Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Pitas

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A delicious pita recipe that is perfect as a light summer dinner. These slow cooker chicken caesar pitas will not disappoint! 

Shredded Caesar Chicken inside a pita with romaine lettuce all wrapped up in parchment paper with ribbon and twine

Easy and delicious Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Pitas!

Every time summer comes around, I start looking for easy, lighter dinner ideas.. While I love a good casserole or baked mac and cheese, they just don’t sound as appealing in the heat.

Plus I don’t want to have the oven on working against the air conditioning. I’m all about using the slow cooker, grill or stove top during the summer instead of the oven.

These Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Pitas are the perfect solution! I don’t have to turn the oven on while the chicken breasts cook all day, and pitas make a light meal perfect for even the hottest days. 

This recipe is also really versatile. While I love eating these as Pitas, the chicken can be served up a variety of ways to change things up. Use the chicken on buns, in a tortilla wrap or go carb free with a lettuce wrap! You can also chop the chicken instead of shredding and add to salad!

My real test is always what Bryan thinks though. He can be a bit picky at times when I try to make lighter meals, especially because he is close to being a bottomless pit. I was really surprised when he said ONE pita was filling for him. This means more leftovers and meals out of one batch, which is a big win in my book. 

Shredded chicken inside a pita wrap with ceasar dressing, romaine lettuce, and parmesan cheese


When I say this is an easy recipe, I really do mean it. My husband can make this, and his list of meals he can make is very limited. 

Add your chicken into your slow cooker and pour in chicken stock until it comes to the top of the chicken breasts. Sprinkle a little garlic powder on top, and start cooking! That’s it! 

Didn’t I tell you this was an easy slow cooker meal?! 

When the chicken is done cooking, you will remove it from the slow cooker and shred the chicken. If you like chunkier wraps or are going to use this for a salad, I would recommend roughly chopping the chicken instead of shredding. 

Then pour the caesar dressing on top. I use light caesar dressing and generally go with the less is more philosophy. More caesar dressing can always be added later but it cannot be taken away. 

Close up of chicken caesar pita with lettuce and parmesan cheese wrapped in parchment paper and tied off with a piece of twice with romaine lettuce in the background


I use chicken breasts in the slow cooker with chicken broth and cook them for 2-3 hours on high and 4-5 hours on high. You can always check if they are done cooking with a meat thermometer. 


This is one of my recipes that I use to make extra shredded chicken for other meals. So instead of using just 2 pounds for this recipe, I make as much as my slow cooker will reasonably fit. 

Then, after shredding, I separate the chicken into two piles. One pile for the chicken caesar pitas and one pile to use for other meals. 

Here are some of the recipes I use the extra plain shredded chicken for: 

Recipes Using Shredded Chicken

I love cooking a large batch of chicken in the slow cooker to use for these recipes! It makes dinner prep so much easier and meal planning a breeze!
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Festive Chicken Taco Nachos

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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This easy chicken casserole recipe is a fun twist on the classic chicken and wild rice soup that the whole family will love for dinner all year long! Combine chicken, wild rice, carrots, celery, onions, seasoning and a light cheese sauce for a tasty Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole dinner!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Pitas are the perfect light summer meal! They take 5 minutes of prep time, require only 6 ingredients, and are DELICIOUS! Plus, it makes great leftovers! | THE LOVE NERDS




Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Pitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Pitas are the perfect light summer meal - easy to make, not heavy, cooked in a slow cooker and DELICIOUS! Plus, it makes great leftovers!

Course: Main
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Maggie
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock (you want to have the broth almost touching the top of the chicken)
  • 1/2 bottle Light Caesar Dressing
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Multi Grain Pitas
  1. Place cleaned chicken into the crock pot and add chicken stock. Chicken stock should come to the top of the chicken. Sprinkle garlic powder on top. 

    Then, cook chicken for 2-3 hours on high and 4-5 hours on low.

  2. When done, shred the chicken and then pour caesar dressing on top and toss. This will be to taste. I use around half a bottle of dressing on all the chicken. 

    Remember - You can always add more later, so starting conservatively is best. 

  3. Add lettuce and chicken to the pita, then top with parmesan cheese! Enjoy!


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