Slow-Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches

Can't make it to a villa this year? Eat like you're at one with this pesto-bell pepper-tomato-chicken combo on slices of chewy focaccia bread.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 7 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/4
lb. (about 6) boneless skinless chicken thighs
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
cup roasted red bell pepper (from a jar), cut into bite-sized strips
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup mayonnaise
3
tablespoons purchased pesto
1
(10-inch) focaccia (Italian flat bread)
6
slices tomato
  • 1 Place chicken thighs in 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, roasted pepper strips and salt.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, remove chicken from slow cooker; place on large plate. Shred chicken with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and mix well.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and pesto; blend well. Cut focaccia into 6 wedges; split each in half. Spread cut sides with mayonnaise mixture. With slotted spoon, place about 1/3 cup chicken mixture onto bottom half of each focaccia wedge. Top each with tomato slice and top half of focaccia.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    225),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    920mg
    920%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    18%;
    Vitamin C
    18%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    22%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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