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Slow-Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Can't make it to a villa this year? Eat like you're at one with this pesto-bell pepper-tomato-chicken combo on slices of chewy focaccia bread. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 1/4
lb. (about 6) boneless skinless chicken thighs
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
cup roasted red bell pepper (from a jar), cut into bite-sized strips
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup mayonnaise
3
tablespoons purchased pesto
1
(10-inch) focaccia (Italian flat bread)
6
slices tomato

Steps

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  • 1
    Place chicken thighs in 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, roasted pepper strips and salt.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low setting for 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3
    Just before serving, remove chicken from slow cooker; place on large plate. Shred chicken with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and mix well.
  • 4
    In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and pesto; blend well. Cut focaccia into 6 wedges; split each in half. Spread cut sides with mayonnaise mixture. With slotted spoon, place about 1/3 cup chicken mixture onto bottom half of each focaccia wedge. Top each with tomato slice and top half of focaccia.

Expert Tips

  • Focaccia is a flat, round Italian bread with a dense texture that slices perfectly for sandwiches. Look for focaccia in the grocery store's bakery or deli, or stop by an Italian bakery.
  • Freeze any remaining pesto to use on pasta or crostini, or to add a flavor-boost to sauce, soups, eggs and rice. Drop pesto in 1- to 2-tablespoon portions onto a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; freeze until firm. Transfer the frozen pesto portions to a food storage freezre bag. Remove only what you need, then return the resealed bag to the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
225
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%
18%
Vitamin C
18%
18%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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