You can make chicken in so many ways with a crockpot. In fact, you can make crockpot shredded chicken sandwiches and eat amazing lunches whenever you want. Crockpot shredded chicken sandwiches make basic lunch recipes seem like a waste of time since this dish is so delicious.
Chicken is such an easy meat to cook. There are so many ways to cook it. You could grill it, fry it, bake it, even boil it if you really wanted to do so. But one of the easiest ways to cook chicken is in a crockpot. Crockpots make cooking chicken even easier than boiling and with a ton more flavor.
There are many ways to cook chicken and there are even more ways to cook chicken in a crockpot. But the best way might be with this crockpot shredded chicken sandwich recipe. This sandwich has chicken, bacon, and who needs anything else?
The rest of the ingredients are just there for flair because this sandwich already has bacon in it. Did we mention how important bacon is in this sandwich? You can make this recipe ahead of time and use the chicken and bacon mixture anyway you would like.
You can serve it up as a hot chicken salad, or in lettuce boats, turn it into a wrap, or just enjoy the mixture by itself for an easy snack. That is what makes this recipe amazing, it is versatile in ways that other recipes just can’t be.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Sandwich Ingredients
The star of the dish is the bacon, but the skinless boneless chicken breasts are a close second. You can feel a little fancier than normal when you use the white cooking wine of your choice, plus the olive oil and Santa Maria seasoning all make for an enhanced flavor.
You will also need to use frozen bell peppers and some chicken broth to make sure everything cooks safely in the crockpot. Lastly, cayenne pepper for some spice and shredded cheese to top it off. The makings of a great sandwich all in one go.
Don’t forget, oyu can make this recipe a low carb one as well. The delivery method is everything. Shredded chicken sandwiches are the best, but the buns are filled with carbs. You can easily serve this recipe up in a romaine lettuce leaf or eat just the chicken.
Add all ingredients except cheese and bacon to crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. The chicken should shred easily on its own when you touch it with a fork.
About one hour before the chicken will be done, cook the bacon in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cook the bacon on tin foil to make cleanup easier.
Crumble crispy bacon into cooked chicken and add shredded cheese.
Mix in the crockpot and simmer or keep on warm until the cheese is blended and all the ingredients are warm.
I serve this crockpot bacon and chicken over lettuce or in lettuce wraps for a ketogenic low carb meal. If you are not on a low carb diet, you can serve this over toasted sandwich buns, rice, or base of your choice. It is a versatile meal for sure!
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Tbsp White Cooking Wine
1 Tsp Light Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
8 Oz Frozen Peppers (Mixed Colors)
1 Pinch of Peppers
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp Santa Maria Seasoning
1 Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
6 Oz Cooked Shredded Cheese
8 Oz Cooked Bacon (Cooked and Crumbled)
- Add all ingredients except cheese and bacon to crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. The chicken should shred easily on its own when you touch it with a fork.
- About one hour before the chicken will be done, cook the bacon in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cook the bacon on tin foil to make cleanup easier.
- Crumble crispy bacon into the cooked chicken and add shredded cheese.
- Mix together in the crockpot and simmer or keep on warm until the cheese is blended and all of the ingredients are warm.
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