If you’re not cooking with frozen chicken breasts, you’re missing out on some frugalicious and fast dinners! They’re a busy mom’s secret to quick and easy dinners.
10 reasons you should be cooking with frozen chicken breasts…
- They’re a frugal shoppers delight! Costco sells a 6.5-lb. bag of frozen chicken breasts for $17. If you’re not a member of Costco or Sam’s, you’ll discover that frozen chicken breasts are frequently on sale at your neighborhood grocery.
- A 6.5-lb. bag has about 24 chicken breasts, and that’s enough for at least 6 meals.
- There’s less waste because you don’t have to worry about expiration dates.
- Fewer trips to the grocery because you don’t have to pick up a fresh package of chicken just to make dinner.
- No need to thaw before cooking…throw them on the grill or in the crock pot!
- No trimming or stinky parts to deal with, and when you’re a vegetarian mom cooking for a family of carnivores – this is really important!
- If you always have a bag of frozen chicken breasts, you’ll always have something for dinner! No more excuses for eating out!
- A busy mom’s go-to dinner.
- Chicken Tacos…an effortless dinner that starts with frozen chicken breasts in a crock pot!
- Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole, Chicken Enchiladas, King Ranch Chicken…these recipes start with shredded chicken that you’ll prepare in your crock pot.
How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in a Crock Pot
Many crock pot recipes start with frozen chicken breasts like my Chicken Taco recipe, and you just add a few ingredients for an effortless dinner.
If you have a recipe that calls for shredded chicken, you can prepare perfectly shredded chicken by putting 4 frozen chicken breasts in your crock pot with 1/2 cup water on low for about 6 hours and then use 2 forks to shred. The meat should shred easily. (Note: cooking times vary from crock pot to crock pot, so start checking your chicken breasts after 4 hours).
Please leave a comment to share your favorite recipes that start with frozen chicken breasts.