Make Tender Frozen Chicken in the Crock-Pot

Frozen chicken breasts cooked in the Crock-Pot

Are you tired of the hassle of cleaning rotisserie chickens? Do you want an easy way to have tender, flavorful chicken ready for any recipe? Look no further! In this guide, we will show you how to make frozen chicken breasts in your Crock-Pot. With minimal effort, you can have perfectly cooked chicken that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Ingredients for Making Chicken in the Crock-Pot

  • Frozen chicken breasts
  • Butter (optional, but adds flavor and tenderness)
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Crock-Pot

  1. Start by placing the frozen chicken breasts in the insert of your Crock-Pot.
  2. Add a tablespoon of butter (optional) for extra flavor and tenderness.
  3. Sprinkle poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper over the chicken breasts.
  4. Cook on LOW heat for about 6 hours or HIGH heat for about 4 hours, until the chicken shreds easily with a fork.
  5. Ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165 degrees F to ensure it is fully cooked.
    • Tip: If the chicken shreds easily, it likely registers a higher temperature than 165 degrees F.
  6. No need to add extra cooking liquid as the chicken breasts will release plenty of liquid as they thaw and cook.

Before and after cooking frozen chicken breasts in the Crock-Pot insert

Can You Freeze the Cooked Chicken for Later Use?

Absolutely! Cook a large batch of frozen chicken breasts and shred the cooked chicken. You can then freeze it in portions for later use in your favorite recipes. This simple meal prep tip will make dinnertime less of a chore.

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Recipe Ideas Using Cooked Chicken

  1. Creamy Crack Chicken Soup
  2. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  3. Chicken Noodle Soup
  4. Southwestern Chicken and Dumplings
  5. Chicken and Rice Casserole
  6. Crock-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
  7. King Ranch Chicken
  8. Chicken Divan
  9. Chicken Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
  10. Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

Kitchen Tips

  • We recommend using a 6-quart Crock-Pot for testing these recipes. If you want to make a larger batch of chicken, an 8-quart slow cooker will do the trick.
  • Use a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the cooked chicken for safety and doneness.

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