Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Now that the weather is warming up we are spending lots of time outdoors.  One of our favorite things to do is ride our bikes to canyon and then picnic.

Because of that, I am always on the lookout for easy picnic food that is delicious but super easy to transport and eat on a blanket.  And lets face it, something different than a ham and cheese sandwich.

I let these beauties cook all day long in the crockpot (which goes out in the garage to cook during the summer so my house doesn't heat up), added some delicious Caesar dressing and they were perfect.  So easy to transport and easy to fix for our picnic.

Crockpot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

2 pds boneless, skinless chicken breasts ,
1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite Caesar dressing (I used Brianna’s Asiago Caesar)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tsp of dried parsley
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
12 slider buns or 4-6 regular sized hamburger buns

1.  Place chicken in a 3-4 quart slow cooker with 1 cup of water, cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

2.  Remove chicken from cooker using a slotted spoon, and drain all water but 1/2 cup. Place chicken on a cutting board and pull chicken into shreds, discarding any fat.  Place chicken back in the cooker and pour back in 1/2 cup reserved water, dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper over the top. Stir until mixed evenly.

3.  Cover and cook on high heat for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot.  Spoon 1/4 cup mixture onto each slider bun if you are making sliders or more for regular sized buns. Top with extra shredded Parmesan cheese and lettuce to serve.  Enjoy!

Source: Chef-in-Training
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