Barbecue chicken and slaw Handwich

Based on a sandwich concept from Disney World, this is the sandwich of the future. It's barbecue sauced chicken and slaw inside of a cone of dough that you can enjoy with one hand.
4 Handwiches
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Handwich cones
  • 1 tube of store-bought pizza dough (or homemade dough)
  • non-stick spray
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
Handwich assembly
  • rotisserie chicken skin (optional)
  • 2 to 3 cups rotisserie chicken
  • barbecue sauce
  • 4 Handwich cones (from above)
  • 1 cup coleslaw


Handwich cone: fold a square of aluminum foil in half. Starting from one corner of the folded side, roll the aluminum foil into a cone shape. Make sure your cone is at least 2 inches at the widest point. Crimp the wide, open part of the cone so that it is flat and make sure the cone can stand up straight on the widest part of the cone. For more information about making the cone, you can read the tips on this Handwich blog post

Once you have four aluminum foil cones created, spray them with non-stick spray. 

Pre-heat oven to 400 F (230 C).

Open your pizza dough and unroll it. If you're using homemade dough or other dough, roll it out to around a quarter-inch thick in a 9 x 13-inch rectangle.

Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut strips about 1/2-inch wide and 13-inches long. Starting at the bottom, pointy end of an aluminum cone start wrapping your dough strips around the cone, slightly overlapping. One strip will not be enough to fully cover your cone, so you will have to add additional strips. When you do add more strips, make sure you really pinch them together well so that they do not separate during baking. 

Once the cone is fully covered in spiral dough, stand the cone up on a parchment lined sheet pan. Continue until all four cones are covered in dough.

In a small bowl, whisk one egg and 1 tablespoon of water into an egg wash. Paint the egg wash with a brush or spoon over each cone of dough. 

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees halfway through the cooking process to encourage even baking.

Crispy chicken skin: in the same 400-degree F oven, add chicken skin to a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the skin is hardened and crispy, remove it to a paper towel lined plate to cool.

Sandwich assembly: add the pulled rotisserie chicken to a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add enough barbecue sauce on top of the chicken to coat. Cook the chicken and sauce for 3 or 4 minutes until everything is warm. 

Scoop spoons of chicken and coleslaw to the inside of a Handwich cone until full. Garnish the Handwich with crispy chicken skin.

Serve and enjoy.

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