SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES

May 9, 2013

Can I just tell you about yesterday?

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

WARNING: This story is injury related. If you lose your appetite easily, you may want to scroll on down to the food stuff and return here later.

I was slicing up chicken and sorting it into freezer bags, when it happened. I cut myself! Like, a real cut that was deep and serious-seeming. I (hysterically) called David, who left work and found me crying on the cold, hard ground. I was putting pressure on it with a towel and trying to keep it elevated.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

Off to the emergency clinic we went. Yep, I needed stitches. And wow, do they hurt. As a first timer, I have new appreciation for those who have gone through the procedure. Those shots – yikes. Like five of ‘em!

And then I made the mistake at looking over at the work area and saw some blood. Hello, fainting spell. Fast forward 10 seconds, and they’ve got me laying backwards with cool rags on my face, drinking sips of water. I hardly even noticed the tetanus shot they gave me until today. (Sore City! Population: Rachel). I still haven’t worked up the nerve to take off the dressing and look at my hand.

Stitches are no joke!

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES
Serves 3-4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup caesar dressing
1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons pepper
Romaine leaves
Hamburger buns

Arrange chicken breasts in abase of slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup water into basin and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Drain water. Return chicken to basin and stir in caesar dressing, parmesan, parsley, and pepper.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove and serve on buns with romaine.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

4.3 from 17 reviews
slow cooker chicken caesar sandwiches
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup caesar dressing
  • ½ cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Romaine leaves
  • Hamburger buns
Instructions
  1. Arrange chicken breasts in abase of slow cooker. Pour ½ cup water into basin and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Drain water.
  3. Return chicken to basin and stir in caesar dressing, parmesan, parsley, and pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove and serve on buns with romaine.

Adapted from Chef in Training.

Comments

  • caitlin

    I made these this week and have to say they are awesome and so easy! They got high praise for my boyfriend too. I used LiteHouse Greek yogurt Caesar (love that stuff) to keep them lighter. This would be great to make in a bigger batch to please a crowd. I’m sure even picky kids would love them.

  • Tiffany

    I want to make this for a bridal shower. I am wondering how it is cold? Yes, No? Thoughts?

    • Rachel Schultz

      I like it cold too!

  • Heather

    I just made this tonight. SO GOOD! I toasted the bun and it’s liking eating a salad wrapped in a buttery crouton. Will totally make again

  • Carol H.

    Made these exactly as stated and everyone loved it!

  • scott

    Just wondering why you slow cook chicken breast for 3-4 hours in a crock pot? Simply putting them in a saucepan with 2-3 cups of chicken stock and simmering on medium for 20 minutes would give you a tender breast that’s moist and flavorful. You are simply poaching in the same way, but utilizing water and cooking for 3-4 hours assures a flavorless and tougher breast. The additional 30 minutes cooking after mixing can be done in the same saucepan on medium/low.

    So in my view better, more flavorful, results can be obtained in less than a third of the time and electricity use by poaching for 20 min, cooling, shredding, mixing and reheating all in a simple saucepan.

  • This is cooking in my crock pot right now and I think the results are going to be awesome. One suggestion, however: when you drain the water e chicken’s been cooking in, why not save it and freeze it or something? It is chicken broth, after all! I just love having real homemade chicken broth sitting around when a recipe calls for it.

  • What is in the small bowl in the pictures? It looks like a sauce for the sandwich but it isn’t mentioned?

    • Rachel Schultz

      It’s just extra caesar.

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