As a busy mom, I love meals that are fast and easy. Crock pot cooking is a fabulous way to get dinner on the table.
Learning to make shredded chicken in the crock pot was a great kitchen revelation since it gave me several dinner options. One of our family’s favorite meals is a Chicken Caesar Sandwich. It’s a delicious sandwich that couldn’t get much easier!
This Chicken Caesar Sandwich recipe has just three ingredients:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat. I use about two pounds for our family of five, but you can scale this up or down as needed.
- Caesar dressing. Pick your favorite. I’ve used several versions, and they’ve all turned out well. I usually buy Cardini’s Light Caesar dressing. It tastes great with less fat than the regular version.
- Buns. Pick your favorite. Our new preference for these sandwiches is pretzel buns – with Hawaiian buns in second place.
Put two cups of water in the crock pot and add the chicken (the water should just cover the chicken). Cook on high for about three hours. The cooking time may vary depending on your crock pot. The chicken will be cooked through (no pink) and shred easily when done. I take the chicken out with tongs (carefully because it’s already falling apart) and shred it on a plate.
Turn off the crock pot and drain the water. Put the shredded chicken back in the crock pot and add your desired amount of Caesar dressing. I use about 6 ounces of dressing (half of a 12-ounce bottle). Allow it to heat through. I usually sprinkle in some Parmesan cheese, but it’s not necessary.
Build your sandwiches and garnish as you like. I add lettuce to mine, but my hubby and kids like theirs plain (go figure). As a bonus, any leftovers heat up nicely.
Make this Chicken Caesar Sandwich recipe once, and you’ll have it memorized. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!
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