Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Parm Sandwiches

This is a non-recipe kind of recipe that I stumbled upon while browsing Pinterest.  Yes, okay, I have a small addiction to Pinterest. Admit it, you do too.  It's like crack.  Not that I would know what crack is like, but I imagine it's like Pinterest in it's addictive qualities.

So I came across this idea over at greenlitebites and decided to try it.  Lo and behold, it was
awesomely delicious.  I'm sure Joe Bastianich would disagree that this is worthy to be called Chicken Parm, but it gives you those same flavors.  And, as I mentioned, it's awesomely delicious, so who cares what Joe says?

And it is so easy that I'm not sure it warrants "Step-by-Step" photo instructions.  (I'll do it anyway, just 'cuz).  But I totally love having a few of these types of meals in my back pocket when life is too crazy to actually cook, but we need a real meal at the end of the day (As opposed to popcorn.  Or cereal.)

So try this one out.  It takes about 30 seconds of prep, everyone loves it, it's a crockpot recipe and it's awesomely delicious.

So just for fun, here's the Step-by-Step instructions.....

The Step-By-Step

 Ok, pay attention, this is right up there with molecular engineering.  First, put some chicken breasts in the crockpot,

Now, you dump some pasta sauce in.  
Optional:  Add some chopped basil like I did.  Or spinach.  Or nothing.  Whatever.

Put the lid on and turn on the crockpot.  I did 4 1/2 hours on low.

When the chicken is all done cooking, take two forks and shred the chicken up.  

The shredded chicken will soak up all the yummy sauce and make it all nice and moist.

Grab some hamburger buns (I like mine buttered and toasted), slap some cheese of your choice on top, and broil a couple of minutes in the oven to melt the cheese.

Awesomely delicious.

The Non-Recipe 

Adapted from greenlitebites.com  
about 4 chicken breasts
approximately 1 cup pasta sauce
around 6 Hamburger Buns
around 6 Slices Cheese
(Optional:  additions such as fresh basil or spinach)

 Place chicken, sauce and optional additions in the crockpot.  Cook on LOW 4 1/2 hours.

Shred chicken, place on toasted buns and top with cheese.  Broil a few minutes until cheese is bubbly.