Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled chicken sandwiches topped with a cheese sauce and pickled jalapeños - what could be better? Serve with chips and queso, to round out the flavorful meal!

Photo by Helen (#2) C.
Adapted from bettycrocker.com

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

260

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

260

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from bettycrocker.com

Ingredients

  • PULLED CHICKEN

  • 1/2

    cup chopped onion

  • 2

    pounds boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    cup salsa verde

  • 1

    (10.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • TOASTED BREAD CRUMBS

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 3

    slices diced cooked bacon

  • 2/3

    cup plain bread crumbs

  • CHEESE SAUCE

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1

    cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 4 ounces

  • 1/4

    cup milk

  • 4

    large buns

  • 1/2

    cup pickled sliced jalapeño chiles, if desired

Directions

In bottom of 6-quart slow cooker, place chopped onion; top with chicken breast. Season chicken with salt. Pour salsa verde and diced tomatoes on top of chicken. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Set slow cooker to lowest setting, and cover until ready to assemble sandwiches. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add diced bacon and bread crumbs, stirring 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly toasted. Set aside. In another 1-quart saucepan, heat cheese cauce ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. On large buns, layer pulled chicken, cheese sauce, toasted bacon bread crumbs and pickled sliced jalapeño chiles. Not a fan of spicy foods? Use mild sliced jalapeños or substitute with sweet banana peppers. For easier cleanup, spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray before adding ingredients.

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