Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteaks

Alot has been going on around here lately. A newborn baby, obviously. But also, a new house. We’ve been busy packing up our lives here for the past month, and we’re headed “down the county” for settlement this morning.

We’re taking the family back to where we started, Chincoteague Island. It’s a great house (that’s not cut up all funny as many old Eastern Shore homes are), with plenty of room for this growing family. A huge kitchen with three times the cabinet and counter space I currently have here. It was Jon’s best friend’s house growing up, in fact – Jon even drove a few nails into it when Ron (said best friend’s father) was building it. So, needless to say – we’re already feeling an emotional attachment to the place before we even move in.

Naturally, I also have many emotional attachments to this house. I brought all my babies home to this house,¬†Christmases, Halloweens, first days of school, birthday parties, and neighborhood cookouts. I pretty much learned to cook (for real reals) in this house. Jon taught himself how to brew in this house. So many great memories here! I’ll miss our neighbors, fireflies (they don’t have fireflies on Chincoteague Island – the amount of salt in the air, maybe?) my lush backyard teeming with flowers from bulbs that were planted 50 years before we moved here, my fig trees, and my kitchen that we revamped. But, we’ll have a new version of those things in our new home, except the fireflies – and I’m excited about that.

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Needless to say, dinner preparation has kind of fallen by the wayside the past couple weeks with everything getting packed up and whatnot. That’s where a slow cooker can come in handy! Now, I know most folks don’t associate a slow cooker with the summer months. But, it’s very versatile for preparing delicious meals year-round. And, it won’t heat up the house the way an oven does!

This takes just a few minutes to throw together, and the results at dinnertime are absolutely delicious. I seasoned chicken breasts (next time I’ll try boneless thighs in the mix as well) and seared them off, then sauteed some peppers and onions. Threw it all in the slow cooker with a bit of chicken broth and let it cook all day. At dinner time, I just shredded the chicken and threw it on some sub rolls, added some provelone cheese and toasted them in the oven for a few minutes.

They were delicious, satisfying, and super duper easy. The leftover filling was k-i-l-l-e-r in a quesadilla the next day for lunch. I know we’ll be making this one again very soon!

I know I’ve been slack on posts lately, but just bear with me. The slackage will probably continue through next week, until we get internet arranged in the new house, and my studio set up. Until then, later Pocomoke – it’s been real! Thanks for giving me such a great spot to call home and raise this little family of ours for 7 years!

Source: Adapted from Food Family & Finds via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

6 Comments

  1. Morgan Ross
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

    Yay for new adventures!

  2. Kim in MD
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations on your move, Laura! I understand the excitement of your new home and yet the nostalgia for the home you are leaving. You will make lots of wonderful memories in your new home. Is the beautiful house in the photo the house you are moving from or the new house? It’s lovely!

    This sandwich looks delicious! I love using my slow-cooker during the summer, so I am going to make this!

    • Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

      It’s the old house in Pocomoke. I’ll definitely miss it, but there are plenty of great memories to be made in this home as well. Thanks, Kim! :)

  3. Posted July 20, 2014 at 6:05 PM | Permalink

    Big move for you. I know about the emotional attachments. I felt that way about my last house because of the plants I was leaving behind. And I will definitely feel that way about this house not only for the plants in the garden and I planted them ALL, but also of all the wonderful family memories. But moving is not on my dance card right now, so I am good for the moment. However, there is obviously a roster of positive things about the new house. I look forward to your posts filling us all in.

  4. Posted July 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    These look so easy and delicious. You will love all of your new cabinet space!! :)

  5. Posted August 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    I’ve always been a cheesesteak fan. (Grew up in Philly.) Love the occasional chicken cheesesteak too. Now I’m craving big time!
    Pinned.
    Have a great day Laura!

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