I love to use my smokers when I have time and recently made 3 smoked chickens. I used some applewood to give it a little flavor and a great water bath with lots of aromatics. This is perfect for BBQ sandwiches. I have found you usually can buy smoked chicken or turkey at some of the better grocers these days.
I serve in family style of a large baquette cut in small sandwich portions which is great for a party. I make a light apple spread for the base, top with my chipolte BBQ sauce, and then my apple coleslaw.
I do use just a regular BBQ sauce and jazz it up. Many times I have my own and for a large party AI would make it. Sometimes I just make small individual sandwiches for me and my son. Also, I love shredded cabbage. I keep a bag on hand at all times for a quick go to salad, sandwich, in soups and stir fry.
I hope you enjoy!