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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Just put a few ingredients (like chicken and marinara ) in to the crockpot and you’ll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night!


Ingredients

  • 34 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) or 3 cups all-natural marinara sauce (or make your own)
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed in hand
  • 12 mini whole wheat buns or 6 large whole wheat buns (or make your own)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices of Provolone or Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Add chicken breasts, sauce, garlic, and seasoning to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours. Chicken is done when it shreds easily and is white all the way through. Shred with two forks.
  3. To build a sandwich place some hot shredded chicken inside a bun, sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese, top with Provolone or Mozzarella cheese slice, and pop the top of the bun in place. Enjoy!

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Fully cook and cool the chicken. Place in a freezer-safe container or zip top bag. You can also wrap up the cheese slices and rolls tightly and freeze. Keep all ingredients in a grocery sack in the freezer, so the meal components are together.
To Prepare:
When ready to cook, thaw everything in the fridge for 24-48 hours. If chicken is still partially frozen, use the defrost setting on the microwave. Warm chicken mixture over medium-low on the stove stirring occasionally, in a slow cooker on low setting, or in the microwave. Serve according to the instructions in Step 3 above.