Last week, I made some yummy chicken sandwiches: Chicken Philly Cheese Steaks, which were easy peasy and full of flavor.
Just imagine juicy, shredded chicken with ooey gooey melted cheese and sweet caramelized onions and peppers on a buttery, toasted bun. Sound like heaven?
Crockpot meal to the rescue!
If you’re looking for an easy, satisfying dinner, lunch, picnic or party pleaser, look no further, and enjoy these yummy sammies.
I know we did! We enjoyed ours with some fresh garlic green beans and a vinaigrette-based light cole slaw. Do I have you hungry yet?
I found a recipe I tweaked every so slightly from CinnamonSpiceandEverythingNice.com.
Crockpot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp each onion and garlic powder
- Olive oil for sauteing
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 2 large sweet onions, sliced
- 2 large red or orange or yellow bell peppers sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 buns
- 8 slices Mozzarella or Provolone cheese (or your fave)
- Pickled Jalapeno or Banana Peppers or Pickles to garnish
- Hot sauce if you want to “zip” it up some more
Add the broth, mustard, Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to a crockpot set on high and whisk together.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place on top of sauce in the crockpot.
In a skillet, saute the onion, peppers and garlic in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, cook, stirring occasionally for 5 – 7 minutes. Remove half the mixture and place on top of chicken in the crockpot and save the other half for serving. You can store it in a small covered container in the refrigerator.
Cook the chicken mixture on low for 6 – 8 hours.
During the last hour shred the chicken with 2 forks right in the crockpot and let cook in the juice.
Reheat the onion, pepper and garlic mixture you set aside earlier.
Butter the insides of the buns and toast on a hot skillet until golden brown. Lay your choice of cheese down then top with chicken, some of the onion mixture and pickles or pickled peppers and hot sauce if you like.
Cheers & Hugs,