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WHAT YOU NEED 
 
CHICKEN:
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3 drumsticks
2 thighs
2 breast
 
BBQ SAUCE: 
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar 
 
Cole Slaw
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
½ cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 pinch sugar 
½ medium cabbage, shredded
½ small red cabbage shredded
1 large carrot, shredded
½ small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, deseeded and finely chopped
4 brioche buns, toasted
 
WHAT TO DO
 
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
 
2. For Chicken: Heat oven to 375 degrees, combine salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl and mix well. Season chicken with spices. Place chicken on a grill and grill 6 to 8 minutes until desired grill marks are reached, turning occasionally. Place chicken in oven on 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or fork tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Shred chicken with 2 forks and add ¼ cup of barbecue sauce.
 
3. Barbecue sauce:  Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar, chili, garlic powder and mustard. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens, stir occasionally. 
 
4. For Cole Slaw: Whisk together ingredients and set in refrigerator to chill. In a large bowl, toss together cabbages, carrots and onions. Pour in slaw dressing and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
 
Toss the meat in barbecue sauce and place on a bun. Top with coleslaw and place the other bun on top. 
 
 
 
Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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