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Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Alabama White Sauce and Homemade Chips

Planning an entire meal can be a challenge, but we’ve got it all figured out for you!  This Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Alabama White Sauce and Homemade Chips is actually quite simple to make (despite the very long recipe name), and is the perfect summer meal!  Weber® Kick ‘N Chicken® Seasoning adds a subtle spicy kick to the pulled chicken, while Weber® Gourmet Burger Seasoning gives homemade chips a wonderful savory flavor.  (The chips are made in the air fryer – and if you’ve never tried chips made in the air fryer before, you’re definitely missing out)!

We can’t mention this delicious meal without talking about the Alabama White Sauce – which also features Weber® Kick ‘N Chicken® Seasoning!  Unfamiliar with Alabama White Sauce?  Alabama white sauce is a tangy and creamy barbecue sauce that originates from northern Alabama in the United States. Unlike traditional red barbecue sauces, which are tomato-based, Alabama white sauce is mayonnaise-based. It typically includes vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, and other seasonings such as garlic powder and horseradish. In our version, however, we will “kick” the flavor up a notch with Weber® Kick ‘N Chicken® Seasoning!

Before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about the homemade air fryer chips real quick.  These can be wonderfully crunchy and flavorful…but they can also turn out soggy if you don’t take the appropriate steps before and during cooking.  Here’s some tip for maximum crunchiness:

  1. Use the Right Potato: Choose potatoes that are suitable for frying, such as russet or Yukon Gold. These varieties have a lower moisture content, which helps in achieving crispiness.
  2. Slice Evenly: Cut the potato slices uniformly using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer. This ensures even cooking and crispiness.  (But we must warn you – please use this very cautiously, it is VERY sharp)!
  3. Soak in Water: Soak the potato slices in cold water for about 30 minutes before cooking. This helps remove excess starch from the potatoes, resulting in crispier chips.  We also list some steps below that speed the process along a little faster.
  4. Pat Dry Thoroughly: After soaking, drain the potato slices and pat them completely dry with paper towels. Moisture is the enemy of crispiness, so make sure the slices are as dry as possible.
  5. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer before adding the potato slices. This helps create a hot environment right from the start, which is crucial for achieving crispy results.
  6. Single Layer: Arrange the potato slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking and soggy chips.
  7. Use Oil Sparingly: Lightly coat the potato slices with olive oil or spray them with cooking spray. Too much oil can make the chips greasy, so use it sparingly.
  8. Shake or Flip: Shake the air fryer basket or flip the chips halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.
  9. Watch Closely: Keep an eye on the chips towards the end of the cooking time to prevent them from burning. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the slices and the wattage of your air fryer.
  10. Cool Properly: Allow the chips to cool slightly after cooking. They will continue to crisp up as they cool down.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Alabama White Sauce and Homemade Chips

Nothing gets you more in the mood for summer than a pulled chicken sandwich, especially when it's paired with creamy and delicious Alabama White Sauce! And before you go open a bag of chips to go along with this sandwich, we would like to entice you with our Weber® Gourmet Burger Air Fryer Chips recipe (see below)!


For the Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Pulled Chicken

  • 8 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Seasoning
  • 4 Sandwich rolls

For the Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Alabama White Sauce

  • cups Mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup Distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

For the Weber® Gourmet Burger Air Fryer Potato Chips

  • 2 small Idaho russet potatoes (about 8 ounces each, scrubbed with peels on)
  • 1 tbsp Member's Mark™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Weber® Gourmet Burger Seasoning, or more if desired


For the Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Pulled Chicken

  • Trim chicken thighs of visible fat. Generously sprinkle with Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Seasoning.
  • Grill over direct medium heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature is at least 170°F.
  • Remove from heat, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Toast rolls on grill for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Using 2 forks, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces. Portion onto toasted rolls; top with sauce. (See below for recipe.)

For the Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Alabama White Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl (start with 1 tbsp Weber® Kick 'N Chicken® Seasoning and taste test to see if you'd like to add more of a kick). Whisk together until smooth and combined. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Weber® Gourmet Burger Air Fryer Potato Chips

  • Slice the potatoes crosswise into VERY THIN rounds about 1/16-inch thick. You can use a mandoline, but be sure to be VERY careful!
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl and fill the bowl with cold water. Rinse, moving the potatoes around, then drain. Rinse once more, repeating as needed until the water runs clear, not white (this removes the starches so the chips can crisp). Spread the potatoes onto a layer of paper towels and pat dry. Dry the bowl.
  • Return the dry potatoes to the bowl and top with the oil and Weber® Gourmet Burger Seasoning. Toss to coat, ensuring all of the slices are seasoned. Feel free to add more seasoning if desired.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 325°F. Spread the potatoes in the bottom of the basket in an even layer. Air fry for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are dark golden at the edges and crisp, tossing them with tongs every 5 to 7 minutes. If some chips finish earlier than others, remove them to a plate so they don't burn. Repeat with remaining potatoes.


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, alabama, barbecue, bbq, bbq sauce, chips, grilling, pulled chicken, sandwich, summer
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