Chicken thighs are seared until golden, then simmered with beer and an easy homemade BBQ until irresistibly tender. To assemble these hearty sandwiches, layer the meats and our Shredded-Carrot-and-Cabbage Coleslaw on squishy buns for a satisfying crunch.
Crisped chicken skin makes these sandwiches even more crowd-pleasing. To make cracklings, arrange reserved chicken skins from step 4 in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; top with another piece of parchment. Weigh down with another rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 350-degree oven 15 minutes, then flip, re-cover, and bake until crisp and caramelized, another 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer cracklings to a paper towel-lined plate to crisp. Layer on sandwiches when serving.