Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches made with easy homemade caesar dressing, Parmesan Cheese and a buttery kaiser roll.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar sandwich with just a few ingredients.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are another in the ever growing list of slow cooker sandwiches that are on the site. I know it seems like we’ve been barreling through these sort of quickly, but I have to say they are changing the way we eat here at home.

I’ve been in charge of lunch prep for my husband since we started dating over 10 years ago and I have always hated either having to be creative or having to resort to deli meat. Then when I was pregnant for the first time I learned about something called nitrates and nitrites. ?

So, after reading some horrible accompanying material about how they can be bad I started buying nitrate/nitrite free deli meats. But that still didn’t make lunches any more exciting. Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches made with easy homemade caesar dressing, Parmesan Cheese and a buttery hamburger bun.

Since jumping on the slow cooker sandwich train my husband (I don’t need to pack lunches for myself ?) has been infinitely happier. I’ve got 8 or 10 lists of the best sandwiches ever and I am working on as many as I possibly can through slow cookers. I’ve had a couple of hiccups along the way. A banh mi and a cuban version that didn’t make the cut (still working towards those), but aside from those we’ve all been thrilled with the new sandwiches.

These Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are among the easiest on the list, but they’re so incredibly delicious. Since the filling is all mixed you can even pack it separately from your bread to avoid soggy bread.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar sandwich ingredients

If you would like to use a homemade dressing instead of the bottled variety, this is my go to *EASY* Caesar Dressing:

Caesar Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Simply mix together the ingredients and let sit for about 15 minutes. If you’re making this recipe it would be even better for the flavor if you made it when  you put the chicken in the slow cooker and then let it sit in the fridge until the chicken was done cooking.
If you’re keeping track here are the other slow cooker sandwiches we’ve got so far:

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar sandwich with a bit more dressing.

Tools Used in the Making of These Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. For larger roasts I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.
Caesar Dressing: I’m a huge fan of this dressing, but it is refrigerated. So If you are looking for a shelf stable option I would recommend Ken’s but I always add a bit more Parmesan and a bit more black pepper when I use that one.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches made with easy homemade caesar dressing, Parmesan Cheese and a buttery hamburger bun.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 6 chicken thighs , bone in and skin on
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup caesar dressing
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 hoagie or Kaiser rolls

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.
  • Place in the slow cooker skin side up.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove from the slow cooker and take the skin and bones off the chicken.
  • In a bowl add the chicken, the dressing and the cheese and mix.
  • Serve on toasted rolls or hoagie bread.

Notes

If you would like to use a homemade dressing instead of the bottled variety, this is my go to *EASY* Caesar Dressing:
Caesar Dressing:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Simply mix together the ingredients and let sit for about 15 minutes. If you're making this recipe it would be even better for the flavor if you made it when you put the chicken in the slow cooker and then let it sit in the fridge until the chicken was done cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 12mg
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I have a question, I’m home, rainy day, I have boneless, skinless breast but, no thighs! I really want to cook this today lol but, I’ll also admit, I’m being lazy!!
    Can I use the breast? Without the skin, I was concerned it maybe too dry!! Help

    1. I am just seeing this tonight. I am sure the recipe has long been cooked/or not but I still want to try to help.

      You could do the chicken breasts for 6 hours.

  2. Possibly a silly question, but I must ask. Parmesan cheese: grated or shredded? Big difference in a recipe. I found out the hard way. : (

  3. I’m so excited to try this, I’m actually going to try this with a rotisserie chicken I bought and adding some spinach leave. I will come back with an update

  4. This is the most amazing recipe! We have it every month! I use Ken’s Steakhouse Creamy Caesar instead of making my own. Absolutely delicious and leftovers are just as yummy!
    My kids eat it on potato buns and I layer it on top of fresh spinach. Delicious!

    1. Thanks, Stefanie! I really appreciate you taking the time to come back and let me know how much you enjoyed it!

    1. No need to add any liquid in the slow cooker while the chicken cooks. The fat from the skin will render down and allow the chicken to stay moist. Enjoy!

  5. Has anyone every tried this over salad for a low carb option? Do you think it will taste ok that way?

    1. You could definitely put this over a salad or even use lettuce as the “bun” for a low carb option. Enjoy!

  6. Can I just use boneless chicken breasts instead ? I don’t care for chicken thighs. How many would I use ?

    1. I hesitate to say yes because they tend to dry out very quickly in the slow cooker. My suggestion would be to at least use skin on as that will help keep it moist.

  7. QUESTION: Looks delicious. But can I use boneless skinless thighs and then I can skip the “take the bone and skin” off the chicken step? And perhaps use my electric fry pan instead of slow cooker???

  8. Great idea! I’ve been trying to use my slower cooker more often lately and this sounds like a great one to try!

  9. Your slow cooker sandwiches are always killer! And I’d much rather one of these than a regular deli sandwich. And I know that my husband, who’s a giant Caesar fan, will flip over these sandwiches!