Saturday, August 31, 2013

Football Food: Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Today is the first day of UF's 2013 football season, and it may as well be a national holiday. As usual, people are going nuts.

If you've been to a Gator game or any college football game, you know what I'm talking about. Fans camp out on every square inch of grass in sight. Some of the more elaborate tailgating parties I've seen actually look more like living rooms due to the couches, jumbo flat-screen televisions and mini bars.

Drinks, games and an obnoxious display of team colors can be found at any tailgate party. However, Gator fans go the extra mile. And by go the extra mile, I mean they make incredibly tasty food to enjoy before, during and after the game. I'm talking about pulled pork and full buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner on game day.

In the spirit of college football season, I thought I'd share a super tasty slow cooker recipe with you today that is sure to please a crowd of hungry college football fans. The following recipe can easily be made whether you're cooking outside or in the comfort of your home.


Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Confessions of a (Not-So) Domesticated Newlywed




As I mentioned in Wednesday's post, this recipe is almost too good to be true. All you do is heat chicken thighs in water in a crock-pot for a few hours. I've used chicken breast, but thighs provide more flavor in my opinion.


After shredding the chicken, you add Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese, and let the mixture heat on high for 30 additional minutes.



I also mentioned on Wednesday that you must use Brianna's Asiago Caesar salad dressing. The dressing shares my name, so I might be a tiny bit biased. However, I've made the chicken with a yogurt-based dressing, and it simply doesn't compare to the Brianna's brand in terms of flavor.


Did I mention how this chicken tastes even better as leftovers? I like eating it hot out of the pot on day one, but the dressing and chicken mixture makes for an incredibly tasty cold sandwich or salad topping the next day.


Feel free to eat the sandwich on your favorite bread or roll. I opted for a toasted open-faced sandwich on sprouted grain bread the first time I ate the chicken. I also suggest adding toppings, such as sliced olives, shredded romaine lettuce and sliced tomato.


Thanks to Kristen from The (Not-So) Domesticated Newlywed for the recipe!

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite tailgating food or dish?
  2. What's your favorite college football team?

Related HGG Posts:


Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos and Spicy Cilantro Salsa




Grilled Chicken Pita Pizzas





Southwest Chicken Chili



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