Slow Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches |

Slow cooker meals are always a staple for my family when the hustle and bustle of school starts back. I typically get stuck in a slow cooker routine and can’t seem to branch out of my staple recipes…that is…until now! I made this Slow Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwich recipe for a special cause.

It’s an Autumn inspired pulled chicken sandwich with hints of curry and cinnamon. Not only does it taste fabulous with its fall flavors and spices all in a sandwich, but there’s no prep time. You throw all 8 ingredients into your slow cooker and in 6 hours, you’re ready to eat!

Let’s get to the special part about this recipe. Over 30 of us bloggers teamed up to put together a cookbook full of healthy affordable slow cooker dinner recipes, called Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet: Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners from our Kitchens to Yours. This book includes my recipe for the Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches! All of the proceeds from the cookbook will help feed those in need.

Slow Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches |

Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors? That statistic is so alarming to me. It’s terrible and we need to do something about it.

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign spark the public to take action on the issue of hunger. We’ve been mobilized and we’re hoping to mobilize others!

You see, we wanted our book to help in a big way. All of the proceeds from the print copy of the book are going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Buy it HERE! In addition, Feeding America food banks from across the country are giving the ebook version as a free gift to their donors. If you make a donation you will be given the ebook as a free gift. Donate right now and get your free ebook by clicking here. 

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet Cookbook

Of course all of this wouldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors. Together, San Miguel Produce, Grimmway Farms and Old Oak Farms by RPE Produce are making some big contributions to help end hunger. They are each contributing food to their local food banks AND they are giving $5 for every print copy of the book that we sell. That’s in addition to the proceeds from the book that are already going to the food bank! You get a book and you get to help end hunger in America in a BIG way.

Plus these sponsors, along with Hamilton Beach, have put together some amazing giveaways to help you get excited about this book…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you’re able to purchase the cookbook to get this amazing recipe! I’ve already made it for my family twice. All of the autumn flavors in one sandwich!

Click HERE to purchase a print copy of Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Here are all of the amazing bloggers who participated in this cookbook and to see where you can go to enter again and again to win all of these amazing prizes:

Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup from Big Bear’s Wife
Chicken, Potato and Barley Stew from Magnolia Days
Pumpkin, Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup from An Edible Mosaic
Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Broccoli from Food Faith Fitness
Chicken Burrito Bowls from Two Healthy Kitchens
Barbacoa Tacos from My Baking Heart
Balsamic Orange Roast Beef from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Cuban Seafood Stew from The Kitchen Prep
Chinese Beef and Broccoli from Very Culinary
Pork Meatballs in Marinara Sauce from Savvy Eats
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Around My Family Table
Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner from Cook the Story
Cuban Black Bean Soup from Food n’ Focus
Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Sweet and Spicy Carnitas from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pork Tenderloin Florentine from All Day I Dream About Food
Thai Pork with Vermicelli Salad from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mango Chicken from Stetted
Creamy Buffalo Chicken from Mother Thyme
Spiced Lentil Stew from Je suis alimentageuse
Harvest Chili from WonkyWonderful
Whole Tuscan Chicken from The Little Kitchen
Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili from Kitchen Treaty
Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers from Sweet Remedy
Chicken Cacciatore from Poet in the Pantry
Lentil, Sausage and Kale Stew from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy
Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili from Nutmeg Nanny

In addition to copies of the books and slow cooker giveaway, the co-editors of the book, Christine and Jennifer, are also giving away one prize of free carrots for a year from Grimmway Farms, one prize of free greens for a year from San Miguel and a potato prize pack from Old Oak Farms by RPE Produce including 40 pounds of potatoes and 1 Bamboo Bowl, 1 cutting board, 1 pepper mill, 1 measuring spoon set, 1 recipe booklet, 1 about potatoes booklet.

Slow Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches |

To help get the word out about hunger and how our book is helping, we’re having a bunch of twitter parties. Print copies of the cookbook will be given away at all of them and some will have extra prizes as well. There will even be yet another slow cooker given away at one of these parties! 

Our main twitter party is September 18 at 9pm Eastern. Follow #slowNwholeCookbook 

We will also be joining Courtney Crozier, a former contestant from The Biggest Loser, for her weekly #justcrunchem twitter parties on September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 8-9pm Eastern.

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  1. I love this concept. As an RD my patients are always asking me for healthy meals that fit into their busy lives. I can’t wait to check this out, and hopefully start recommending it!

  2. Your dish looks fantastic! Thank you so much for doing this, and for including us in the project. It is our pleasure to support such a worthy cause.

    Keep it green,

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at San Miguel Produce / Cut ‘N Clean Greens / Jade Asian Greens

  3. One of my favorite things to make in my slow cooker is Chili. I never use a recipe, use the basics, but will add hot sausage sometimes and maybe fresh, diced tomatoes. 🙂

  4. It’s not very glamorous, but beef stew is my favorite meal to make in my slow cooker. And the house smells so good when it’s cooking!

  5. I’m always making bbq in my slow cooker – chicken and pork! It’s so easy to make and love freezing it for later.

  6. I like to do the classic pot roast and carrots, but I can’t wait to learn about more healthy options! Looks like a great cookbook!

  7. I really like doing pulled pork in the slow cooker.That is something that needs hours and hours of cooking to be good and I don’t have a smoker nor do I want to have the whole oven on for hours during a summer day. Slow cooker is perfect!

  8. I like to make shredded beef with salsa in my slow cooker, then I like to make tacos or burritos out of it. It also makes super good leftovers, too!

  9. Love, Love my crockpot. When my children were in school and sports, it was going at least 2 or 3 days a week because I refused to “pick-up” food for dinner. Now my children are grown I still use it a good bit. Love to have food in the ref for a quick meal.

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