Open Faced Chicken Parmesan Sandwhich

This recipe is for those that love having a home-cooked meal, but don’t have time to make it.  In other words, a crock pot meal. I tried this recipe and was very impressed. The concept is easily adaptable to other meats and sauces.

 Open Faced Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Prep time: 6 minutes
Cook time: 7 – 8 hours in a crock pot
Oven time: 5 minutes
Makes up to 10 sandwiches


  • 5 boneless chicken breasts  (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (15 oz)
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 cheese Texas toast (12 pieces)



  1. Place boneless chicken breast on bottom of crock pot.
  2. In a bowl, mix tomato paste and spaghetti sauce. “Tweak” the sauce if desired. I like to add Italian herbs.
  3. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cook on high for 7 – 8 hours depending on how many and how big the chicken breast is. It will be done when the chicken can be easily shredded with a fork or tongs. 
  5. Shred chicken
  6. Place Texas toast into the broiler for 5 minutes.
  7. Put shredded chicken on top of Texas toast and then grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Helpful Hints:

  1. This recipe has lots of potential. One variation I am excited to try is pork in barbecue sauce. Another is use turkey instead of chicken.
  2. I never stirred the whole time it cooked, so it is truly a put together in the morning and have dinner almost ready when you get home meal.

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