Monday, March 19, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

I really like Caesar dressing.
I love chicken Caesar salads, chicken Caesar sandwiches, and before Chili's changed their menu they use to have a chicken Caesar pita. Oh how I loved it!! And was so disappointed when they removed it from the menu, haven't really like Chili's since to be honest. 
Any way, when I came across this recipe on Pinterest I was super excited to give them a try!
I was not disappointed! 
They were great and it was extremely simple.
The rolls I put them on were some left over dinner rolls from Sunday dinner the night before. I will post about them soon, though I think next time I need a little bit of a fluffier bun to make the sandwiches with. They were good, they were just a little on the heavier side. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite Caesar dressing (I like Cardini's and Brianna's Asiago Caesar)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley (if you don't have fresh use around 2 teaspoons of dried parsley)
1/2 teaspoon 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 1-2 cups of water, cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

2. Remove chicken from cooker using a slotted spoon and drain the water from the slow cooker. Place chicken on a cutting board and pull chicken into shreds, discarding any fat.

3. Place chicken back in the cooker and pour dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper over the top. I really make sure that I discard any fat pieces so by the time I was done I only used about 1/2 cup of dressing but you make need more if you have more chicken. Stir until mixed evenly. Cover and cook on high heat for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot. 

4. 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. 

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