Slow-Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches

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.

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

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 225),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 920mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.