Most people associate slow cooker meals with winter, but they’re also a great option when the weather heats up. They’re great for times when you want a hot meal without having to turn on the oven or stand over the grill.
These sandwiches were brilliantly flavorful and light – perfect for a summer day. I served them along with grapes and fresh veggies for a light dinner.
Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
(from Chef in Training)
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 to 1 c. of your favorite Caesar dressing
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. fresh chopped parsley or 2 t. dried parsley
1/2 t. ground pepper
2 c. shredded romaine lettuce
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.
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.
Place chicken back in the cooker and pour dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper over the top. Stir until mixed evenly. 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.