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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

slow cooker chicken parmesan sandwiches

This is such a delicious and easy way to enjoy a chicken parmesan sandwich without feeling guilty for consuming a ton of calories. Dinners in the slow cooker are always a favorite of mine and this did not disappoint! I ran a race on Sunday and standing in the kitchen, cooking a complicated dinner was the last thing I wanted to do. This was so easy to throw together in the late morning after the race and four hours later, dinner was ready! This is the perfect recipe for a weeknight, weekend or even a football gameday! Enjoy :)

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 29-ounce can tomato puree
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 6-ounce cans tomato paste
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary {you can also decrease to 1/2 tablespoon, I just love rosemary}
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/2 tablespoon parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Rolls or buns
Cooking spray

Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the tomato puree, diced tomatoes and tomato paste in the slow cooker; stir to combine. Add the onion, garlic and spices. Place chicken on top; season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Once chicken is done, shred the chicken with two forks; stir to combine the shredded chicken with the tomato sauce in the slow cooker. To assemble the sandwiches: turn on the broiler. On one side of the bun or roll, place a spoonful of the chicken, top with about 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese {you can also use slices of mozzarella or provolone}. Place both sides of the roll or bun on a baking sheet under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.

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