So I actually came up with a recipe myself. It's something I cook on busy days when I want to make something that still feels home-cooked, healthy, and gourmet all at once--BUT is still EASY! (If you saw my post called Piles of Crepe, then you know this is a big deal for me!)
I call it ITALIAN CHICKEN MELTS
It's kinda like a mix between a topless sandwich, a Sloppy-Jo, and homemade pizza . . . but whatever it is to you I promise it is simple and uses things you may already have on-hand. Here's what you do:
For your slow cooker:
Pop it in the microwave just to melt the mozzarella cheese (or if you are doing a bunch you could put them in the oven on broil for a minute or two).
Here's the recipe:
Italian Chicken Melts
PUT IN THE SLOW COOKER:
10-15Chicken Breast Tenderloins
1 jar of favorite spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1-2 TB of oregano (or use fresh)
1-2 TB of basil (or use fresh)
Shred the chicken into chunky pieces after it has been cooking on low for 6-8 hrs. Let simmer longer until ready to eat.
When ready to eat, you'll need:
Sliced and toasted bread (sour dough is yummy)
Mozzarella cheese, sliced (or grated would work too)
Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Pile a slice of toasted bread with some spinach, mozzarella cheese, and shredded chicken mixture. Melt in microwave just until cheese melts. Add Parmesan cheese and serve with a fork.
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