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Frozen chicken

I have frozen chicken breasts and a crock pot. I am snowed in with kids and need a dinner plan. Can I put frozen chicken into my crock? How long and how do I go about it? I have never put frozen meat in my crock before so I am a bit nervous.

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mmm_nachos
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
sure!
i made stewed chicken tacos on monday with frozen chicken. i just put two huge chicken breasts in the crock w/ tomato sauce, rotel, taco seasoning, onion, garlic, bell pepper and broth for 3 hours on high. delicious.
ragga_muffin
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: sure!
yuuuum.
cozyjeans
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I would be inclined to take out the chicken breasts and thaw them for an hour or so. Then cube them while they're still partially frozen. Throw them in the crock with a can each of cream of mushroom, cream of celery and cream of chicken soup, along with a can of chicken broth. Cook on low for about four hours or until cooked through. Add in some carrots, peas, onions, corn, whatever veggie you have and/or want, and cook on high for 45-60 minutes longer. Serve over rice or noodles, and voila, you've got a hot and yummy dinner.
mcfart
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
I have put them in frozen before. I cooked on low for a little over 8 hours and it turned out great (I followed a black bean/chicken taco recipe from this community).
grace_om
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
You can cook them from frozen. What I do with a mass of frozen chicken breasts, it heat the cooking liquid before adding it to the crock pot. Also, start the cooking on high and check regularly until you can separate all the breasts -- you want the surfaces of each piece of meat brought to temperature as quickly as possible as that is where any bacteria will be. Once the breasts are separate and the liquid is bubbling nicely, you can turn it down to low and cook as long as you normally would for thawed breasts.
tinylegacies
Mar. 31st, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I frequently throw frozen chicken breasts in my crockpot.

Usually with a little water, some boullion and other spices. And it turns out great.
phyllis7609
Mar. 31st, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I ALWAYS throw boneless frozen chix breasts into my crockpot! I will take a bunch out of the freezer and throw them all in the crockpot and cook on low for about 6-8 hours with a bit of water and a couple of garlic cloves or a bit of broth. Then I have all this cooked chicken for whatever- casseroles, stir frys, fajitas, etc. It's the one thing I use my crock pot for the most.
oddlet
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
It's fine to put frozen meat into the crock, but keep in mind that it will produce some liquid as it thaws so you may have to adjust the amount of liquid you add on top of that.
faithful_summer
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'd toss them in with some broth of some sort and a can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup if you have some. Season to taste. Cook on low 8 hours, cut up the chicken partway through if desired. Serve over rice!
faithful_summer
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
PS- No need to thaw first.
faithful_summer
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Also, if you have canned biscuits laying around, you can try this recipe:
http://community.livejournal.com/what_a_crock/516505.html#cutid1

I made it last night and it was quite good.
shanin
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
MOD
Just a reminder but we have had this question many times before so make sure and check the tags to see if you can find what you are looking for.

Thanks!
hourglasscreate
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
I put frozen meat directly in my crock all of the time. You just need to cook it a little longer (add in the thawing time)
whitiglil
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering the same thing, as I've had some in the freezer forever, so thanks for asking!
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