Two Recipes, One Great Slow Cooker.

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Smile
Thanks, as always, to the amazing Jenn for hosting WIAW.  She’s seriously the coolest … she’s been emailing me with ideas on how to prepare veggie-based meals in my tiny little hotel room.  Thanks, Jenn! Smile
 
Speaking of veggie-based meals, this particular post is not going to show you all the fun new meals I’ve been creating with vegetables.  This “What I Ate Wednesday” should really be called “What I Ate Saturday” … which was before my Publix shopping adventure. Winking smile
 
Before I even talk about what I ate on that particular day, I have to say that I’ve been eating a lot of these recently:
 
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Egg sandwiches on whole-wheat sandwich thins.  I’ve seen the concept on several other blogs, and when I finally tried it, I was amazed at how easy it was!
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So I just scramble one egg in a bowl.  I add a little cheese and some salt and pepper, then microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the egg is cooked through.
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I put the egg on a toasted sandwich thin, add a little turkey, and then spread the top with a little jelly.  It may sound crazy, but it’s delicious!

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Really tasty and really easy.  Just an idea for a fast and delicious breakfast/lunch on the go! Smile

OK so my eats last Saturday …

Breakfast:

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The normal breakfast.  It’s great running fuel, and I ran 10 miles about an hour after eating this breakfast.

During my run:

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Lunch:

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My lunch included a salad with Caesar dressing, chips, and a Chicken Caesar sandwich on a whole-wheat bun.

This sandwich was another slow-cooker success (see recipe below).  And as an added bonus, I used some of the shredded chicken to also make dinner …

Dinner:

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Chicken Quesadillas!

To build the quesadillas, I took a little of the shredded chicken from the slow cooker and added a couple of shakes of cumin and chili powder.

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I put a whole-wheat tortilla in the skillet, and added the chicken, green pepper, red onion, and Monterey Jack cheese.

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I folded it over, and then cooked it on both sides until the cheese was melted.

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Easy-cheesey! Winking smile

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Now I want to share the recipe for the Chicken Caesar sandwiches!

Sl0w-Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

(Modified from this recipe.)

Makes about 6 sandwiches.

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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, but the thighs added a little more flavor)
  • 1 cup Caesar dressing, plus more for serving (Brianna’s Asiago Caesar is delicious! —>)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • shredded romaine lettuce, for serving (optional)
  • whole-wheat hamburger buns, or whole-wheat sandwich thins

Directions:

  1. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker.  Cover with water (just enough to cover the chicken … maybe 2 cups).  Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for about 5-6 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from the slow cooker using a slotted spoon and place in a large bowl.  Drain the water from the slow cooker.  Shred chicken using two forks.
  3. Place shredded chicken back in the slow cooker.  Add Caesar dressing, cheese, and seasonings.  Stir mixture.  Cover and cook on high for about 20-30 minutes, until the mixture is hot.
  4. Serve on whole-wheat buns with romaine lettuce and extra Caesar dressing, if desired.

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I loved the fact that when I put the chicken back in the slow cooker with the dressing and cheese, it got all nice and brown around the edges from the cooked Parmesan. Thumbs up 

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I actually found the chicken to be even more delicious the next day, when served on either a sandwich thin or on top of a salad.  I think the bun had a little too much bread, and it took away from the incredible flavor of the chicken (I never thought I’d say I wanted less bread with a meal … Who me?).

Question for ya …

(As always) Tell me something delicious you’ve eaten this week!

Any new foods you’ve been pleasantly surprised with recently?

 

 

 



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29 Responses to Two Recipes, One Great Slow Cooker.

  1. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    That looks so tasty!! I love caesar dressing so I’m pretty sure I would be obsessed with these :D . Something delicious I’ve eaten this week was a sweet potato topped with pb! I’ve never tried it before and absolutely loved it. Hope you have a fabulous day! <3
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  2. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    I’m trying out Mahi Mahi tomorrow night. I’ve never made it before so wish me luck!

    Any favorite ways to prepare fish?
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    • notsodomesticated

      My biggest recommendation would be to make sure you squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the fish before serving. Other than that, I don’t have any genius ideas … I usually cook it on high heat in a little olive oil and add random seasonings! ;)

    • notsodomesticated

      My biggest recommendation would be to make sure you squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the fish before serving. Other than that, I don’t have any genius ideas … I usually cook it on high heat in a little olive oil and add random seasonings! ;)

  3. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    I love the chicken Caesar sandwich idea! So easy and looks delicious! I had no clue that you could ‘boil’ chicken in the slow cooker. Such a great idea!
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  4. Kat

    wow great job with the slow cooker lady!! Love all the ideas. I would never think to use it for quesadillas. That is totally right up my alley!! Im such a cheese lover :)
    And something delicious Ive eaten would have to be the chocolate mango and banana smoothie I made for breakfast. Holy yum!
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  5. Theresa

    i will definitely need to try this out, im a sucker for the chicken caesar combo ;)

    i’ve been OBSESSED with blackberries this week, i cant get enough. i have no idea why i’ve strayed away from them for so long, lol

    p.s. LOVE egg sandwiches on sandwich flats, one of my fave go to meals.
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  6. Avery @ YoungAspirations

    I used to do that with my eggs in the microwave alllll the time. SO much more convenient than dirtying a pan, right?!

    This week I (finally!) discovered Trader Joe’s cookie butter! Oh.. my. No wonder it’s so raved about.. it’s amazing. I should have bought 8 jars since it took me so long to find it in stock (For anyone who’s curious — http://www.mytraderjoeslist.com/2011/12/cookie-butter.html)
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    • notsodomesticated

      What is that cookie butter made of?? I’ve heard other people talk about it, but I am curious about the ingredients!

      • Avery @ YoungAspirations

        It’s like a “dessert butter” — It tastes like some kind of of chocolate/peanut butter/gingerbread hi-breed. The ingredient list is definitely longer than I prefer.. but oh so good :) With Trader Joes I’m a little less picky since I know all of their products are free of artificial flavors and preservatives!
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  7. Yellow Haired Girl

    YAY for chicken quesadillas!! Definitely a “go to” for me … sometimes I’ll just microwave that business and just eat it like that (even though it can be a tad soggy, haha). I’ve actually never made one in a frying pan, if you can believe it. I make mine in the ol’ George Foreman grill. George is my bud :) have a wonderful day
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    • notsodomesticated

      I SO should have brough the George Foreman to the hotel, instead of packing it up in storage! That would have really helped me!

  8. Faith @ For the Health of It

    What a great idea to do Caeser dressing on chicken! I’ll have to try that with the gardein chik’n patties!

  9. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Mmm ceasar dressing is fantastic so I am quite certain I would enjoy this! Thank you for the idea deary :)
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  10. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    love your chicken caesar sandwich idea! my slow cooker is my best friend. :)
    it looks like you’ve been getting creative with your limited kitchen – that’s awesome! i’m glad you’re able to make it work.
    have a great day! xo
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  11. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Ok I hate to say this b/c I think it makes me sound clueless, but I have never thought about microwaving an egg. That is seriously brilliant. That is one of the reasons I usually don’t make eggs in the morning, b/c I feel like they take to long. This will solve that problem. I feel so much smarter already. That slow cooker chicken sounds awesome too. That might have to go on the dinner plan for next week!
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  12. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    That looks delicious! I love Brianna’s dressings – they are amazing. I made salsa cream cheese chicken in the crock pot last night, and it was great. I’m about to eat my leftovers now!
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  13. amy @ fearless homemaker

    the egg sandwich looks delicious! i eat breakfasts like that all the time + love them!
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  14. Heather

    I’ve been cooking up a lot of slow cooker chicken with pineapple lately… I’ve had a big bag of frozen pineapple for a couple of months, so I just wanted it out of the freezer. It’s been awesome! I’m really liking it!

    I’ll have to try the caesar chicken… I don’t like how a lot of the dressings have anchovies in them (eeewwwww) so I’ll start looking for an anchovy-free caesar dressing! =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I don’t think Brianne’s has anchovies. I really like it!

  15. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    You know that I love me some chicken quesadillas!
    My current food obsession right now is broccoli. i always like broccoli but lately i have been eating it on and iwth everything!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I bought broccolini (baby broccoli) from Whole Foods yesterday for something different. It was sooo good! :)

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