Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday Football Italian Chicken n Sausage Sandwiches

I made this dish this past Sunday and it appeared to be a hit! Great to make ahead and just heat through in the slow cooker the next day...a definite for future Sunday football game watching days!

3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 1/2 pounds of spicy Italian sausage links
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons butter
2 medium onions - sliced
2 bellpeppers - sliced (I like to use yellow or red)
6-8 cloves of chopped garlic
3-4 stems of chopped rosemary
4-5 roma tomatoes - diced
1 teapsoon of red pepper chili flakes
Fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt to taste
Soft rolls of your choice

Cut chicken and sausage into bite size pieces. Stir fry sausage until almost done. Remove and set aside. Add chicken to same pan and stir fry until almost done. Remove and set aside with sausage. In same pan, add about 1-2 tablepoons of butter to the pan drippings. Add sliced onions and bellpeppers and saute until soft, about 7-10 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and remaining seasonings and continue cooking on medium to low heat about 10 minutes. Can be refrigerated at this point and heated in slow cooker the next day if desired.

Add all to crockpot and cook on low for a couple of hours until all flavors absorb together. Heat rolls in the bag in microwave to soften/steam...scoop filling onto bun and top with cheese if desired. Enjoy!!!!

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