Monday, June 4, 2012

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Is it unbearably warm in anyone else's part of the country right now?  We've had a couple of days of really warm weather.  (I realize some of you may have way hotter weather than I do, so I'm sorry to complain, but I'm a wimp when it comes to heat!) 

We broke down and installed our swamp cooler on Saturday, and boy am I glad we did!  (A little less sweat dripping down my back is a good thing!)

Which brings me to this recipe.  It's a crockpot recipe which allows you to not have to heat up your oven & consequetnly your kitchen. 

Yeah for the crockpot during the hot months!

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Caesar dressing (use your favorite brand...low fat works too)
1 cup cup freshly grated Paremesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon pepper
lettuce (iceberg, leaf, or romaine)
6 hamburger buns
butter or cooking spray

Place chicken in crockpot along with 2 cups of water.  Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Remove the chicken to a plate and then drain the water from the crockpot.  Shred chicken, discarding any fat.

Place the chicken back in the crockpot and add the dressing, 3/4 cup of the parmesan, parsley, and pepper.  Stir until combined.  Cook for an additional 30 minutes on high heat, or until mixture is hot.

When the chicken is about finished, spread butter on both sides of each hamburger bun.  (You can also just spray them with cooking spray to cut on some calories if you'd like)  Place on a cookie sheet and put in your oven with the broiler on.  Mine only took about 1 minutes to brown nicely, so you just need to keep an eye on them so that they don't turn black (yes, I have done that before!). 

Spoon chicken onto toasted buns, top with leftover Parmesan and the lettuce of your choice.

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