Hey there! I’m so glad you took the time out of your busy day to step into my kitchen. Pull up a chair, grab a glass of iced tea and let me tell ya what inspired this Crockpot French Onion Chicken Sandwich recipe. My little family and I seem to have been struck with a nasty cold. My Little came down with it first and then as things usually go, this Momma got it and passed it on to Daddy. Ugh. The family that shares cold’s together stays together…right? Humm… I’m pretty sure that’s not how that phrase goes.
I think my husband is a little miffed at me for sharing my cooties with him! Anyways, you Momma’s out there know that even when Super Mom feels like death heated up in a microwave, she still has to be perky, energetic, happy, and yep, still has to get dinner on the table. At least that’s how it is around my house most of the time. Mr. Speedy is a sweetheart and has eaten his fair share of cereal and cold sandwiches when I didn’t feel like cooking, but he doesn’t cook either, so if I don’t make a home cooked meal, it doesn’t get made.
With all of that being said, these Crockpot French Onion Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect go-to meal when you’re sick and just don’t feel like cooking or just when you’re busy and flat out don’t have time to cook a big, fancy meal. Throw your chicken, French Deluxe dressing, and Onion Soup Mix in the slow cooker and let that Crockpot do all of the heavy lifting for you! I’m gonna be honest and tell ya, I didn’t go all out on sides for this meal either. I tore open a bag of potato chips and served these sandwiches up with some good ole’ salty chips along with some carrot sticks and ranch dip. No shame in my lazy cooking game! My family was fed and happy and these French Onion Chicken Sandwiches were absolutely DEEEE-lish so that’s really all that matters!
Normally I would’ve used two boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe, but Mom Brain struck with a vengeance one night when I was placing my grocery order and I accidentally ordered boneless skinless chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts. Since I didn’t have anything in the freezer besides these chicken tenders, I threw three of them in the slow cooker. Three chicken tenders is about the equivalent to two small chicken breasts.
Once your chicken is in the Crockpot, open a package of Onion Soup Dip Mix (any brand will do) and pour the contents of the packet into the slow cooker. I’m a frugal Momma so I typically buy the cheapest brand of anything out there. I’ve noticed that aside from a few select things, they all taste the same.
Now that your Onion Soup Dip Mix has been added to the chicken in the slow cooker, reach over into the fridge or pantry and grab a bottle of Deluxe French salad dressing. Again, it doesn’t matter what brand you choose to use but I happened to choose Wish Bone because they had the best, least scary ingredients list. If you’re counting calories, keep in mind that this recipe was calculated using the Wish Bone brand of Deluxe French dressing since some brands vary in the caloric values.
Now that the Deluxe French salad dressing is in hand and ready to go, let’s measure it.
I poured in 1/2 of a cup of the salad dressing and spread it around with a spoon so that it covered all of my chicken. Spreading the dressing out isn’t necessary to the cooking process, my OCD just kicked in and I wanted it to look all nice and even. Once you’ve added the dressing, add in 1/3 cup of water and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.
When the cooking cycle is complete, remove the lid from the slow cooker and use kitchen tongs to remove the chicken and place it on a plate. Now doesn’t that look delicious?!
Use two forks to shred the chicken into small pieces. This chicken will be so falling apart tender that you will barely just touch the fork to it and the chicken will fall apart.
Stir the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker with the French salad dressing and the Onion Soup Dip Mix. Stir real good to make sure there are no dry pieces of chicken. We want all of the delicious juicy stuff to be well mixed with that chicken!
Serve the French Onion Chicken up on some hamburger buns (I used 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of chicken per sandwich) or any bread of your choosing with some mayo and large pieces of leaf lettuce. Oh yeah baby! Time to dig in! Now let me give ya a little tip: if you’re watching your carbs or just want to cut a little more bread out of your life, you can serve this French Chicken on any lettuce wrap (butter lettuce works best) and enjoy the sandwich bread-free! It’s just as delicious that way too!
I hope you have enjoyed stepping into my kitchen today, and hopefully I have given you yet another fast and easy recipe to keep in your arsenal when you are in need of a fabulous meal that doesn’t require hours of labor in front of a hot stove. Now go eat that wonderful Crockpot French Onion Chicken Sandwich and enjoy the rest of your day with your family!
Crockpot French Onion Chicken Sandwiches
An easy and tasty sandwich, perfect for spring and summer dinners, and made easy in the slow cooker!
- 3 boneless skinless chicken tenders or two small chicken breasts
- 1 packet Onion soup mix
- 1/2 cup French's Salad Dressing
- 1/3 cup water
- 6 Hamburger buns (or any bread)
- mayo for the buns
- 6 slices leafy green lettuce
Place all ingredients into a 2 quart or larger slow cooker and place the lid on the slow cooker.
Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.
Once cooked, remove the lid and shred the chicken between two forks. Stir the shredded chicken into the sauce in the slow cooker and serve the chicken on hamburger buns or your favorite bread with mayo and leafy green lettuce.
Calories calculated using Sara Lee's white Hamburger buns. Calories for these sandwiches includes 1/6 of the shredded chicken with the sauce, 1/2tbsp mayo, hamburger buns, and lettuce.