What a Crock!: Get satisfying chicken salad with little effort _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Slow-cooked chicken and packaged coleslaw team up for Ranch Chicken and Slaw Sandwiches.

It’s interesting to get into a sandwich discussion with people. Some do not like sandwiches at all; others prefer nontraditional sandwiches, and still others choose regular old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly or toasted cheese as their luncheon staple.

Convenience and ease may have something to do with it. Plan ahead and you can have a great chicken sandwich to take to work each day with minimum effort. Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. Slow cook and freeze individually if you won’t be using them immediately.

It’s easy enough to take out one of the chicken breasts for each day you choose to bring your fixings to work or for those times you take a summer road trip and stop at a picnic area for lunch. Just bring the buns and the slaw in separate to-go containers and put it all together before eating.

Use a convenience coleslaw mix as an accompaniment for your sandwich, piling it on the chicken breast and topping it with a gourmet bun.

Changing up how you make your sandwich can spice up the taste buds, whatever the sandwich preference. If you don’t want to use bread, there is enough sauce with the chicken to put it over rice, pasta or anything of your choosing.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay6122@gmail.com.