Recipe: Easy Barbeque Chicken | MOBE

Recipe: Easy Barbeque Chicken

This quick and flavorful barbeque chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or weekend get-togethers. It uses store-bought rotisserie chicken, which saves time and minimizes dinnertime hassle. Serve with lightened-up coleslaw over mixed greens—or pile it all up on a toasted brioche bun.

Total time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6
Serving size: approximately 1 1¼ cup


  • 1 rotisserie chicken (approximately 2 pounds)
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce, preferably reduced-sugar
  • 14 ounces cole slaw mix (without dressing)
  • 4 ounces Greek nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 18 ounces mixed greens


Cut rotisserie chicken in half (to make it easier to break down), remove and discard the skin, and shred the meat with two forks. Pat the meat dry with a paper towel, if needed. Place meat in a large bowl and mix with barbeque sauce.

In a separate large mixing bowl, combine coleslaw mix, yogurt, vinegar, and honey. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add mixed greens to six plates. Place a scoop (approximately ½ cup) of chicken and a generous portion of slaw on top of the greens. Serve.

MOBE kitchen tip:

  • Instead of a traditional mayo-based coleslaw dressing, this lighter version uses nonfat Greek yogurt.

Recipe notes:

  • You can also serve this barbeque chicken as a sandwich. Just place chicken and slaw on a toasted brioche slider bun.
  • If you have leftover chicken breast, you could use that instead of rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition facts per serving

(For greens, chicken, and coleslaw. Not the sandwich option.)

Calories: 370 / Total Fat: 16g (21% DV) / Saturated Fat: 4g (20% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 170mg (57% DV) / Sodium: 690mg (30% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 16g (6% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% DV) / Total Sugars: 9g / Added Sugar: 3g (6% DV) / Protein: 42g / Vitamin D: 0mcg (0% DV) / Calcium: 110mg (8% DV) / Iron: 3mg (15% DV) / Potassium: 661mg (15% DV)

Allergen statement: Contains milk. Read the ingredient list carefully on barbeque sauces and rotisserie chickens, as some may contain soy and/or wheat.

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