What can you do if you have a bunch of frozen chicken and you don’t want to cook them how you normally would? Imagine this. You are late home from work one day, and you are tired. But you still did not eat anything. Only thing in your freezer is some frozen chicken and veggies. What can you do with them? Do you wait for the chicken to melt because that can take hours? No! You make crock pot chicken. Don’t worry. Crockpot chicken is very easy to make and not time-consuming at all. There are different ways you can make frozen crock pot chicken recipes. All of which we’ve discussed below!
Frozen Chicken Crock Pot Recipes
We will look at the traditional way and the new and innovative ways. So, without further ado, let’s get into the Frozen Chicken Crock Pot Recipes.
1. Crock pot frozen chicken
This is the traditional way to cook frozen chicken in an instant pot. People have been doing that for years. But people do things differently, according to their convenience. Even when it comes to cooking, this method of cooking frozen chicken softens the chicken down instantly. Now, with the softened chicken, you can do anything. Shred them up, and made tacos. Dice them up, and make soup. Stir fry them with veggies. Anything you want, basically.
How do you cook frozen chicken in a crock pot?
First, you’re going to need a pot. A good quality pot makes a world of difference. So, be on the hunt for a good quality instant pot always. Now, after you have the pot ready, it is time for the chicken. You can use any chicken you want to. Any part of it, per se. After you have selected the amount of chicken for cooking, prepare your pot. Some people line it with parchment. But parchment creates a lot of problems and hassles. Try spraying a bit of olive oil to the bottom for an easier process. Moreover, you can add water or chicken broth to it. Water will ensure a mild flavor, while broth will make sure your chicken is strongly flavored and seasoned.
Now, once your chicken is ready, you can literally do anything you want to with it. If you are in need of some shredded chicken, you can easily shred it. Making tacos and casseroles would be so easy, then. You can make other things too. Anything to your liking.
2. Crock pot chicken and rice
Crock pot chicken and rice is a dish that has been the comfort food of many families for years. Why? Because it is simply delicious and easy to make. Crock pot chicken and rice is a very versatile dish. You can take away or add anything to it. It still won’t lose its charm. Kids love it because it is tasty to eat, and the elders love it because it is very easy to make. It is also very filling. So, let us get into the recipe.
For this recipe, you are going to need certain ingredients. Now, since this is a versatile recipe, you can modify it any way you want. But these are the staple ingredients to this recipe that you must have. These are; a crockpot, chicken breast, your choice of rice, cheese, butter, salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, onion powder, and water. These are all the basic ingredients you will need. Now you can add anything you want to it.
Now, coming to the cooking part. This recipe doesn’t call for much “cooking” per se. It’s mostly putting this together in one place. Firstly, you need your chicken. Take your chicken breasts, along with water, butter, onion and garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Now, put it in the crock pot, all of them together. Cover the lid, and all you have to do is wait for the chicken to cook. Once the chicken is cooked, add your rice. However, before you add the rice, shred your chicken. Big, lumpy pieces of chicken will not mix well with the rice. So, after you add your rice, cook for a few minutes. And then you are done. Serve with shredded cheese or any kind of seasoning you like!
3. Slow cooker honey garlic chicken
Now, this recipe has a twist to it. Honey garlic chicken is something you’d order from panda express any chance you get. But put down your phone. Today, we are going to tell you the easiest method to cook honey garlic chicken at home. The crock pot or the slow cooker way. And you will be surprised at how easy it is to make at home. So, without further ado, bring out your crock pot and chicken because we have things to cook! Now the best thing about this recipe is that it is very adaptable. If you are vegan, you can simply replace the chicken with tofu!
Now, for the ingredients. For this recipe, too, you can modify the ingredients to a certain extent. But these are ingredients you would absolutely need. Firstly, start with chicken. You can go for chicken breasts or chicken thighs. Next is honey and garlic. This recipe does not have any sugar in it, so honey acts as a natural sweetener. Next is soy sauce for the ultimate punch of flavors. Lastly, tomato paste, chili paste, and rice vinegar.
Now, for the cooking part. Firstly, add the chicken to your cooker. You are going to add the sauce, too, so get your sauce ingredients. Mix chili paste, tomato paste, soy sauce, honey, and garlic together and add them to the chicken. The chicken is going to cook with the sauce and get coated in it. Now, after the chicken is cooked, open the pot and slowly add your rice vinegar along with cornstarch. It will thicken the sauce and give a nice glaze to it. Now, serve it any way you want to because your dish is ready. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds if you want to.
4. Frozen Chicken Crock Pot Recipes With Gravy
Chicken and gravy are one of the most well-loved dishes among people. It is comfort food in its true essence. And it is very savory too. Like the other crock pot dishes, it is very easy to cook. Like we said before, it is more about assembling things in one place rather than “cooking”. And this dish is very versatile too. You can add anything to it. And the gravy makes everything better.
For the ingredients, we are going to keep it very simple this time. Start with your chicken. Go for the breast or thighs. Preferably keep the chicken boneless because it will be easier to shred. Then, salt and pepper per taste. Garlic powder, for a bit of seasoning. And, of course, the gravy base. You can add butter and cheese for flavor too. So, these are the basic ingredients. Now we can build up from there too.
Now, for the cooking part. Take your pot as usual. Spray the bottom of the pot with a bit of olive oil. Add your chicken and water to the pot. Then add all the seasonings and the spice. Salt and pepper, garlic powder, a bit of butter, and the gravy base. You need to cook the gravy base with the chicken, so the chicken gets coated with the gravy properly. Now, after the chicken is cooked and soft, start shredding it with a fork. It’s going to create a wonderful gravy mix that you can pair with rice, tacos, or anything else you like! It’s truly the perfect ingredient to make a difference.
5. Frozen Chicken Crock Pot Recipes – Salsa
Crockpot salsa chicken might seem like a mouthful and difficult to make. But like all crock pot chicken recipes, this one too, is very easy to make. It is too easy, in fact, as it contains only three ingredients! Yes, three. Of course, you can add things to the recipe if you want to, but we only require three ingredients to make this dish delicious.
Firstly, we are going to need some chicken. Now, you want boneless chicken, so you can shred that up easily. Go for the breast or thighs. Next is salsa. You can make your own salsa as it is very easy to make. Or you can buy it from a store. Next is cheese. You have to add the cheese after the chicken is cooked, though.
So, for the cooking part. Take your pot. Spray the bottom with some olive oil. Now add the chicken and salsa to it. Let it cook for some time until the chicken softens. Then shred the chicken and mix them well with the salsa sauce. Once it is done, plate them with some grated cheese. You can serve this on toast, in tacos, or with any kind of rice.
So, we have come to the end of this blog. I hope that you found these recipes easy and time efficient. You can recreate this easily and have a fun dinner night with yourself or your family and friends. So, have fun cooking!