Make a Sandwich from a Slow Cooker Baked Chicken
Bake a chicken in your slow cooker. Then see how many meals you can get out of it. Start with a nutritious chicken and avocado sandwich. Enjoy the whole sandwich yourself, or cut it in half it and share a snack with someone.
Forget heating up the kitchen when all you have to do is place a whole chicken in the slow cooker for about five hours. When it’s done, put it in the fridge. Before it goes into the refrigerator, however, make a quick sandwich while the chicken is hot.
The following recipe includes chicken cooked in a slow cooker. It is delicious and nutritious.
Chicken Avocado Cheese Sandwich
Make this easy slow cooker baked chicken sandwich with avocado and cheese.
- 2 slices bread
- 1 each chicken leg and thigh
- 1/4 each avocado
- 1 package chicken leg quarters
- 3 slices cheese
- 1 teaspoon fine Pink Himalayan salt
- a dash of Peppercorn medley
Cook the chicken on high in the slow cooker with no water.
After you put the chicken in the slow cooker, lightly season it with the Peppercorn medley (not even half of a teaspoon).
Cover and cook on high for 5-1/2 to 6 hours.
Stick a fork or knife in each piece of chicken to be sure there are no pockets that don't get cooked.
When the chicken is done, take out one leg quarter and debone it.
Use the deboned chicken pieces to make a sandwich.
Peel an avocado, and slice a few pieces off of one end or side of it.
Toast the bread.
Put mayonnaise on one side of the bread, and mash the avocado you've sliced onto the other half of the bread.
Add three or four cheese slices on the side of the bread with mayonnaise.
Put the sandwich halves together, and cut in half.
Serve a half sandwich with half of an apple.
The chicken, avocado, and cheese sandwich half and apple slices make a great snack for lunch or an evening snack.
How to peel an avocado without cutting it in half
Avocados are usually cut in half with a knife first. Then the inside is sliced carefully piece by piece. But the method I used in this recipe was to first peel the avocado skin off, using a knife to get it started. Next, I cut three or four slices off of one end and stored the rest of the avocado in a sealed container to put in the fridge. This way, the seed has not been exposed to air. It’s a different way of slicing an avocado, but this method might prevent the avocado from browning.
Why is it good to serve an apple with the chicken and avocado sandwich?
To begin with, apples are nutritious. Let’s look at the health benefits of apples:
- high in antioxidants
- rich in fiber
- almost no fat, sodium, or cholesterol
- low calorie content
- have been shown to reduce blood sugar levels
Health benefits and precautions to know about apples: eat them with the skin (more fiber), and don’t eat the seeds (poisonous)
Now how about avocados?
- high in fiber
- low in carbs
- can help regulate high blood pressure
- can help with arthritis pain
- good for the bones
Why is chicken so good for you?
- high protein
- good source of vitamins and minerals
- stress reliever
- helps clear congestion (it really is good to eat when you’re sick)
- good for the bones and muscles
Now, are you convinced that combining chicken, avocado, and an apple in one meal is good for you? I am. In fact, I ate a chicken, avocado, and cheese sandwich after cooking leg quarters in the slow cooker. Served with an apple, nutrients are increased. It makes a filling, yet light, evening meal.