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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!
Updated September 30, 2014
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
Calories from Fat
320
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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