Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Thanks to everyone who wished me a quick fix for my furnace. I have good news and bad news. Bad news: It's not fixed yet -- they had to order a part, so it most likely won't be fixed until sometime next week. Boo. Good news: It's supposed to be in the high 70's and sunny for the next 5 days or so. Whew. No furnace needed for that!

Anyhoo, a couple weeks ago, after being frustrated with the amount of fast food we were eating and my lack of time and desire to be in the kitchen after soccer practice, I sent a shout out through twitter asking for any ideas for the crockpot.

Erin, from the Spiffy Cookie sent a few ideas my way -- all of which looked fabulous. Of course, I had to start off with the easiest looking one to begin with.

No, really. Throw some chicken breasts in the crockpot (they can even be frozen) and cover with chick broth. Step away for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken. Mix with dressing and a few other goodies. Done.

Time needed? 10 minutes. Maybe.

Now that's the kind of quick meal I've been looking for.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup Caesar dressing
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup torn Romaine lettuce
4 hamburger buns

Cover a crockpot with a slow cooker liner. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and cover with the chicken broth. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker, draining as much chicken broth off as possible. Place chicken on a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken; discard any fat.

Transfer the shredded chicken to a large bowl and toss with dressing, pepper, and cheese. If mixture has cooled, remove the liner and liquid from the slow cooker, replace with a new one, and reheat the chicken mixture in the slow cooker for about 30 minutes.

Place about 1/4 of the chicken mixture onto each hamburger bun, top with romaine lettuce, and serve.

Serves: 4

This is one of those recipes that are so easy you have to stop and think "why did I think of that?". But I didn't, some else did, and I am so glad. Especially when the hubby is ecstatic I just recreated one of his favorite sandwiches. Of.All.Time. apparently. Who knew? Well, if under 10 minutes is all it takes to make one of his favorite things, why then, put that up on the keeper list. Stat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234g
Amount per serving
Calories 428Calories from fat 145
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16.1g25%
Saturated Fat 4.1g20%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 711mg30%
Total Carbs 28.8g10%
Fiber 1.6g6%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 39.8g
Vitamin A 21%Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 15%Iron 18%


  1. Yay!! I'm so glad to have helped and that you liked something I suggested! Now I have to try it for myself haha.

  2. I LOVE things you can throw together in like five minutes and be done with it! Some days we all need that...

  3. This sounds awesome!! Who knew that chicken caesar and crockpot were madly in love? :)

  4. Love, love, love the crock pot, and an easy and tasty recipe like this makes it even better!

  5. Love, love, love the crock pot, and an easy and tasty recipe like this makes it even better!

  6. Love, love, love the crock pot, and an easy and tasty recipe like this makes it even better!

  7. I am always looking for new crock pot meals. This looks like a keeper.

  8. This a delicious recipe! The sandwich looks great!

  9. I am into easy cooking at time, lovely sandwich and looks so tempting.

  10. I have two crock pots and they are still in their bxes. I think it's time I do something with them. Great blog!

  11. Crock pots are fantastic. They can make so many different things and for some reason everything always comes out so amazing!

    Your sandwiches look really tasty!

  12. Looks yummy! Here is another one you might want to try:

  13. How cool I've never thought to do something like this! Love it!

  14. This sounds great. I never cook chicken in the crock pot, but I think I need to start!

  15. Im addicted to my crock pot this time of year trying to find a way to keep it on the counter 24/7 (which just doesn't work). These little sandwiches look awesome after a long days work.



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