SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES

May 9, 2013

It came to be that time for me – the moment in every young cook’s life when their knife skills get the best of them.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES from Rachel Schultz

(To be clear, I do not even have mad chef knife skills). I cut myself slicing up some chicken breast. Stitches happened. I will spare you the details. (They were still worth it!)

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

The husband/knight in shining armor came to the rescue as is typical of him. I trust you will all have less drama making these sandwiches!

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CAESAR SANDWICHES
Serves 3-4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup caesar dressing
1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
1 tablespoon 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

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
  • ½ cup caesar dressing
  • ½ cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon 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

  • Lazy

    So… because I just got off work and was feeling lazy the way I did this was sprinkle some Italian seasoning and parsley on the breasts and cook them in the oven on 400. Then I shredded the breasts and eyeballed in the Caesar and parm and mixed it all up.

    Was super good though, so thanks for the inspiration! (Oh and I used baby spinach instead of romaine cuz that’s what I had.)

  • Gabriela

    If the chicken is frozen how long do I leave it in the crockpot for?

  • Chris

    Made this tonight and it was great!! I diced up two chipotle peppers and threw them in with the dressing. I’m from Texas so everything’s gotta have a kick. I highly recommend it.

  • 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.

    • Dana

      The reason we are reading a recipe that requires cooking the recipe in a crockpot is because THESE ARE CROCKPOT RECIPE IDEAS! lol There are obviously many ways to cook chicken but this page is dedicated to crockpot ideas. :-)

  • 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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