Easy Chicken Rarebit


Cheddar cheese pasta sauce seasoned with Worcestershire makes the flavor of this main-dish recipe reminiscent of Welsh rarebit.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ¾ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 14-16 ounce jar cheddar cheese pasta sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 large onion, halved crosswise and thinly sliced

  • 6 pumpernickel or rye buns, split and toasted, or 6 slices pumpernickel or rye bread, toasted and halved diagonally

  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled (optional)

  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)

  • Kosher dill pickles (optional)


  1. Cut chicken diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices; set aside. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together pasta sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add onion and chicken slices.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

  3. To serve, spoon chicken and sauce mixture over bun halves. If desired, sprinkle with crumbled bacon and tomato. Serve with dill pickles, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 823mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Protein 36g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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