Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sloppy Moes

We love barbecue and we love chicken. What better dish than this, which combines both. It's from Anna Pump's latest cookbook, Summer on a Plate, and it is a good and easy dish.

To go with, we had a simple salad of romaine, cherry tomatoes, red onion and homemade blue cheese dressing.
It's a bit messy, so besides the cloth dinner napkin, there was plenty of paper napkins on the table as well. And the good thing is that it reheats easily!

It's a great recipe for a quick spring luncheon as it is for an easy summer dinner. Anna's comments say that this is a recipe that her children enjoyed and now her grandchildren are equally fond of it. Only now instead of hamburger she uses chicken.

We always called the hamburger sandwich "sloppy joes". We've renamed the chicken version, "sloppy moes".

Barbecued Sauced Chicken Sandwiches
From Summer on a Plate

2 cups finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup chili sauce
1 cup water
3 T. red wine vinegar
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
2 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 2 x 1 inch strips
Lettuce leaves
Large Kaiser rolls or English muffins, split and toasted
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 5 minutes in a large heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Stir often so that it does not get brown. Stir in the ketchup, chili sauce, water, vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, sugar and salt and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken strips, stir to combine, coer and simmer for another 12 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
To serve, place a lettuce lave on the bottom of each roll, spoon chicken over the lettuce and top with chives.

(If you don't have chives in your garden, I'd use finely sliced scallions both white and green)


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, this is so going in to my blogland recipe book! I know there are a million ways to make chicken but this sauce looks too good to pass up!

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

Teacup said...

Martha......this recipe looks real good. It is copied and pasted already, I'm going to make this real soon. Erica

Karen said...

Hello Martha!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
That chicken looks yummy!