Crock Pot Freezer Meals: I’m Sharing my Recipes!

This morning on facebook, I mentioned in an update that I made 8 Freezer Crockpot meals last night (I did two batches of a few of these recipes).  It took about an hour (seriously) and there was almost NO cleanup! It was heaven! Now, I will note that I haven’t cooked and eaten these yet, but the first steps were SO easy!  Since everyone asked for recipes on facebook, your wish is my command!  I got a few of these recipes from CrockPot365 and adapted them a bit.   If you have made Freezer Crockpot Meals before, feel free to share your recipes in the comments!

Beef Pepperoncini Sandwiches (my version on a French Dip)

  • 2 lb Chuck Roast
  • 16 oz Jar Peperoncinis
  • 1 Good Seasons Italain Seasoning Packet

Add all three ingredients into a Gallon Size Freezer Bag and put in freezer.  When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into crockpot and let cook for 8 hours on low.  Once the meat is cooked, shred it and serve on rolls or hogies with swiss or provolone cheese. YUM!

Brown Sugar Chicken (Don’t Judge me)

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, I did 4
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sprite (I will add this once I add everything to the crockpot)
  • 2/3 cup Vinegar
  • 3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Add all ingredients to Gallon Size Freezer Bag, except for the Sprite.  When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot, add the sprite and let cook for 3-4 hours on high.

Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breats, I used 4
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil (I used Fresh)
  • 1/2 cup  Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Honey

Add all ingredients to Gallon Size Freezer Bag.  When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot and let cook for 3-4 hours on high.

BBQ Chicken

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breats, I used 4
  • Chopped Green Pepper
  • Chopped White Onion
  • BBQ Sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays (but use whatever you have in your stockpile)

Combine all ingredients in a Gallon Size Freezer Bag. When you are ready to cook this, put all ingredients into a crockpot and cook for 3-4 hours on high.

Veggies in a Bag

  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Banana Squash
  • Chopped Red Potatoes
  • Chopped Green Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Basil

Put all ingredients in a Gallon Freezer Size Bag.  When you are ready to cook this, cook the veggies by themselves (if you are going to Grill Meat) or add meat to the crockpot as well.

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131 thoughts on “Crock Pot Freezer Meals: I’m Sharing my Recipes!”

Thanks for the great ideas! Do you use frozen chicken breasts in these recipes or fresh? I know that you shouldn’t thaw and refreeze chicken – but if you put it in the bag frozen and freeze with the other ingredients…will it be ok?

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always searching for new recipes

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Thanks for posting recipes that can be cooked Kosher. I can’t wait to try them! :-)

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Thanks for posting recipes that can be cooked Kosher. I’m looking forward to trying these out.

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My friends and I have a freezer dinner club. We each make 4 dinners for 4 families. Then we swap the dinners and end up with 16 dinners. We only cook once a month! Lots of what we make is freezer friendly. I think most recipes will freeze well.

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Thanks so much! I just made all of the chicken recipes. Never thought of making them ahead of time and freezing them. I made them while waiting for tonight’s dinner to cook. So easy! :)

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Thanks so much! I just made all of the chicken recipes. Never thought of making them ahead of time and freezing them. I made them while waiting for tonight’s dinner to cook. So easy! :)

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I do frozen chicken in the crockpot all the time and cook it on low all day while I’m at work. If you’re going to use thawed chicken, you have to be home or it will burn in under four hours! You can put anything you like in with chicken: chicken & Salsa which you shred and serve like a taco; chicken and any cream of… soup & serve it over rice. I also like Pork (chops or tenderloin) cut up some apples, sprinkle some cinnamon over them and add some apple juice for the liquid (optional onions as well). I just did country style pork ribs with BBQ sauce and I’m shredding it, adding some more BBQ sauce and serving pulled pork sandwiches. You can use any cheap cut of pork to do this as well. Have fun!!

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Pre-making crock pot recipes and freezing them is genious! Almost every dinner meal we have at my house is made in a crock pot. But I usually come home during my lunch hour and chop everything up and throw it in the crock pot. Starting this Saturday I will include pre-making my meals for the week along with my weekly grocery shopping trip. It shouldn’t take long to chop everything up and divide between freezer bags. My life is just about to become more efficient! Thank you for this post! Also- a lot of the times for added flavor I will throw in one of my free (thanks to krazy couponing) bottles of salad dressing. It’s so easy to chop up veggies, throw in some meat and a bottle of dressing and I’ve never had any complaints at dinner time.

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A couple recipes to add that are fantastic:

Santa Fe Chicken
4 chicken breasts
1 can black beans
1 can corn (or frozen)
1 jar Salsa
1-2 tsp Cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
cilantro.
Throw all ingredients in freezer bag. Then cook in Crock-pot 6 hours if frozen, 3-4 if not. Serve over rice and top with cilantro.

Tomatillo Chicken

4-6 Chicken Breasts
1 pound Tomatillos
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 jalapeno or more if you like it spicy
handful of fresh cilantro.
juice from half a lime

Husk and rinse tomatillos and put in food processor. Add all other ingredients to the tomatillos and blend. Pour sauce over chicken breasts in freezer bag and freeze. Cook in crock pot same as above. Serve over rice or in tortillas.

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Thank you SOO much! looks simple enough. Must try!

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THANK you for these! Keep ‘em comin’!

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THANK you for these! Keep ‘em comin’!

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Is there any benefit of putting this together now in the freezer vs. just throwing it all into the crock pot from the fridge/pantry? Seems like an extra step and extra work, as well as loosing some of your ingredients left sticking inside the gallon bag.

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I love to freeze things, but never thought to prep crock pot recipes for freezing. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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I will have to buy some meat for the sandwiches on my next shopping trip.. we love french dips! thanks for the super easy recipe! i have had a crockpot for well over a year and have never used it!! shame on me =)

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Do you cook the ingredients right in the bag or just put them in the bag to start marinating?

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Thank you for sharing! I love simple, and yet cheap! I can use a lot of stuff from my garden and get it ready! LOVE the recipies!

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Thank you for sharing! I love simple, and yet cheap! I can use a lot of stuff from my garden and get it ready! LOVE the recipies!

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Thanks for the ideas! even though I work at home in my own daycare, planning dinner sometimes is just something I do not want to think about. I am sure I can use some of these great ideas and we will not have to figure out what’s for dinner a few less nights a month!

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We make something very similar to your Beef Pepperocini sandwiches but our has one can of beer in it.

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How much BBQ sauce for the BBQ chicken??

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Do you put these straight into the crockpot frozen, or thaw them first?

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Thanks so much! I work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12+ hour shifts so DH makes dinner on those days. Now that the cool weather is coming and he won’t be grilling as much, I’m looking for new ideas for easy meals he can make. I also will make a double batch of recipes and put half of it in the freezer for him to make one night.

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Wow..thank you for sharing this!

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These look great and so easy!!! With a family of 7 to feed these will really come in handy! Thanks for posting them.

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What liquid are you using to cook the veggies? Also, arent potatoes not supposed to be frozen uncooked because of the change that occurs in the cool temp that affects us when we eat it after heating?

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What liquid are you using to cook the veggies? Also, arent potatoes not supposed to be frozen uncooked because of the change that occurs in the cool temp that affects us when we eat it after heating?

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The other one I love is putting frozen chicken breasts, tri tip, or bottom roast into the crockpot (frozen) in the morning and simply dumping a bottle of salsa over it with a 1/4-3/4 cup of brown sugar (depending on taste and amount of meat). By dinner time, it should shred easily for soft tacos. :-)

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The other one I love is putting frozen chicken breasts, tri tip, or bottom roast into the crockpot (frozen) in the morning and simply dumping a bottle of salsa over it with a 1/4-3/4 cup of brown sugar (depending on taste and amount of meat). By dinner time, it should shred easily for soft tacos. :-)

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This also sounds yummy. Do you mind telling me how long you cook it for and at what temp.
Thanks!

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This also sounds yummy. Do you mind telling me how long you cook it for and at what temp.
Thanks!

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This also sounds yummy. Do you mind telling me how long you cook it for and at what temp.
Thanks!

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Wow, what a GREAT idea! Love it! I’m going back to school now and am always using the crock pot to cook now to save time. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I will definitely be trying them out soon!

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I do the first one a lot. We call it “italian beef”. I also add a jar of beef gravy. I have also found out that if the peperoncini peppers are too hot banana peppers work just as well.

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I do the first one a lot. We call it “italian beef”. I also add a jar of beef gravy. I have also found out that if the peperoncini peppers are too hot banana peppers work just as well.

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These are excellent for the busy soccer season thats just about to start this weekend…Thanks

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We always do chicken and rice and my kids dont do veggies well any other suggestions to serve with the chicken

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You could do noodles if you don’t want to do rice and if your kids don’t like veggies you can give them a fruit cup…yes it sounds wierd in a way but if you’re worried about them getting their vitamins and whatnot it could all work out that way! And you and the rest of the family could have a small steamed veggies!

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You could do noodles if you don’t want to do rice and if your kids don’t like veggies you can give them a fruit cup…yes it sounds wierd in a way but if you’re worried about them getting their vitamins and whatnot it could all work out that way! And you and the rest of the family could have a small steamed veggies!

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Trying to compete with Crock Pot Girls? bahahaha not a chance. They post legitimate deals OOps I mean’t receipes! haaha

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Trying to compete with Crock Pot Girls? bahahaha not a chance. They post legitimate deals OOps I mean’t receipes! haaha

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Now that’s what I’m talking about! LOVE IT! Thank you! ♥

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Now that’s what I’m talking about! LOVE IT! Thank you! ♥

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i’m gonna try your brown sugar chicken tonight~ I was just looking for something to cook and it sounds yummy

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YUMMY

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YUMMY

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YUMMY

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I am so excited to try some of these recipes, anything to make my life easier is a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing…I’m anxious to see how the brown sugar chicken taste.

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I am so excited to try some of these recipes, anything to make my life easier is a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing…I’m anxious to see how the brown sugar chicken taste.

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I am so excited to try some of these recipes, anything to make my life easier is a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing…I’m anxious to see how the brown sugar chicken taste.

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One extra step you could take… Place all the items into one of those Slow Cooker liner bags (I believe Reynolds makes them), then place that into your freezer bag. You don’t have to defrost your meal before you put it into the crockpot. Just remove the slow cooker bag from the freezer bag and place into the crockpot. Easy cleanup and you can reuse the freezer bag for your next set of meals!

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One extra step you could take… Place all the items into one of those Slow Cooker liner bags (I believe Reynolds makes them), then place that into your freezer bag. You don’t have to defrost your meal before you put it into the crockpot. Just remove the slow cooker bag from the freezer bag and place into the crockpot. Easy cleanup and you can reuse the freezer bag for your next set of meals!

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Has anyone told you lately how much we love you? If not, I LOVE YOU (in a good way). You are my personal little time-save angel! Thanks!

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Yum! I make that beef sandwich meat a lot. I also do one with two packs of onion soup mix per 2.5 pounds of roast and cook till easily shredded. It also makes fabulous stroganoff – just mix in some sour cream and thin with a bit of beef broth, or even use some Kraft Savory Garlic cooking creme.

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These sound really good! Thanks for sharing!

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What a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to try the “sinful” sounding Brown Sugar Chicken! Yummy!

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Do you need to add any water, to the crockpot, for any of these?

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So according to Reynolds crock pot liners should not be used for food storage-the reason given was that the liners do not protect against moisture loss for food storage. I am thinking about trying the liner tied off in a freezer bag. You should be able to reuse the freezer bag then and protect the food inside.

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Saving this!!

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Saving this!!

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Saving this!!

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A steamfresh bag would be perfect as a side if you don’t want to put a lot of effort into a meal. hehe

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A steamfresh bag would be perfect as a side if you don’t want to put a lot of effort into a meal. hehe

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A steamfresh bag would be perfect as a side if you don’t want to put a lot of effort into a meal. hehe

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I thought of steamfresh bags too….I also thought to myself to put the steamed veggies recipie in a ziplock microwaveable steam bag…would be so much faster than crock pot and the veggies taste so good!

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I thought of steamfresh bags too….I also thought to myself to put the steamed veggies recipie in a ziplock microwaveable steam bag…would be so much faster than crock pot and the veggies taste so good!

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Yup it’s a typo……

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Yup it’s a typo……

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Yup it’s a typo……

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I’ve done frozen crockpot meals before. I never thaw them. Just toss them in frozen and it’ll all cook! :) I’d serve rice or potato and maybe asparagus or other green veggie on the side with most of these. Yum! Thanks! I will likely be making most of these a month or so before my 2nd baby is due so we have some easy meals for us to eat!

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I’ve done frozen crockpot meals before. I never thaw them. Just toss them in frozen and it’ll all cook! :) I’d serve rice or potato and maybe asparagus or other green veggie on the side with most of these. Yum! Thanks! I will likely be making most of these a month or so before my 2nd baby is due so we have some easy meals for us to eat!

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I’ve done frozen crockpot meals before. I never thaw them. Just toss them in frozen and it’ll all cook! :) I’d serve rice or potato and maybe asparagus or other green veggie on the side with most of these. Yum! Thanks! I will likely be making most of these a month or so before my 2nd baby is due so we have some easy meals for us to eat!

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I loooove love the crockpot 365 blog! I found her a few years ago and made a few of her recipes. I especially love her stuffed peppers.

I make pot roast in the crock pot. Mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic together in a dish. Take a roast (whatevers on sale), cover with flour mixture on all sides. Brown on all sides. In the meantime, chunk some carrot, potato, and an onion, place in bottom of cooker. Place meat on top. Pour in some beef broth or water (if using water, use a boullion or something to add flavor). Top with lipton soup mix. Let cook on low for 8 hours. Delish!

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Ditto…I think the honey garlic chicken directions are wrong (looks like it’s copied from previous instructions). Would love the updated directions for the honey garlic chicken! I cannot wait to try them all! Thanks so much!

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I also make the beef sandwiches and I love them the only difference is I cover the roast with broth and I have a wonderful au jus.

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Love them. Thank you! these are so going in my recipe book. it will help with those days where i have no clue what im making!

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do you have to thaw the meals prior to putting in the crock pot, or do you just take from freezer to pot.

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you should thaw the.m i would take it out the day befor eand let it thaw in teh fridge.

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Sorry about my typing. I had a baby on my chest and a wrist splint on lol

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I think that I would thaw them first, since it would take about 3-4 hours for the chicken to cook when it’s unfrozen. But, then again, I usually cook CP meals 6-8 hours on medium. I hope someone can give a better answer! ;)

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The great thing about cooking in the crockpot is that you dont have to thaw frozen goods first. I cook frozen chicken all the time in the crockpot! As long as you have the time to let it cook ( 6-8 hours usually) you will be fine. !! I am so excited to try these crockpot meals! I had never thought about putting them together and freezing them before cooking!!

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You’ll have to make sure it’s frozen into a shape that will fit into your crockpot!

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Honey Garlic Chicken has the same direction as the Brown Sugar Chicken…is this right?

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the all have the same cooking directions.

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These sound great. On the Honey Chicken you said not to add the sprite until the crock pot, but I did not see sprite as and ingredient.

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its there. just read it a second time carefully and it says 1/4th cup

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Love you!!

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Love you!!

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Do you thaw them first or just throw em in frozen??

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We pull ours out of the freezer the night before and put in the refridgerator. Then in the morning, we dump into the crock pot, turn it on and walk out the door! Works wonderfully. In the past, I have cooked frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts with veggies… just takes 8 hours or so to be cooked thoroughly.

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this is my question as well!

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this is my question as well!

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this is my question as well!

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I was going to ask the same, thanks :)

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Yum, but what to you serve with brown sugar chicken?

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Yum, but what to you serve with brown sugar chicken?

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Brown Rice and steamed or fresh veggies!! YUM!

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Rice!

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I personally would chop 2 peppers (more if you have a big family)a red and yellow into a skillet with some olive oil (or you could use butter but OO would taste better) or sesamie oil and an onion and saute those together to eat with bsugar chicken and put some sauce over veggies after they are done (or if you want things simple just some steamed brocolli( and make a side of white rice as this recipie is very asian sounding in nature!

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Wow…thanks! What a great idea. I would think that you could add all the ingredients to the Reynolds Slow Cooker liners and just open and add to crock pot instead of emptying a ziplock?? I think I will try it!!

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Wow…thanks! What a great idea. I would think that you could add all the ingredients to the Reynolds Slow Cooker liners and just open and add to crock pot instead of emptying a ziplock?? I think I will try it!!

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would love to hear how that works! How are you going to tie the liner off to put in the freezer/fridge?

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Didn’t think that the crock pot liners would be freezer safe. Let me know if that works for you.

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I attempted using the liners to freeze with and it doesn’t work out very well. They froze fine in it but every one of them then leaked while cooking. I think it effects the seam somehow.

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I just posted the same thing, but didn’t read down to your post. You have to put the ingredients into the slow cooker liner, then put that into a freezer bag. The slow cooker liners aren’t thick enough to protect from freezer burn. Then, just reuse your freezer bag for your next creation!

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Oops, looks like the brown sugar ck instructions aren’t quite right? Maybe you can adjust that since that’s the one I want to try most!

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I think she has a typo in the instructions about adding sprite (from the recipe above it) Otherwise, I think its fine. :)

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I think she has a typo in the instructions about adding sprite (from the recipe above it) Otherwise, I think its fine. :)

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I think she has a typo in the instructions about adding sprite (from the recipe above it) Otherwise, I think its fine. :)

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I am confused…one of the recipes talks about Sprite…but does not say how much?

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I am confused…one of the recipes talks about Sprite…but does not say how much?

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it says 1/4 cup

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I think Katie might be referring to the Honey Garlic Chicken recipe. Instructions indicate to add Sprite, but the recipe itself doesn’t indicate how much.

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The first recipe she lists contains sprite. I believe it was a copy/paste for the second recipe, but the 2nd does not include sprite….most likely she forgot to omit that step from the copied description of the first recipe.

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Are you talking about the Honey Garlic chicken where in the directions it talks about the Sprite? I think she was copying and pasting most of the directions and just forgot to delete that step. :) So no Sprite for the Honey Garlic chicken. :)

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It says a 1/4 cup of sprite in the ingredients listed…..

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1/4 cup

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1/4 cup….

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yum!

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Awesome! I liked how yours didn’t include cheese in everything. Sounds healthy and more my personal style. Any other healthy crockpot meals you think of, please share!

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Me too~~ I’m lactose intolerant and seems every recipe includes cheese!!

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these sound awesome…i will be doing some of these for sure! Thanks so much! between my classes working full time and kids sports…this will be heaven sent!

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I wonder if you could leave the garlic out of the brown sugar chicken and still come out with a good result. Garlic and this pregnancy aren’t working.

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What about ginger during your pregnancy? I add Powdered (fresh when I can get it pureed in time) Ginger to all of my BBQ dishes anyway. FWIW

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What about ginger during your pregnancy? I add Powdered (fresh when I can get it pureed in time) Ginger to all of my BBQ dishes anyway. FWIW

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Ginger would be especially good in the brown sugar chicken recipie! Hey ladies I think we should make our own recipie blog!!!

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Ginger would be especially good in the brown sugar chicken recipie! Hey ladies I think we should make our own recipie blog!!!

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What about ginger during your pregnancy? I add Powdered (fresh when I can get it pureed in time) Ginger to all of my BBQ dishes anyway. FWIW

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Thank you for sharing your recipes! :)

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thanks for sharing!

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