Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto Sandwich {Crock Pot}

roasted red pepper chicken and pesto sandwich

I think I have used my crock pot more in the last year than I have in the rest of our married life combined.  Not sure why it took me so long but I have pretty much fallen in love with it.

You may have noticed, since I have been sharing a new crock pot recipe almost every week.  Those of you who filled out my survey asked for more quick and easy dinner recipes and I have decided that the crock pot is just about the easiest and quickest way to get dinner on the table!

Today’s recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Chicken done in the crock pot doesn’t get much easier – it has two ingredients.  Chicken and roasted red peppers which I bought in the jar.roasted red peppers

Put them in the crock pot for 4 hours on high or 6-8 on low and it is ready to shred and add to your sandwich.

roasted red peppers

I jazzed the sandwich up a bit with some pesto mayo for the bread and some homemade pesto focaccia bread.  Since the rest of the dinner was so easy I decided to make my own bread.  You could definitely buy your own focaccia bread at the store or just use any kind of roll or bun to serve it on.

The pesto mayo is a quick and easy addition that just takes the sandwich to another level.  Trust me.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto  SandwichI like to spread it on thick and then add some lettuce and fresh tomato and then a nice big topping of the roasted red pepper shredded chicken.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto  Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto Sandwich makes for a quick, easy and most importantly delicious dinner.  With our reduced size family there were plenty of leftovers and my husband was glad – he enjoyed it for lunch a couple of more times.  He is a good leftover eater – especially when they are as good as this was!

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto  SandwichHope you enjoy it as much as we did – think you’re going to thank me for this one.

You might also enjoy these other sandwich recipes:

Strawberry Turkey Wrap

Tailgate Sandwich

In n Out Burger

Teriyaki Burger


Leigh Anne


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Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto Sandwich {Crock Pot}
  • 1½ lb. chicken breasts
  • ½ C roasted red peppers, sliced thinly
  • salt and pepper
Pesto Mayo
  • ¼ C mayo
  • 3 Tbsp pesto
  • focaccia bread
  • tomato
  • lettuce
  1. Place chicken and roasted red peppers in crock pot.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from crock pot and shred. Return to crock pot and mix well.
Pesto Mayo
  1. In a bowl combine mayo and pesto
  2. Spread on focaccia bread, add tomato and lettuce

adapted from Pillsbury

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Val A. H. says

    Well you were right Leigh Anne…I am going to thank you for this recipe! I did make this today right after I read the recipe. I needed a recipe idea too so this was perfect. Let me just say that it was really good! My husband gave it a 9 1/2. This is a keeper recipe and sooo easy!
    Another thank you and a hug too! :-)

  2. says

    These look delicious. I love adding roasted red pepper to dishes. It has a wonderful flavor. I’ve pinned this and will share it on my Facebook page. Stopping by from Cheerios and Lattes. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  3. Leslie says

    Wow. That looks like one fantastic sandwich!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  4. Mixed Kreations says

    Yum!!! This looks sooo delicious. Will have to try this. (maybe tomorrow) Pinning! Thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    I love, love, love roasted red peppers and this sandwich looks awesome! Have to admit that I don’t use my crock pot very often. but I would pull it out and dust it off for this! Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week. It’s nice to have you join in.

  6. says

    Hi Leigh Ann,
    I just love Roasted Red Peppers on a sandwich, it just makes it special. This sandwich looks delicious. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. says

    Oh my, this looks so delicious! I just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. So sorry I am just now visiting. Hope to see you at the party this week. Have a great weekend. :)

  8. Rachel says

    I was just wondering if anyone has tried adding a slice of cheese (maybe pepper jack?) and then putting the sandwich in a panini press? I got a nice Cuisinart panini machine for Christmas and have been searching for a good recipe to try it out.

  9. Jocelyn says

    This is a delicious sandwich recipe! I served my sandwiches on homemade French bread rolls, and my family loved them. Thanks so much.


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