This is one of those perfect crock pot recipes : easy, no fuss and deliciously different. I have said it before, I really dislike the crockpot recipes that all seem to taste the same. It seems to especially happen with chicken. I think I went through a one month time frame of using my crockpot that each night my husband nodded kindly in my direction when he took his first bite.
I knew what he was thinking: this again?
It was a different recipe each time, but seemed to have the same flavor and I swear he must have thought I was cooking the same thing every time I used the crockpot.
Either you are nodding your head in agreement with me right now, or swearing me off as crazy. It wouldn’t be the first time, so lucky for you, I am not easily offended.
This recipe is simmered all day in, get ready for it…beer. Don’t worry. Before you ask, it is kid friendly since all the alcohol is cooked off after six hours of cooking. Because of the beer, and all the spices, the chicken is so tender and flavorful you just want to eat it out of the pot right there.
Now you are going to go ahead and add shredded cheese that will soon become melty and stretchy and absolutely delicious.
Serve these on your favorite sandwich roll, and the sides can be easy. Fresh fruit and a salad are all we need.
Definitely a keeper!
Crockpot Cheesy Chickensteak Sandwiches
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 green peppers, sliced
1 cup sweet onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tblsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
8 oz beer, favorite variety
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 whole wheat buns, toasted, or your favorite variety of bun
Layer peppers, onions and garlic at the bottom of your crockpot. Place chicken on top. Sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper. Add beer. Cover and set to cook for 6 hours on low. Uncover with 30 minutes to go and shred chicken, tossing well to absorb juices. Return cover and let cooking time finish. All the juice should be absorbed, but if it is not, and there is still an excess of liquid, you can try to drain a little. Sprinkle shredded cheese on chicken and cover while crockpot is on warm for ten minutes. Serve on toasted buns.