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)
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!!!
In case you missed them:
- Lemon-Scented Spelt Flour Crepes from Cassie of The Clean Sheep
- Cane Syrup Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Erika of Southern Souffle
- Oreo Parfaits from Colleen of Souffle Bombay
- Compost Cookies from Jen of Milk and Honey