Crock Pot freezer meals: Chicken with Noodles
Golden Chicken with Noodles is a very simple crock pot freezer meal that you can create using basic ingredients that you already have on hand.
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 marker.
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.
Golden Chicken with Noodles Ingredients:
- 1-2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken tenders, fresh
- 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can broccoli cheese soup
- 1 cup milk
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 1 pkg. extra wide egg noodles (Make these when you are going to cook the meal)
Write on Bag: Cook on low 5-7 hours. Half way through cooking, break-up the chicken chunks and stir. Add a little bit more milk so the soup isn't as thick. Serve over extra wide egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
Step 1: Put the chicken tenders into the freezer bag, add the can of soup along with all of the seasonings (salt, black pepper and basil). Now, pour in the cup of milk. Seal the bag and 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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