I am usually so bad about planning meals ahead of time. 95% of our meals are thrown together the morning of. The big problem with my last-minute meal planning is we buy our meat in bulk and freeze it. So I always have frozen meat. We all know meat is best thawed in the refrigerator so what do you do when your meat is still frozen? Throw it in the crock pot. Today I’m going to share my favorite frozen chicken crock pot meals. YEP FROZEN.
1. Creamy Ranch Chicken
(Serving size: 4)
(3-4) Frozen chicken breasts medium-sized.
(1) Package of dry ranch seasoning.
(2) Cups of chicken stock.
(2) 10oz cans of cream of chicken soup.
(1) Cup of sour cream
(1) Package of egg noodles or you can use rice.
Pepper to taste.
Directions: Place frozen chicken in crock-pot. In a bowl mix ranch, chicken stock, and cream of chicken soup. Pour mixture over chicken and put on low for 6-9 hrs. or high for 3-4 hrs. Pull chicken out of crockpot and shred and then add back to mixture. Add sour cream and mix.10 minutes before serving; boil noodles/rice according to package directions. Pour chicken and soup mixture over noodles/rice, add pepper to taste.
2. Salsa Chicken Tacos
(Serving size: 4)
(3-4) Frozen chicken breasts.
(1) 16 oz can of your favorite salsa
(1) package of taco seasoning
(1) Cup of chicken stock (optional)
(1) package of tortillas or shells
Directions: Place frozen chicken in your crockpot, then pour chicken stock over chicken breasts (this step isn’t necessary but I think it helps the seasoning to stick to the chicken). Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken, then dump salsa over everything. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 8 hours. Pull chicken out and shred then put back into salsa mixture. Add it to your tortillas and add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy. So easy and delicious.
3. Chicken Tortilla Soup
(Serving size: 4-6)
(3-4) Medium sized frozen chicken breasts.
(1) Can of black beans rinsed and drained.
(1) Can of corn drained.
,(2) Cans of Rotel drained.
(1) Package of taco seasoning
(48 oz.) Chicken Stock
(1) Cup of shredded cheese
(1) Bag of tortilla chips
(Optional: Sour cream, jalapeño slices, and lime wedges for toppings)
Directions: Place frozen chicken into your crock pot. Add black beans, corn, Rotel, and taco seasoning. Pour chicken stock over everything. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Pull chicken out of the crock pot and shred then add back into soup. Ladle soup into bowls and top with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream and anything else. I like to add a squirt of lime to add some extra zest and some jalapeño for a little kick.
There you have it! Some easy recipes if you forget to take the chicken out of the freezer or are just short on time.
Hope you guys enjoy! Let me know if you try any of these or have any tips for the recipes.
Thanks for reading.