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}


  • 1 1/2 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1/2 C roasted red peppers, sliced thinly
  • salt and pepper
  • Pesto Mayo
  • 1/4 C mayo
  • 3 Tbsp pesto
  • focaccia bread
  • tomato
  • lettuce


  • Place chicken and roasted red peppers in crock pot.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
  • Remove chicken from crock pot and shred. Return to crock pot and mix well.
  • Pesto Mayo
  • In a bowl combine mayo and pesto
  • Spread on focaccia bread, add tomato and lettuce

adapted from Pillsbury


  1. 1
    Leslie says:

    What a delicious idea for a sandwich! It’s full of all the flavors I love!

  2. 2

    This sandwich looks and sounds amazing. My mouth is watering. I pinned it to make later. I would love for you to link this up to the party I’m co-hosting this week. We have a $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway going on as well. Here’s the link; hope to see you there.
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    Erin says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try this!
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    Valerie A. H. says:

    Thanks! I’ll make this today.

  5. 5
    Rachelle says:

    I can’t even tell you how much I love this idea. I can’t wait to try it. In fact I may go stick it in the crockpot right now.
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    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! :-)

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    Linda says:

    Now THIS is the kind of food I love! Would love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party also. Have a great weekend! Linda
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  8. 8

    That looks like a great sandwich, but amazing bread!! I would love the recipe for that. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday
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    Krista Low says:

    These look amazing! I just pinned these. I know my hubby will love these. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe!
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  10. 10
    Julie 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
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  11. 11

    This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
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    Susan says:

    I LOVE roasted red peppers and make them myself in the toaster oven. I am definitely going to try this!

  13. 13

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

  14. 14
    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.

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    Ruthie says:

    Oh. my. This sandwich looks amazing! You have such beautiful photography :) xoxo~ Ruthie
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  16. 16

    This looks great ~ and I love that you put it on faccocia ~ one of my favorites!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
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  17. 17

    Sounds delicious! I am going to have to try this!
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    Margot says:

    This looks DIVINE! YUMMY!
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  19. 19

    Pinning this later! Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.
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  20. 20

    This is a great crock pot meal!!! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
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  21. 21

    Yum! I love roasted red peppers! This looks like an amazing sandwich:) Thanks for sharing!
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  22. 22

    Oh my, this looks delicious. I would love for you to come and share it on my weekly link up that just went live.

    Feel free to link up to 3 posts!
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    Linda says:

    Thanks SO MUCH for coming and linking to What to do Weekends Party!! This is a super recipe!! Best wishes, Linda

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    Paula J says:

    Mmm! I’m pinning this recipe too!

  25. 25
    Mixed Kreations says:

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

  26. 26
    Michelle 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.
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    Bekah says:

    Oh yum! Found you via Kitchen meets Girl linkup. I’m vegetarian and could easily see myself enjoying this even sans chicken!

  28. 28
    Linda says:

    I featured your chicken pesto sandwich. Yummy. Thanks for sharing. The new What to do Weekends is LIVE now. Thanks again. Linda

  29. 29

    This Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich look so delicious and amazing! I can’t hardly wait to try it :)

    I’ve featured your link at this weekends party if you want to head on over and check it out. It just went live!
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  30. 30

    Stopping by from the Create & Inspire party. These look amazing and I am definitely going to be trying this recipe out!!! Thanks for sharing!

  31. 31
    Miz Helen 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
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  32. 32
    Kathy Moody 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. :)
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  33. 33

    Sounds like a great sandwich – love the focaccia bread and pesto! Have a great week and thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!
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  34. 34

    This looks wonderful!! I am so happy to tell you that it is featured in this weeks Manic Monday! Come on by and share a few more posts today and don’t forget to pick up your “featured” button!!
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  35. 35

    These sound absolutely amazing! I’ve been using my crock pot AT LEAST once a week lately, so I’m definitely adding this to my meal plan. Thank you for linking up at What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday!
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    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.

  37. 37
    Kanani says:

    Sorry but I cannot find the link to the bread recipe. Am I just blind? :)

  38. 38
    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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