Yum Peaceful Cooking: Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwich

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwich

Super easy....waaaaay yummy!

It even says so in the cookbook. In MY writing.

 This is one of those little Pillsbury Slow Cooker mini-cookbooks from 2004. Not only did I write "YUM" at the top of the page but I made notes at the bottom for me to try in the future. 

The recipe lists focaccia as the bread to use. Which is great....but ciabatta (and yes, I spelled it wrong in my notes but in my defense, at that time I had never seen the word 'ciabatta'...and had just recently discovered the wonderful bread). Wait..where was I? Ah....I was going to say.....ciabatta is a much better bread for juicy sandwiches such as this one. Also....the original recipe didn't call for any leafy greens such as lettuce or basil or arugula (all of which would be great additions). I happen to love alfalfa sprouts....so that's what I recommended to myself back in 2004. 

And had not made this sandwich since. Which was really dumb cuz it really is good.

Last weekend when I made my Sourdough Ciabatta.....thank God I remembered this recipe! It was perfect! Rustic, filling, yet fresh and flavorful....and and....just plain......YUM!

Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwich

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 - 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped roasted bell pepper (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 TB pesto 
Your favorite sandwich bread, enough for 6 sandwiches (focaccia, ciabatta etc)
Slices of tomato
Alfalfa sprouts, or lettuce, basil, arugula...basically, your choice of greens (optional)

Put the chicken, garlic, red bell pepper and salt into your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours

Just before the chicken is done, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and pesto. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks, put back in the cooker (so you can mix it up with all the juices.

Assemble your sandwiches and enjoy!

Makes the perfect summer dinner served with your favorite sides. But to be honest....I was full without any sides. All I needed was a little cocktail.......

Peachy Sangria! If you'd like this recipe...which I'm sure you will...because it's delicious and goes down easy....I've posted it on the Cocktail Puppy blog, where you're bound to find lots of other wonderful cocktail recipes to choose from as well.

I've shared the Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwich with Kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com



  1. That's totally my kinda sammich...I can tell. And the Sangria looks killer (I just made a Sangria this week, too!!). Yummy. Happy Mother's Day, Sista Luch =)

  2. That does look like the perfect sandwich--lots of flavor on that homemade bread. Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays. ;-0

  3. I already spotted your drink. I am having a love affair with pesto. Wow, this does look good!

  4. Oh my, does that look good! I just put the crock pot back in the cupboard. It sat for months on the table, unused. Now I need it again...thanks for that. :)


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