This is one of those dishes that takes a little planning to get the chicken right, but otherwise is simple and quick to assemble.
Plan ahead to throw two frozen chicken breasts, a cup of water, a light dusting of garlic powder, and two chicken bouillon cubes into your slow cooker for 4 hours. It’s really worth the extra time – the meat comes out flavorful, moist, and tender. It’s my chicken cheat – for some reason I’ve yet to master getting a really lovely level of doneness on pan cooked chicken, so I do this instead. If you make sure to use a slow cooker liner, the clean up is lightening fast.
The rest is just pulling together your favorite Caesar dressing, some pitas, Parmesan flakes, and bagged romaine. The below is our messy pita assembly zone (yes, that’s a taxidermied squirrel angel on the lazy Susan. What of it?).
Round out the meal by serving it with some kind of french fry & ketchup – we went the waffle cut route.
- two frozen, boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 1 crockpot liner
- two chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Caesar dressing
- 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce (the pre-packaged kind works just fine)
- ¼ cup Parmesan flakes
- Salt & pepper
- - 6-8 Pitas
- Start four hours early. Line the crockpot, toss in a cup of water, the bouillon cubes, garlic powder and the chicken breasts. Cook on high for four hours.
- Remove chicken from crockpot and cut into ½ inch thick slices. Lightly dust with salt and pepper, to taste.
- In a large bowl, combine romaine, Parmesan cheese, and a generous amount of Caesar dressing.
- Slice open the pita pocket and carefully stuff with a combination of salad and warm, sliced chicken. Add extra dressing and cheese if that's your thing.
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