I had a great family friend text me the other day. I looked at my phone and seen that they sent me a picture of the dinner that they were getting ready to enjoy. It was a chicken version of Italian Beef! I text back and told them that I wanted the recipe and I asked if I could change a couple of things and he said “Sure!” I changed a couple of things and Josh and I enjoyed it last night for dinner….It was fantastic! The Italian Dressing Mix that I used in this recipe is also located in the SPICES, RUBS, AND MARINADES category. Thank you so much Ryan for the recipe and I am definitely keeping this recipe for “get-togethers” too!
Makes: 6 servings
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 (16 oz.) jar pepper rings (pepperoncini’s)
1 Tbsp Cori’s Zesty Italian Dressing Mix (or a packet of Italian dressing mix)
1 cup water
pinch of salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Like I always say, spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray or line your slow cooker with liners. As you can see, I use liners (makes for much easier clean up). Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker and turn the slow cooker on LOW.
Pour entire 16 ounce jar of mild pepper rings over chicken breasts….
Sprinkle Zesty Italian Dressing Mix evenly over breasts….
Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours…depends on your slow cooker (mine cooks fairly quickly)….
After it has cooked for the desired amount of time, (8 hours for mine), shred the chicken with 2 forks….
Meanwhile, we had 2 friendly doggies sniffing and watching me shred chicken for dinner…the brown dog is ours (out for his daily run with his friend)….
Place shredded chicken back into slow cooker and stir to incorporate the juices and seasonings… recover and let cook for another 20-30 minutes….
Serve just like Italian Beef, on a hoagie roll and top with some shredded cheese!