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Frozen chicken breast

I am pretty new to cooking in a crock pot, and pretty much new to cooking in general. I have a simple question about crock pot cooking--

Can you cook boneless frozen chicken breast in the crock pot, Or do I need to thaw it out first? If I can put it in frozen how long does it need to cook, and is there any trick on how it needs to be cooked?


Bonus Question -- What are your favorite healthy/weight smart crock pot recipes???

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loving_martinis
Sep. 21st, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Some recipes call for frozen chicken breast and I've heard of others putting frozen chicken in the Crock. I'm not sure about timing but it looks like a new chicken recipe was posted around the same time as your post & it calls for frozen chicken breasts. :)
brittdreams
Sep. 21st, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, absolutely. I do it all the time.

You might want to edit this post to include some appropriate tags...
fair_and_fiery
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
*blink* what are YOU doing here? hehehe
brittdreams
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I've been a member for a few years... How are you?
dnonwoo
Sep. 21st, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
i just did it recently out of necessity, and it came out fine. i think it took about 4-5hrs on high for 2 breasts. i remember some people cautioning about meat temperature/bacteria issues when doing this kind of thing, but i lived through it, so there ya go :)
zaxwrit
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I do it. I'll try to cook on high in the beginning to get it past that danger stage temp but it's not always possible, like if I'm out for 8 to 10 hours I'll just keep it on low the whole time. It turns out nicely either way.
bluedano
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
To avoid potential food safety issues, I like to throw the frozen chicken breasts into a tupperware and let them defrost in the fridge overnight. :)
spookymrsboo
Sep. 21st, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea, I may do that tonight so I can cook some chicken tomorrow :D
crimedoc1
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
If I have time, I try to thaw them a bit (in the microwave or in a ziplock bag in cold water) but I've never had any trouble using frozen meat in the crock.

I did a crock pot dish using frozen chicken parts yesterday and it came out great - my mother in law said so! :-)
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I have a WW crock pot cookbook pdf if you're interested in it. Send along your email address and I'll gladly pass it along.
spookymrsboo
Sep. 21st, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
That would really be helpful! <3

here is my email address (putting in spaces to avoid bots)

SpookyMrsBoo at gmail .com
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
sent. happy cooking! :)
tinylegacies
Sep. 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I'm interested in this as well. Could you email it to ladybug218 AT gmail DOT com?
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
sent. happy cooking! :)
alisha_stiletto
Sep. 21st, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
If you wouldnt mind, would you pass it along to me as well? Im totally doing WW these days with my wedding 8 months away! ack!!

alisha.ny at gmail DOT com
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
sent. happy cooking! :)
lap_otter
Sep. 21st, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'd also like a copy, if you wouldn't mind.

draconia_chan@yahoo.com

Thank you! :D
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
sent. happy cooking!
nineinchlovely
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
I'd love this as well. Thx.
rileythebootblack@gmail.com
wildflower_tsw
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
sent. happy cooking! :)
kittenbabe
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Could you send that my way also?
bunnybuckette at gmail dot com

Thank you!
dithie
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
me too, please, if it's still on offer!

dithiedithie at gmail dot com
luckyinlove1115
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
You opened up a line of requests with this one! dwolf AT kent DOT edu, if the offer still stands, please! :)
enchantedbedlam
Sep. 22nd, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
one more dropping in to annoy you! :]

enchantedbedlam@gmail.com if you have a moment. TIA.
bellesorrisa
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm interested in this as well.

bellesorrisa AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!
molly_mcfury
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Me too me too!! You are popular.

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Cute kitty!
bean668
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
WW crockpot recipes :)
me too me too

beanterp at gmail dot com
shel99
Sep. 23rd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
would love a copy as well if that's cool... muhshel at gmail dot com. Thanks so much!
pinktutu911
Sep. 23rd, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'd love a copy as well if it's not too much trouble :)thanks!

pinktutu911 AT aol DOT com
triciadillard
Sep. 24th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I hate to be a bother, since I know you've sent it to a lot of people already...but me, too, please?!!

superchick_tricia AT hotmail.com

Thank you!!!!
dylan_dufresne
Sep. 24th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
If you're still offering to pass it along, I'm very interested. Thanks in advance... :)

dylan DOT dufresne AT gmail DOT com
critus
Sep. 27th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Is it too late to get in on that WW crock pot .pdf action? mcmcgreevyATgmailDOTcom
Kharis Brown
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm sure youre tortured with requests now...
but could you possibly send it to me as well?

aeryre AT gmail DOT com

Thankies!! ;-)
killermcgilley
Jun. 17th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
WW crockpot cookbook
Would love a copy of that cookbook please?!!

killermcgilley2@aol.com

Thanks!!
Patti Young Dodd Murphy
May. 27th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
PDF Crock Pot Cookbook
I was looking for frozen chicken crockpot recipes and came across your post. Obviously a few years late here, but if you still have the pdf, I would sure be interested. My email is patspads@yahoo.com. Thank you!
tinylegacies
Sep. 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I cook my chicken breasts frozen all the time - anywhere from four hours on high to ten hours on low and they've always turned out fine.

Last night's dinner was frozen chicken breasts and a bag of frozen pepper strips (red, green & orange). No extra liquid was needed and the chicken was so tender, it could be shredded with a plastic fork.
superdaintykate
Sep. 21st, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
You will get a lot of commenters telling you that they have crocked chicken from frozen and it turns out fine. This may be the case, however, it's not, technically, food-safe to do so. Same with refrigerating ingredients in the crock and then dropping the cold crock into the cooker in the morning. Both techniques allow food to stay in the danger zone for bacterial production too long, and those microbes are not necessarily "killed off" by the cooking process. best to be safe and start with thawed meat.
cmmunchkin
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
I always cook frozen breasts or tenders, but won't cook a whole frozen chicken. If I think about it, I'll pull out the meat the night before and thaw in the fridge, but I don't always think about it. :)
abi_j
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Technically it's not "safe" to cook chicken in the crock like this - but I have done it lots from frozen, even if they are whole chickens (makes a great chicken roast!) 8-10 hours on low or 4-5 on high is sufficient and I'm still alive (and so is my husband!!!)
blackjackrocket
Sep. 22nd, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
I love your icon.
the_archangel
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Dunno if anyone mentioned this above me, but I just wanted to point out that while it's okay to put frozen meat in a crock pot, NEVER put frozen meat in a pressure cooker. Apparently you run a risk of the damn things blowing their lids off (pretty much exploding) if you try this.
bean668
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
i think it's the same idea as putting a frozen turkey in a fryer. the frozen molecules...KABLOOEEY!
Jennifer Carter
Sep. 24th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Microwave thawing is considered to be safe if you cook it immediately
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