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5 from 3 votes

Toasted Balsamic Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Balsamic chicken salad always makes a family favorite meal and this version as an easy, yet flavorful balsamic chicken sandwich is out of this world!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

For the Balsamic Chicken:

  • 2-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 large croissants halved and toasted
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for the balsamic chicken (through garlic) into insert of slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Remove chicken from insert and pour balsamic sauce into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Break apart chicken into large chunks and mix together with cream cheese and about 1/4 cup of reduced balsamic sauce. Set aside.
  • Layer spinach, prepared balsamic chicken salad, and cheese. Place into oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has begun to melt. Drizzle with more balsamic sauce, if desired. Remove from oven and top with other half of toasted croissant.

Notes

Store any remaining balsamic sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.