Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Dinner time is better when these Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches are on the menu! Cheesy sandwiches are filled with Italian seasoned chicken and red peppers in this easy recipe.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 jar (12 ounce) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounce) frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cups Colby-jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Add chicken to large slow cooker. Add seasonings and spinach. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.
  2. Using two forks, shred chicken. Add chopped red peppers to the slow cooker. Allow to heat thoroughly, about 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to serve, assemble bun with shredded cheese (desired amount) and scoop of shredded chicken mixture. ENJOY.


  • If using fresh spinach add it around hour 5 of cooking, to give it time to wilt and soften.
  • Shred the chicken right in the slow cooker with two forks. No need for a separate bowl.
  • Add the roasted peppers to the slow cooker after shredding the chicken. Let it cook for another 30 minutes before serving to warm the peppers.
  • Cook this Italian chicken on the LOW setting for best results. Higher temperatures result in drier chicken with less flavor.
  • Need more dinner ideas? Our list of easy chicken recipes has dozens of weeknight meal ideas, perfect so you never get bored.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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