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Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Many of the recipes I share are simple and easy.  Although I generally spend a bit more time in the kitchen than a lot of my shared recipes require, I like to share the ones I think might help you out on a very busy day or when you can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

This is yet another one of those recipes.  It takes almost no time to prep, requires only a few ingredients, and you don’t do the cooking (ha!).  Add a couple of side dishes and your family can sit down to a home cooked meal with little effort on your part.  Whee!

If you’re a fan of Caesar salads, I think you’ll enjoy this simple sandwich.  I do try to use as few bottled and canned items as I can, but there are days when such items are a great help.  Such is the case with the dressing in this recipe.  Not going to feel guilty about that!

I like to serve it with summery sides like a corn basil salad and our favorite pasta salad.  It’s hot here after all.  Like middle-of-summer hot.  Tomorrow is October, by the way…

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (or boneless skinless chicken thighs)
  • about 1 cup of water
  • about 1/2 to 1 cup your favorite bottled Caesar dressing (you can make your own, but that takes away from the extreme ease of the recipe), adjust amount to your taste
  • 1/3 cup shredded or shaved Parmesan Romano Asiago mix (or shredded Parmesan)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley ( a couple teaspoons of dried parsley works in a pinch)
  • ground pepper
  • romaine lettuce
  • hamburger buns

Place chicken in slow cooker with water.  Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.  Check on chicken a few hours in as slow cookers vary and you don’t want to dry out the chicken.  When chicken is done, remove from slow cooker and drain the water.  Shred chicken–I do this on a cutting board with two forks or tongs and a fork.  Place chicken back in slow cooker and add dressing (begin with less and add more to taste.  I use only 1/2 a cup), cheese, parsley, and a few turns of freshly ground pepper.  Mix well and cook for another 30 minutes to heat up.  Serve on warmed or toasted hamburger buns with romaine lettuce and additional Parmesan if you like.

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Comments

  1. Ooooh – this sounds yummy! The husband would love this – he’s a big Caesar fan! Might have to try this on one of those busy nights! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. Looks super yummy! xoxox

  3. This sounds soooo yummy! Right up my alley! Thank you for sharing…I will be making this soon!!

  4. YUM! Sounds super D-lish! That’s easy peasy too.

  5. I have a lot of cooked chicken in my freezer. I bet I could modify this recipe to use it instead of having to let it cook all day in the crockpot since it’s already cooked. Hummm…. The Real Happy Homemaker.

  6. This recipe is being featured at my blog today…..www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com. Wonderful, wonderful recipe!

  7. This sounds so good Danielle. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again this week.

  8. do you think you would get the same results if you boil the chicken and then mix the imgredients in a cooker and let it cook for the 30 min

    • Hi Adam, thanks for stopping by! It might not be as “infused” with flavoring as it would for hours in the slow cooker, but I certainly think it would work well. 🙂 Let me know how it does work if you try it. A good option for when I forget to get it started in the slow cooker!

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