Gluten Free Crock Pot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders! Tangy Crock Pot Chicken Salad on open faced sandwich sliders! These crock pot chicken recipe is healthy, easy, mayo free, and egg free ! So good for a quick meal, light lunch, appetizer, or food prep for the week.
This week kicked my butt. I mean like to the curb! WHOA! I lost my whole site theme last night, so bear with me again here. And I apologize if this happens again! Haha, oh the joy of blogging!
But do you have those weeks? The weeks you just know are going to be hard? It’s like one thing after another and you come to realize you just need to refocus and get through it. Survive! This week I survived with the help of my crock pot and a batch of crockpot chicken salad! Which of course I made into gluten-free sandwich sliders …… which of course are another easy game day appetizer, but that’s beside the point (for now). And not really where I was going with this.
Here is my point. Crock pot recipes are LIFESAVERS! And sometimes you just need a good reliable chicken recipe to ALWAYS have on hand. Crock pot and chicken. The two golden stars of food prep! Super convenient and healthy and easy.
But do you want to know the irony of all this? I don’t even chicken salad. I take that back, I don’t like traditional chicken salad. Mayo and I are not the best of friends, especially now since I have to be careful with my egg intake. Again besides the point. Where were was I? Oh ya, no mayo chicken salad. Yes, traditional mayo chicken salad is kinda bland to me.
This is where having that crockpot chicken comes in hand! Crock pot chicken is 10x more flavorful and juicy! It’s perfect for making any chicken salad sandwich and/ or sliders without it being chewy or dry.
So I know what you’re thinking. How did this crockpot chicken salad save my week? I mean it is just chicken salad and it is just a crockpot recipe. Um, No! It’s not just that.
It’s the fact that I made this whole chicken in the crockpot from frozen! FROZEN being key here ya’ll!
Hallelujah praise the Lord! All that was left to do afterwards was to mix with my tangy chicken salad ingredients, then serve on toast, sliders, bed of salad, or in a sandwich.
Trust me, for a girl who’s go to meal is eggs, chicken saved the day. Heck, it saved my week.
OK. Now about this secret sauce for this tangy chicken salad. You might not guess what I used.You have to promise to try it once though, ok? It’s super good for the gut health and gut bacteria. But don’t worry, I’ll give you an alternative as well.
So did you catch the special tangy sauce addition? Yes, it’s creme fraiche! But you can easily just use plain greek or kefir yogurt. I got hooked on homemade creme fraiche when we were in New Zealand. Do you think it’s a sign we should move? Just kidding. Kinda..
Try it! Make your own creme fraiche –>
Just add 1 cup whipping cream with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Cover and let is stand at room temp for at least 10 hrs. Or overnight. It will thicken and it’s divine! Keep in fridge for up to 10 days!
Did you know that creme fraiche has way more beneficial gut bacteria than yogurt! yep, lower lactose and better for gut health! YAY!
Cheers to a FABULOUS WEEKEND! Let’s hope so!
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