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Slow-Cooker Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwiches
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

Combine your loves of spicy appetizers and sandwiches with this fabulous slow-cooker rrecipe! ...MORE+ LESS-

Corey Valley Corey Valley
September 30, 2014

Ingredients

Pulled Chicken

1/2
cup chopped onion
2
lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup salsa verde
1
can (10.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained

Toasted Bacon Bread Crumbs

2
tablespoons butter
3
slices diced cooked bacon
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs

Cheese Sauce

2
tablespoons butter
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup milk

Buns and Optional Topping

4
large buns
1/2
cup pickled sliced jalapeño chiles, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In bottom of 6-quart slow cooker, place chopped onion; top with chicken breast. Season chicken with salt.
  • 2
    Pour salsa verde and diced tomatoes on top of chicken. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours.
  • 3
    Shred chicken with 2 forks. Set slow cooker to lowest setting, and cover until ready to assemble sandwiches.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add diced bacon and bread crumbs, stirring 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  • 5
    In another 1-quart saucepan, heat Cheese Sauce ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  • 6
    On large buns, layer pulled chicken, cheese sauce, toasted bacon bread crumbs and pickled sliced jalapeño chiles.

Expert Tips

  • Not a fan of spicy foods? Use mild sliced jalapeños or substitute with sweet banana peppers.
  • For easier cleanup, spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray before adding ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
17g
84%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
9g
Protein
70g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 7 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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