Slow Cooker Barbecue Turkey Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Barbecue Turkey Sandwiches

Smoky barbecue-flavored turkey and crunchy coleslaw create hearty party sandwiches.

55 min. prep time
18 sandwiches
000 Ratings


1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
4 turkey thighs (4 to 4 1/2 pounds), skin removed
4 teaspoons grill seasoning
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups coleslaw mix
3 tablespoons coleslaw dressing
18 (3-inch square) ciabatta rolls, split
5 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
18 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American


Spray inside of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray.

Place onion in bottom of slow cooker. Season each turkey thigh with 1 teaspoon grill seasoning. Combine barbecue sauce and chili powder in bowl. Place 2 turkey thighs over onions; spread half of barbecue sauce mixture over thighs. Repeat with remaining turkey thighs and barbecue sauce mixture. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4-4 1/2 hours or High heat setting 3-3 1/2 hours, or until meat is tender and begins to separate from bone.

Remove turkey to work surface. Pull into shreds using 2 forks; discard bones. Return shredded turkey to slow cooker; stir to coat with sauce. Continue cooking on Low heat setting 30 minutes.

Heat broiler. Combine coleslaw mix and dressing in bowl. Spread cut-sides of rolls evenly with butter. Place onto large ungreased baking sheet, cut-sides up. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat 30-45 seconds or until rolls are toasted.

Spoon about 1/3 cup turkey mixture onto bottom half of rolls. Top each with 1 slice cheese and 2 tablespoons coleslaw mixture. Place top half of bun over coleslaw.

Recipe Tip

- Look for packages of turkey thighs in the fresh turkey section of the meat department.

- For more intense flavor, use zesty barbecue sauce.

Video by Virtutrix

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich)

Calories: 420

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 880mg

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 29g

Recipe #15366©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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