Crack Chicken Pretzel Sandwiches

Oh my word…these are YUMMY!!  (Before I get a bunch of criticism on the health of these, yes I know they contain fat)  Sometimes in life, taste trumps EVERYTHING!

Please bare with me as I didn’t write a recipe down as I was making these.  I just made it up as I went.  I have a habit of doing that.

Here’s what they look like all done.

To start with I needed to make the chicken mixture.

To do that I:
Put water in the bottom of the Instant Pot (you don’t need an Instant Pot-we just need cooked chicken) Put the chicken in.  I used three pounds of chicken breast.  I put the setting on Poulty and increased the time to 40 minutes.  The chicken needs to be shred-able and 40 minutes gets it to that status.

I did quick release.  I shredded the chicken then added:
4 oz of softened cream cheese
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 serving sized spoon scoop of sour cream
1 serving sized spoon scoop of cheese whiz
1 teaspoon of sage
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 cup shredded cheese (I had white cheddar that needed using up)

Stir it up.  If it seems dry add a little more cheese whiz or sour cream.  Mine looked like this…

I LOVE pretzel buns and they are perfect for this.  Of course you can use whatever you like.  I’ve found I  love the pretzel buns from Wal-mart.  They are a little smaller than the ones our grocery store carries.  This is not the original packaging.  These don’t come in a reclosable bag so I popped the buns into a ziplock.

I cut the buns in half.  I butter the top half of the bun.  I loaded the bottom with the chicken mix.  I put a slice of bacon cheddar cheese (also needed to be used up) on top of the chicken.

Then I toasted it on broil in the oven until the cheese was melted.

Oh my…these are WONDERFUL.  I make a big batch.  When Hubby is in the field with harvest, we can make one quick for him when he comes home at night.

I’ve also been know if there is leftovers of this and needs to be cleaned up, I’ve added beans and rice to the mix, added more cheese and rolled them up for Mexican meal.  I make a sauce and it’s also a quick meal that we really like.  I regularly cook things with left overs in mind….with sewing they tell us measure twice and cut once.  With cooking I like to cook once and eat (at least) twice!!

I’d love any recipes for anything you have that is a cook once, eat twice type of food!!

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6 thoughts on “Crack Chicken Pretzel Sandwiches

  1. pam

    There is a recipe that floats around called Crack Chicken. It is really good. I’ll have to try yours.
    Crock Pot Crack Chicken
    Ingredients
    3 lbs boneless chicken breasts
    2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese
    2 (1 oz) packets dry Ranch seasoning
    8 oz bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled
    Instructions
    In a slow cooker combine place chicken, cream cheese, and Ranch seasoning.
    Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until chicken shreds easily.
    Once chicken shreds stir with a large fork or spoon, so the chicken shreds and all the ingredients combine.
    Add in crumbled bacon and stir to incorporate.
    Serve warm.

  2. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Sounds like a yummy recipe!! I have never heard of bacon cheddar cheese, but since anything bacon is awesome, that has to be fantastic! Do pretzel buns taste like pretzels? I don’t think I’ve seen them either!! I’ll have to look for both of them. Fat and salt (or sugar) are usually what makes food taste good! In moderation, all are just fine, but when you are main-lining them all day, every day, they do cause health problems. I don’t think that an occasional meal that is higher in fat is all that horrible. Once you have made the chicken mixture, can you freeze it in individual servings to save for another week?

  3. Paula N.

    Where do you find bacon cheddar cheese? I’ve never seen it around here. Here being 12 miles southwest of Sugar Land, Texas.

  4. Judith Fairchild

    Oh yes leftovers usually taste better, and you can make great new idea meals with them. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Sandra Lanter

    I love your blog……when you talk about quilting,etc. it is helpful and then your recipes have all been good. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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