Crock Pot freezer meals: Chicken Fajitas
Crock pot freezer meals are a great way to be able to have a hot, delicious meal on the table in just minutes on those busy hectic weeknights. These Chicken Fajitas will surely become a family favorite. They are flavorful, but yet not too spicy. Even the pickiest eaters will love them!
First, I took a gallon freezer bag and wrote the cooking instructions and what to serve it with directly on the bag with a black Sharpie.
To help me keep the bags upright while I was filling them with the ingredients, I used my handy Baggy Rack. You can find them on Amazon.com or at bricks-and-mortar stores like Menards. If you don't have a Baggy Rack you can use a gallon water pitcher by placing the freezer bag inside it and folding the top of the bag over the edges of the pitcher.
Crock Pot Freezer Meals: Chicken Fajitas
- 1.5 – 2 lbs. Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless
- 1/2 medium – large white onion, sliced vertically
- 1 green pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 red pepper, sliced into strips
- 2 cans (10 oz.) Rotel diced tomatoes, undrained (I used “Mild”)
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. cumin
*Divide all ingredients into 2 large freezer bags
Write on Bag: Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Remove chicken when done cooking & shred, return to crock pot. Serve on tortilla shells with toppings. Side dishes of rice or black or refried beans.
Directions: First, slice the whole green and red pepper into vertical strips. Take 2 garlic cloves, peel, slice and dice them up. Now, take a whole onion, peel it and cut in into half. Take one half and slice it up vertically.
Directions: Take the chicken breasts and divide between 2 freezer bags and put them in it. Next, add the sliced up green and red peppers, onion and garlic (dividing between the 2 bags). Add 1 can of diced tomatoes, undrained to each bag. Finally add your seasonings. Freeze.
*With this recipe, each meal will feed a family of 4.
*According to Crock-Pot.com you can cook frozen meat in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker, but suggested cook time may need to be increased. To ensure meat is cooked through, use a meat thermometer. Meat should be well above 165°F to be tender.
*The USDA and other food safety specialists say to not put frozen meats in your slow cooker. The inside does not defrost fast enough at the low temperature to prevent harmful bacterial growth.
*From my personal experience I have not had any issues with putting the meat into the crock pot frozen, but use your own judgement on this.
*If you want to, the night before making a crock pot freezer meal, just take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge.
*I don't defrost any of these bags prior to putting them into the crock pot. I do however run the bag under hot water until the frozen chunk is loose from the bag and then I put the frozen chunk into the crock pot and let it cook.
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