Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken is so incredibly simple to make. This tender chicken is also the basis for many delicious meal variations.

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken is so incredibly simple to make. This tender chicken is also the basis for many delicious meal variations.

There’s something to be said for stretching a meal. The older generations certainly did it. Do you know what I’m talking about? Think about your grandma, she’d get 2-3 varying meals out of one roasting chicken. I like to refer to them as “stretch meals“, meaning you can keep stretching it out.

Stretch meals are certainly great for the budget wouldn’t you agree? What I also enjoy about this is it is a sanity saver. Let me share with you my example and how this Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken became a go-to stretch meal.

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken is so incredibly simple to make. This tender chicken is also the basis for many delicious meal variations.

So boneless, skinless chicken breasts go on sale at the grocery store. YES! That big old package looks great and the price is right but you’ve made the same chicken dishes over and over, we’ve ALL been there.  That’s when you get the slow cooker out and add in a couple of simple spices, and some Caesar salad dressing. Yes, bottled dressing and let your slow cooker get to work.

At the end of the cooking time, you simply shred the Caesar chicken and use it in whatever dish you’d like. You could even freeze part of the chicken to use later. What to use the chicken on right now? It could be as simple as lettuce wraps as seen in this post, or even tortilla wraps. I used the shredded chicken over some buttered fettuccine noodles and my favorite way to use them was in Bacon Caesar Chicken Sliders.

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken is so incredibly simple to make. This tender chicken is also the basis for many delicious meal variations.

You see how this chicken is a sanity saver? This stretch meal turns itself easily into 2-3 meals after you’ve made it. Taking less than 5 minutes to throw in to the slow cooker….and getting meal after meal in return…WIN WIN!!!


Other delicious slow cooker meals:

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Noodles

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Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

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Slow Cooker White Mac & Cheese

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Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lbs chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 1 cup Caesar salad dressing
  • 1/2 t ground pepper
  • 1/2 t Italian Seasonings
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • OPTIONAL: Shredded Parmesan cheese & additional dressing

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl combine Caesar dressing, and seasonings.
  3. Pour 1/2 of dressing mixture into bottom of slow cooker. Add chicken breasts on top of dressing mixture.
  4. Pour remaining 1/2 of dressing mixture over top of chicken breasts.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low 6 hours or high 4 hours.
  6. Remove chicken breasts after cooking time and shred.
  7. Add additional dressing to shredded chicken if desired as well as shredded Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve in flour tortillas or on lettuce leaves for wraps.
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Comments

  1. This chicken sounds delicious and I love the versatility!

  2. I hear you on stretching the meals. We had carnitas the other night and I’m making enchiladas with them for tomorrow night. During the school year, I do that a lot. I like this idea…it’s nice to have a new recipe to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. What a perfect summertime meal!! Fantastic!

  4. This is such a great idea for such yummy, versatile chicken!

  5. Good idea to freeze part of the chicken. Sure is nice to have a meal ready to go at any time! Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Love this! Let the slow cooker do the work and its a simple and light lunch or dinner perfect for busy summer days!

  7. Caesar salads are my favorite! I love that you shredded the chicken in this!

  8. With two hungry boys in the house, I am desperate for stretching meals. I am spending so much money on food. I recently did a shredded chicken in the rice cooker with rice for my son and this chicken recipe is a great addition to that! I love Caesar salads and this looks delicious!

  9. That looks so good!! I’m definitely putting this on the menu for me and the hubs.

  10. I love meals that you can stretch out! I might make my chicken in my dutch oven and make a meal out of it! Love Caesar Salad too! 🙂

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