Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Philly Sandwiches

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I have always been a little skeptical about the crock-pot recipe phenomena. I’m kind of obsessive over my food while it is cooking, not to mention, I am gone almost 12 hours a day. I found this idea on the “Food Family Finds” recipe blog and I immediately bought the ingredients for it. I mean who doesn’t love a chicken philly? Melted cheese, peppers, onions, spice… Mmm I’m getting hungry!

Another quarrel I used to have with crock-pot recipes is that you can not add ingredients as you go. I have never been one to follow a recipe to the tee and I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to what flavors I am looking for in a dish. With that said, I surfed the net for various chicken philly recipes and decided mine would include the following:

Crock-Pot Chicken Philly Sandwiches:

1 package of Chicken Tenderloins (smaller than breasts)

2 tablespoons of Butter

1 Green Pepper sliced

1 Yellow Onion sliced

A sprinkle of Steak Seasoning (Yes, steak)

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire

1/4 of a cup of Italian Dressing

1/4 of a cup of Texas Pete (if you like it hot! add more)

6 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese

6 Hot Dog Buns or three large Sub Rolls

Add the butter, onions, peppers, chicken, and all sauce/seasoning components to the crock-pot. Heat to low and cover for as long as you're at work or gone for the day (I’m not putting a time-stamp on this because recipes call for 5 hours, but I had it in there for 12 and it was delicious!) Once you arrive home for the day, heat your oven to 450 degrees and turn off your crock-pot. Break apart your chicken pieces with a fork until it is a pulled-chicken consistency. Spoon your crock-pot filling into your buns and add a layer of cheese to the top. Once you have finished doing this with all of your sandwiches, add them to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the bun is crispy!

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And… THAT’s IT! This recipe is absolutely perfect for those who don’t feel like cooking when they get home. It took me just moments to throw in the crock-pot in the morning and only moments to throw together once I got home in the evening. Enjoy! And please tell me about your crock-pot recipes! Now that I’ve broken through the mold… I’m anxious to try more!

7 comments :

  1. How many chicken breasts would that be? Or how many pounds?

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  2. Around a pound per every two people! Depending on how much they typically eat.

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  3. Epic. Cooked this up for the first Sunday of NFL season, and I was a hero. Don't forget to slather it up with Mayo and wash it down with large amounts of booze.

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  4. Thank you Eric! You couldn't be more on point. I personally like some extra Texas Pete, myself :) Thanks again!

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  5. That is great to hear Angela!! Hope it worked out well for you :)

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