Healthy Crockpot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
This one is a keeper if I’ve ever seen a keeper. And talk about a “set it and forget it” recipe. With an investment of only 10 minutes of prep time earlier in the day, you’ll end up with hot and cheesy, and crunchy and tasty chicken parmesan sandwiches to serve your family later on for dinner.
Can I admit that it’s so tasty that I just had a little bowl of it for breakfast? Well, I did.
And it was good all over again!
There’s no searing of the chicken or anything messy like that, and very little chopping. It’s basically: Dump . . . Stir . . . Layer . . . Wait. (That last bit is the hardest part.)
Some of us were more patient than others. (I think Spence believes that if he opens his eyes wider, his mouth will follow suit.)
But, needless to say, we all loved it!
This was my plate after I was done. Oh yeah, and Logan had already eaten my top bun. See, and you thought I was kidding about leaving random bread pieces on my plate like a kindergartener.
I’m going to try something new with this post. I’m going to show you all of the pretty pictures and not so pretty pictures right here, then I’ll include a smaller, printer-friendly version of the recipe down below for those of you who want to print it.
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Recipe courtesy of: Foodfamilyfinds.com
29 ounces canned tomato sauce
14.5 ounces canned petite diced tomatoes
12 ounces canned tomato paste
2 cups sweet yellow onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped (about 2 cloves)
½ teaspoon dried parsley leaves
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped (about 6 leaves)
3-4 large THAWED/FRESH boneless, skinless chicken breasts
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
grated parmesan cheese
4-6 hard rolls
Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and stir until combined. You can also add a tablespoon of sugar if you want to help mellow out the acidity of the canned tomatoes.
Add onions, garlic, stir.
Add parsley, oregano, bay leaves, basil and stir.
Set chicken breast on top of the sauce, sprinkle generously with salt/pepper, cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
Use two forks to shred the chicken.
Remove the bay leaves from the sauce. Put the shredded chicken back in the crockpot, and stir it around.
Slice the hard rolls in half and toast on a hot buttered or sprayed skillet – cut side down.
Spoon the chicken onto the bun, and top with a generous sprinkling of grated parmesan and sliced mozzarella. Enjoy!
Healthy Crockpot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
5 hours, 10 minutes
Food Family Finds
Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, parsley, oregano and bay leaves to crockpot, stir.
Set chicken breast on top of sauce, season generously with salt and pepper, cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
Remove chicken from crockpot, and shred it using two forks.
Remove bay leaves from sauce. Place shredded chicken back in pot, and stir.
Cut hard rolls in half, and toast on buttered or sprayed skillet until golden brown.
Spoon chicken mixture on rolls, and top with parmesan and sliced mozzarella. Enjoy!
I hope you make this delicious beast of a sandwich, and enjoy it with gusto!
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