Wednesday, July 24, 2013

crockpot chicken cheesesteaks


We're backkkk! And, as it usually goes with the end of a fantastic vacation, it's a little bittersweet. So happy to be back home with our sweet Buddy and to be sleeping in our own bed, but I have to say that I would turn around and go back in a heartbeat!

Of course, I can't wait to tell y'all about our vacation - post coming Friday!

I've been in a bit of a fog since we've gotten back, just a general jet-lag situation. I didn't experience any of this going from Dallas to Paris - I was set-to-go right when we landed with no problem! I suspect most of that had to do with the pure excitement of being in PARIS for the first time, though. :)

Anyway, as happy as I am to be back in my kitchen, easy meals that require little to no thinking are right up my alley at the moment. But I never want anything boring - always big flavors! And these totally fit the bill. Look at all that cheesy goodness! As simple as these are, the flavor is insanely good. We gobbled up the leftovers of this like there was no tomorrow. So give yourself a little rest in the kitchen, whip these up, and feel like a total winner. :)

Crockpot Chicken Cheesesteaks (adapted from How Sweet It Is)
serves 4-6

you'll need:
2 green bell peppers, sliced
2 sweet onions, sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like)
8 ounces of beer (I used Shiner)
1 cup freshly grated provolone cheese
whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted (number depends on how many you're planning on feeding)

Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne.

Place peppers and onions in the bottom of your crockpot. Sprinkle the minced garlic over the top. Place seasoned chicken on top, then pour in the beer. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high. About 15 minutes before serving, turn your crockpot to the "keep warm" setting. Use two forks to shred the chicken right inside the crockpot and toss thoroughly. Keep mixing and tossing to combine the chicken, peppers, and onions until the liquid is absorbed.

Stir in the grated cheese, mixing well. Cover for about 5 minutes, until the cheese has completed melted. Serve on toasted buns. Enjoy!

I have to say a huge thank you to my lovely ladies who guest posted for me while we were away! Y'all made this place super delicious and wonderful! Love you all!!!

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28 comments:

  1. Does it get any easier or better with the crockpot? These are 100% going on my list to make for dinner!

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    1. LOVE crockpot recipes! Hope you like this!

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  2. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  3. Hey Gurl heyy.. Chicken in a crockpot.. I can get down with that.

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  4. Yum! I love good recipes for the crockpot-I'll definitely be trying these!

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  5. Ohhhh my gosh Marie......you made this for me, right?! This is sooooo easy and it has BEER! It has Shiner! I absolutely LOVE this and I thin I am going to have to try this one! You rock!

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    1. Thanks so much Sophia! Yes, Shiner makes everything better, right?!

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  6. Welcome home!! This recipe looks tres délicieuse! We will be giving this one a try for sure!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dan! Hope you like them!!

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  7. welcome home :) I cant wait to hear all about your trip. And crockpot always saves the day right.

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  8. I remember when Jessica posted this-- and here it is again making me hungry and looking fabulous!!! I. Love. Cheesesteak. Can't wait to hear about your trip! My sister lived in France for part of her senior year of college and I always envied that-- I've never been!!!

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    1. This was my first time to go - it was magical!

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  9. It's so lovely to have you back Marie. I can't wait to hear all about your Paris adventure. In the meantime, I'm just gonna sit here and stare your Cheesesteak photo until your next post. Is that okay?

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! You're welcome anytime :)

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  10. Welcome back! I love crock pot cooking, especially during the summer time. Who wants all that heat in the house? Thanks for the recipe. :)

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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  11. WELCOME BACK!!!!!! I can't wait to see all your pictures!! :)

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    1. Thanks cute girl!! Your Italy trip is coming up soon!

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  12. What a great idea! Look easy and delicious!

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  13. I'm glad you had a great vacation and can't wait to hear all about it! Good to have you back :) This looks so good - I had bookmarked the same recipe a few weeks ago!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! You should definitely try them - sooo good!

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  14. Oh my gosh. So, so yum! I love any sort of slow-cooked meat, but the cheese and beer combo sounds like such a winner! Definitely making this. Like, now. Okay, once I've gone shopping... :)

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    1. What can go wrong when cheese and beer are involved?! :)

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