SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES

by Rachel Schultz on May 9, 2013 · 77 comments

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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

4.2 from 15 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.

Modified from Chef in Training.

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Amanda Price April 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

So good! I made this for the first time today. Everyone loved it either on a bun or just wrapped in a lettuce leaf . The kids wanted more so I might have to increase the amounts next time. This is going to be a regular meal in my monthly rotation from now on. Thank you.

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Asta February 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

Oh my these were amazing… Will be making these again and again and again. With 5 kids and a busy schedule these are perfect! Thank you!

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rod January 20, 2014 at 3:27 am

look s really good i will to make it

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Tonja January 13, 2014 at 2:46 am

Awesome! Put it on Ciabatta sandwich rolls. Great stuff!

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Jordan T January 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I’m trying this tonight, it sounds awesome. It’s unfortunate that when I pin it, I get the picture of you at the hospital. Only because it’s a food pin and not because I don’t want to see you!

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Rachel Schultz January 13, 2014 at 1:39 am

You can choose any photo from the post for your pin.

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Roz December 15, 2013 at 1:47 am

Your facial expression is priceless!!

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Bayley October 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I’m slowly making my way towards a crock pot but I was wondering if this can be done with a regular over cuz this sounds too amazing to try! =]

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Amy C October 9, 2013 at 1:52 am

YEAH these were awesome! I had a few hours notice that a large contingent of my family would be coming to my house for lunch, and I frantically paged through my pinterest page to figure something out – and this popped up. I grabbed a big thing of chicken thighs and threw them in my dutch oven for 2 hours at 300, they were a total hit and easy and inexpensive. LIFE SAVER!

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Sherry in Union, KY October 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Wow, wow,wow! The only problem with eating one of these is that you’ll want a second. I usually make my own salad dressings, but this time I cheated and added Newman’s Own Creamy Caesar.

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Anonymous September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

really? that’s it?

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Kim September 24, 2013 at 3:09 am

Just finished eating this for dinner and it was very tasty. I had it in the crock pot waiting for me to get dinner ready after soccer practice. It was so fast to shred up and add the last few ingredients. My husband said the recipe is a keeper and even my picky 10 year old liked it. He ate two sandwiches. Thanks for a good dinner.

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Rachel Schultz September 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

So great! You’re welcome, Kim.

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Tina September 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Looooooove this! My family enjoys this inside tortillas! So yummy, thank you!

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Kristal September 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

When making double the amount do I just layer the chicken on top of each other and cover with water ..

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Rachel Schultz September 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Yep!

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Kristi August 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

We love this recipe so much. I have actually made it 3 times in the past 2 months!!!! Thanks so much for sharing

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Rachel Schultz August 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Great! Thanks Kristi.

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Emily August 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

These are sitting in the crock pot waiting for my fiancé to come home…. I sampled and they are DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to eat them for dinner (only an hour til he is home….)

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kyle August 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Did u use a creamy ceasar dressing?

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Rachel Schultz August 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Any is fine!

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Sue August 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

These are delicious! This is my second time making them…….so easy and so tasty. I serve cole slaw with them and my family loves them. Thank you!

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Rachel Schultz August 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Great! Thanks Sue.

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Anonymous August 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

If it makes you feel any better, I was slicing a banana two days ago sliced my thumb. Yes stitches here too (but this wasn’t my first rodeo) and a tetanus shot that has my arm swollen and sore also. So you have a new resident in Sore City. LOL. The sandwhich looks devine.

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Rachel Schultz August 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Haha! So sorry to hear that. At least the people of Sore City are well fed with caesar sandwiches.

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Sunni August 9, 2013 at 2:27 am

These were a hit for dinner today! Thank you….great recipe!

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Mary Ann Newell August 9, 2013 at 1:34 am

Can not wait to try them

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Barbara August 8, 2013 at 1:07 am

Are these good cold too?

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Rachel Schultz August 8, 2013 at 2:34 am

Yep! I had them that way the next day for lunch.

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Alli July 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

Yummm!!

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Stacy July 23, 2013 at 8:02 am

I’m new to the whole cooking scene. When you do the chicken in the crock pot is it frozen, thawed, or fresh?

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Rachel Schultz July 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Any of those are fine! I usually do thawed.

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lisa July 22, 2013 at 2:56 am

I had to have stitches in my lip once, worse than having a baby! (I’ve done that too.) You know what else hurts? When you stub your toe so hard the blood builds up underneath so they have to burn a hole in your nail to relieve the pressure. Yeah, good times! Either way, I will be trying this recipe! I already ate dinner or I would try it tonight. ;)

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Rachel Schultz July 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

OUCH!

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Jen July 17, 2013 at 1:36 am

Have you ever tried to freeze this? If so, did it work out?

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Bobbie July 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

How do you use your stand mixer to shred the chicken? What attachment are you using? I’d like to make this recipe and if I can use something other than elbow grease to shred the chicken, I’m all for it!

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Deanna July 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Recipe looks good

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Jessica July 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Good morning!
I follow your blog and found this recipe. We had company last night and I made it for the first time…HUGE HIT!!!!! I love love love this recipe! So good!!!!! I’m glad I have a bit of leftovers so I can have some for lunch today.
Thanks so much for sharing!

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Rachel Schultz July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Thanks! So glad to hear it. You’re welcome :)

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Lauren June 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Found this on Pinterest and they were delicious! I used yogurt-based caesar and it worked wonderfully! Thanks!

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Stephanie June 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Found this recipe on pinterest. We love it. Thanks so much.

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Rachel Schultz June 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

You’re welcome!

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Jennie June 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I used the Walden Farms calorie free Caesar Dressing ; brings the cal count WAY down. I’m going to try mine cold tomorrow for lunch in a whole wheat pocket thin (pita). Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to try it.

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Rachel Schultz June 19, 2013 at 2:01 am

Great tips, thanks.

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Kelly June 18, 2013 at 2:21 am

Sorry you cut yourself! That’s never fun. When I was a teenager I stepped on a sewing needle at home and it went through my second toe. It hit the bone and split the needle and ended up coming out the side of my toe. :-/ My mom walked in the door to me lying on the ground in tears. I got 10 of those lovely little shots in between all of my toes. Ouch!

This looks good and I think I’ll try it this week. I like to shred my chicken in the stand mixer because shredding chicken with forks should be illegal. ;)

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Rachel Schultz June 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Oh my goodness! What a terrible story. Yes! I want a stand mixer. I know just what you mean.

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Anonymous June 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

Slow cooker chicken Cesar sandwich

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KJ June 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I did use the crockpot at the end. .I grilled my chicken then shredded it into the crockpot added the ingredients and used the slow cooker for 30 minutes. It was amazing!

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モンブラン アウトレット June 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

マイスター制度を設け、ものづくりに対して真剣に取り組み、ドイツの世界に誇るブランドです。

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Sarah June 7, 2013 at 2:32 am

Were your chicken breasts thawed? I’m curious if frozen would work and how it might adjust the cook time.

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Anonymous June 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

This tasted REALLY good, but the fat content was way too high! I just ate this and realized (with my brand of caesar dressing), that 2 TBS of the dressing has about 21 grams of fat. I know we need fat in our diet, but I’m pretty sure I had a lot more than 2 TBS. I feel kinda gross now, but if you’re not worried about the fat, this tasted fantastic!

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Karen May 30, 2013 at 3:29 am

Hi Rachel,
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made this for dinner and it was soooo good! I didn’t have time to cook it in the slow cooker so I cooked it on the stove and it was still good. I added sliced tomatoes on the sandwich. This is definitely a keeper!

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Rachel Schultz May 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Glad to know that works too. Thanks!

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Sue May 29, 2013 at 1:45 am

I made these tonight, they were awesome! This chicken would also be very good served over pasta or served in a salad. I will have to double the recipe next time so I have plenty of leftovers!

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Rachel Schultz May 29, 2013 at 1:58 am

Yum! Thanks for writing.

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Anonymous May 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Delicious! I just made it for a lazy Sunday dinner (and future lunches later this week). So good.

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Rachel Schultz May 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Yay! Enjoy :)

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Christina May 26, 2013 at 4:07 am

Just wondering if this is meant to be served hot ? If so would it still taste just as good served cold?

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Rachel Schultz May 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

We have served them both ways!

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Rita May 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Do you think you could use canned chicken? Or maybe rotessire chicken?

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Rachel Schultz May 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Absolutely!

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Anonymous May 22, 2013 at 3:38 am

Thanks!!!

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threeunder3 May 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

When you remove the chicken to shred it and then return it to the crock to add the remaining ingredients, do you drain the water that the chicken was originally cooking in or do you add the ingredients to the water/broth?

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Rachel Schultz May 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Yes, drain the water! I’ll add that to the recipe. Thanks for the comment.

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Laura Lyons May 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Rachel, sorry you hurt yourself. But I am trying this recipe. Did you know I am a nurse? I am thinking it is good you did not go into this profession. Hope you are healing quickly and Happy Anniversary!

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Rachel Schultz May 14, 2013 at 12:19 am

Laura, so great to hear from you. Yes, I did remember you’re a nurse. I’m sure you’re a far better one than I would be! I get my stitches out tomorrow. Thanks for being a part of our wedding one year ago.

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Susan Brewer May 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Several July 4ths ago, I got a fishing hook stuck in my middle finger, right next to my nail, but not through to the pad on the front. We were still on the boat outside of Key Largo and were bouncingly coming in. My husband cut off the lure and the other barbs of the treble hook, but I just couldn’t push it through to the front to get it over with. So off the ER on the fourth. And I can really sympathize with the shots. Right in the joints around finger. And more since it didn’t quite do it. And the tetanus shot. Good times! You have my sympathies.

And this looks amazing! Will be tomorrow’s dinner! Thanks.

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Rachel Schultz May 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm

WOW. Your injury sounds a lot worse than mine.

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Rosetta May 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

Buonissima, grazie

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Ann Hudson May 9, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Oh no! So sorry to hear this, hope you have a speedy recovery. I’ve recently had the same experience with my 18 yr old daughter. She called me at work last Saturday, “Mom! I’m bleeding all over I cut my hand while slicing a bagel, help me!”. And, like you, we were off for the nearest emergency center post haste. Several stitches later we left with a care kit and instructions for keeping infection from rearing up in the wound. I’ve had stitches a few times over the years, is never pleasant no matter how many times you go through it. Best to you.

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Rachel Schultz May 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Oh man, I sympathize! She must have had a pretty bad cut for several stitches! I only had one.

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Jean May 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Did you make your own ceasar dressing or was it bottled?

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Rachel Schultz May 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I used Brianna’s brand.

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