Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuscan Style Chicken Sandwiches (slow cooker meal)

This is one of my favorite meals, ever! I made it last week and hadnt had it in a while and I knew I had to post it. The great thing about slow cooker meals is that you can make a lot and have left overs (which is what I have been doing) or you can freeze whats left for later on. Either way, it saves you from eating something you shouldnt because you dont feel like making a meal.

Makes 6 serv:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers, cut
1/2 tsp salt
6 slices of tomatoes
1 loaf of foccacia bread (for those of you who cant have this bread as part of your diet, a whole wheat pita works fabulous as well)

1. Place chicken, garlic, red peppers, salt in slow cooker
2. Cook 6-7 hours on low
3. After 6-7 hours, shred chicken with a fork
4. Cut focaccia bread into 6 wedges
5. Place 1/2 cup chicken on bread, top with a tomato slice

For those doing Pure Weight Loss, it counts as: 1 protein, 1 starch (for 1 sandwich)
For those doing WW, when I was doing this I counted a sandwich as 8 points (but it would be less if you didnt have the focaccia bread)

The chicken sitting in the peppers all day makes it so juicy and flavorful! I cant get enough of this recipe. I have been eating leftovers of this all week on a whole wheat pita with some feta cheese. It is a little higher than some other recipes, but it is quite delicious.


Twix said...

This sounds great!! I am going to make some for the whole crew! Thank you! :D

FatGirl said...

I'm so making this- probably leave out the peppers, but it sounds so yummy and easy.

Teale said...

mmm, that does sound good!!!