Here’s what I’m good at: making good food.
Here’s what I’m not good at: making pretty food.
Need proof? Check out some of the pictures down below!
But seriously, as hard as I try… it doesn’t happen. But I’ve never let that stop me from making a good meal!
Cooking is basically in my DNA. My mom’s parents were caterers and restaurant owners for years; my dad and his mom are classic Louisiana cooks. I’ve been lucky to learn from both sides of my family as I’ve grown up, and as a result I truly love to cook!
I am, admittedly, not a recipe cook. I’m more of a make it up as I go kinda girl. So, bear with me as I learn how to put some of my recipes down in exact measurements!
I think it’s safe to say everyone loves a home cooked meal, but unfortunately there’s just not enough time in the day sometimes! That’s why it’s so important to have quick and easy, go-to weeknight meals. These chicken caesar sandwiches are one of my favorites! It’s quick, easy, inexpensive, and can definitely feed a family!
These measurements are for two BIG sandwiches and a little leftover chicken for an easy lunch the next day!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 can of chicken broth
2-3 chicken breasts
Place the chicken in your crockpot with the can of chicken broth. You can set your crockpot to cook for however you would like. I usually get my husband to set it cook for 6 hours when he comes home at lunch, and then it’s ready just in time for supper!
Once your chicken is done, discard the liquid. Now it’s time to shred the chicken! There are a few ways you can do this: pull the chicken using 2 forks, use a hand mixer on low speed, or (my favorite) use a whisk and just “twist” it around.
Once your chicken is shredded, add about a half cup of Caesar dressing to the crockpot and let it cook for another 15-20 minutes. In the meantime, take two tablespoons of butter and put it in the microwave just long enough to get it somewhere between softened and melted. Next, you’ll want to add some garlic to that butter. The amount is totally up to you! I love garlic, so I put a good bit. But, if you’re not a garlic person, you don’t necessarily have to have it all. Keep in mind that some Caesar dressings can taste more garlic-y than others, so definitely taste your dressing before doing your garlic butter.
Brush the garlic butter onto the split ciabatta rolls and toast them in a 400 degree oven just until they’re brown on the edges. Rinse your romaine lettuce and give it a rough chop. Add about a half cup of parmesan cheese to the chicken and season it with black pepper (I also used a Cajun seasoning to give it some spice.)
Now all that’s left to do is assemble! I chopped a little extra romaine and put the leftover chicken in a Tupperware so I’ll have a good lunch for tomorrow!
The best part of this meal is that it’s very little work and you can have it put together in about 20 minutes. I’ve also made this with whole wheat wraps before and it’s just as good! Hope you love it!
Xx- Molly Margaret