Thursday, December 13, 2012

Crockpot Chicken for the freezer

1 large bag frozen chicken (about 8 chicken breasts, or as much chicken as fits in your crockpot)
1 onion, cut into chunks
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika

Place half of onion on the bottom of Crockpot. Layer chicken into the Crockpot. You can defrost the chicken if you'd like but frozen is fine. Place remaining onion pieces over the top. Optional: Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours or until chicken is done through and tender.
Put each chicken breast into its own plastic bag with a spoonful of the juices from the bottom of the Crockpot. This will keep it moist when you defrost it. I use regular zip-lock bags because I use the chicken quickly. If your chicken will be in the freezer for a while, you might want to use freezer bags. Put all the individual bags of chicken into a bigger bag. This keeps the chicken all in one place in the freezer so it's easier to find, and it adds another layer of protection from freezer burn.  Defrost chicken and use in soups, sandwiches, casseroles, and pasta dishes.

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