This twist on the classic BBQ sandwich is a treat for the kids, who love to watch the cheese stretch when they pull their servings from the baking dish. The garlic-herb butter takes this dish over the top. If you want to count on leftovers, make extra.
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2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 C. smoked or otherwise cooked chicken, shredded
2 tsp. Head Country Championship Seasoning, High Plains Heat
1 C. Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy
12 Hawaiian rolls
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
Garlic Herb Butter
1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. minced parsley
2 tsp. freshly chopped basil
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9x13-inch sheet pan or baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly grease with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the garlic herb butter. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Once hot, add onion and garlic. Cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken, Head Country Championship Seasoning, and Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce until combined. Cook a couple of minutes until heated through.
Cut rolls in half, horizontally. Place the bottom halves of the buns in the sheet pan or baking dish. Make sure the sides of the buns are still touching. Note that they may not fill the entire pan.
Top bottom halves of buns with half of the cheese. Layer the BBQ chicken mixture on top. Add the remaining cheese evenly over the top. Top with the top halves of the buns.
Brush the tops of the buns with the herb butter.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Enjoy!