Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches made with easy homemade caesar dressing, Parmesan Cheese and a buttery kaiser roll.
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.
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.
If you would like to use a homemade dressing instead of the bottled variety, this is my go to *EASY* 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
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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.
- 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
- 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.
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.