackstrap molasses.  The comparison between nutrition labels is as follows:

Unsulphured: Calories=60, Fat=0, Sodium=15mg, Potassium=150mg, Carbs=15g, Protein=0, Calcium=4%, Iron=4%, Magnesium 2%.

Blackstrap: Calories=60, Fat=0, Sodium=25mg, Potassium=240mg, Carbs=14g, Protein=0, Calcium=20%, Iron=25%, Magnesium25%.

Now back to the rest of the ingredients… black pepper, liquid smoke, ROTISSERIE CHICKEN, whole wheat rolls, and green leaf lettuce.  

The rotisserie chicken took all the credit in our house.  No recognition for Ellie Krieger and no recognition for Joanne.  A simple ..”that rotisserie chicken is always so good..really tender”.  Of course I chimed in  “but what about the flavor..you know I added the flavors to it”.  “Oh yeah. That’s good too”. 

The dinner was a success once again.  I really enjoyed my meatless version.  I should have added some hot chile pepper to my sauce but it was pretty good even without it. I did cut the molasses to only 1 TBS for my version.  Ted and Teddy loved the tender GROCERY STORE bird  as well as the sauce.

Good going Pam. Great pick for this week’s CEimB.  We like quick, weekday meals.

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  • At 2009.09.10 10:07, Mary Ann said:

    I know I say this every week, but it really amazes me that you make at least 2 versions of every dinner. They both look good!
    Thanks for sharing the information about the differences btwn molasses’. I have always wondered what blackstrap molasses was and why some recipes say not blackstrap. Very Interesting…

    • At 2009.09.10 10:58, Lauryn said:

      All of them look delicious!! Your sauce really looks like it came ot beautifully!!

      • At 2009.09.10 13:43, pamela said:

        Whoa…those are some fantastic sandwiches you guys have there! Thanks for cooking with me this week, and I’m glad you liked it!

        • At 2009.09.10 14:34, Alyssa said:

          I agree.. you can’t help but love the fact that you can buy a deliciously moist bird for around $5. It was so juicy and moist and delicious. Why doesn’t my chicken come out that way?! LOL.

          Did you use the liquid smoke? What did you think? I haven’t decided if I’ll add it next time or leave it out.

          • At 2009.09.10 16:38, Palidor said:

            Those sandwiches look absolutely delicious!

            • At 2009.09.10 22:56, Natalie said:

              Your pics are great. I love rotissiere chickens too. They are awesome!

              • At 2009.09.11 19:03, Jeena said:

                They all look good to me, I like quorn chicken too.

                • At 2009.09.12 11:49, Liz said:

                  I agree with Mary Ann – I can’t imagine making two versions of dinner almost every night. It seems hard enough for me to put out one meal a night!

                  It looks great and thanks for the information about blackstrap molasses. I rarely ever use molasses so the bottle I have will probably last forever, but if it doesn’t, I will be sure to get blackstrap next time.

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