Asian Chicken Sandwiches

I’ll bet you’ll never guess the secret ingredient in these Asian Chicken Sandwiches.

You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these easy, slow-cooker Asian Chicken Sandwiches!  Get the recipe at #recipe #slow cooker #applebutterspin

Well, maybe you will, but I was surprised when I saw apple butter in the ingredient list.

We’re in love with apple butter at my house. I personally love smearing it on a warm biscuit, but Doodle has been eating it slathered on top of waffles nearly every morning before school. Believe me, getting this kid to eat is a challenge, so when we find something that works, we stick with it.

Right now he’s obsessed with apple butter, and personally, I think he has pretty good taste. 🙂

We loved using apple butter in this fun twist on Asian Chicken.  Even better, this recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, and takes just a few minutes to get going in your crock pot.  Perfect for busy days, or those times when you don’t feel much like cooking.

You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these easy, slow-cooker Asian Chicken Sandwiches!  Get the recipe at #recipe #slow cooker #applebutterspin

Asian Chicken Sandwiches
  • 1 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • ¼ small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon five spice seasoning
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 hamburger buns or 8 slider rolls
  • shredded cabbage, chopped green onion, and pickled jalapeno for serving, if desired
  1. Combine ingredients, through the five-spice seasoning, in your slow cooker. Mix well, and place chicken breasts on top, turning to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Shred the chicken with a fork or a large wooden spoon, stirring to evenly coat the chicken with the sauce. Turn your low cooker to warm and let the shredded chicken stand for 15 minutes to absorb the sauce.
  3. Serve the chicken on rolls or buns, and top with shredded cabbage, green onions and/or pickled jalapenos.
recipe from Musselman's
Nutrition Information
Serving size: serves 4

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XO, Ashley

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  1. This looks amazing! Yummm.

  2. Favorite fall comfort food — that’s tough but I gotta say pulled pork cooking all day in the slow cooker. 🙂

    You know I love Asian flavors! I gotta try this sandwich with apple butter — how cool!!
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  3. Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite fall comfort food is chili and cornbread! 🙂

  4. My favorite Fall comfort food is anything baked with pumpkin or some sort of yummy soup. 🙂
    Kathleen recently posted..Chili pasta bakeMy Profile

  5. I saw this sandwich on pinterest and had to stop by to check it out! Looks soooo delicious, and I love that it has apple butter!
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  6. And my favorite fall comfort food is anything pumpkin:)
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  7. My favorite comfort food for the fall is Chili. The above website is my facebook page where I share recipes.

  8. This is so clever, Ashley! Looks super yummy 🙂
    I am a sucker for apple anything 🙂
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  9. I love apple butter! Will definitely be trying this soon!
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  10. Sandy Headtke says:

    My comfort food is apple crumble with vanilla ice cream

  11. Never had apple butter until I started to work for cracker Barrel! Now I love it on their yummy biscuits!

  12. I love Apple Butter.

  13. I love pumpkin chai, it’s the ultimate fall food. 🙂

  14. Maribeth Murawski says:

    I love chili! All kinds! 🙂

  15. jeannine leonard says:

    I love apple butter, it is one of my fall favorites

  16. Doodle does have good taste! I bet these sandwiches were amazing!

  17. I love cooking with apple butter. But I certainly would have never thought to use it as a way to season chicken! These sandwiches look just wonderful Ashley.
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  18. uzma shah says:

    plz mentioned the what is five spice?

  19. Ohmygoodness, yummy!! I think I’m seeing this in my near future!!!

  20. I love soup in the fall! For sweets, anything with apples or pumpkin.


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