Freezing Crockpot Cooked Chicken for Effortless Healthy Meal Planning

Freezing Crockpot Cooked Chicken for Effortless Healthy Meal Planning

Freezing Cooked Chicken

This is the easiest meal planning tip and will save you TONS of time this Summer with planning your meals! Fill your freezer with pre-cooked chicken cooked in your crockpot and you will be ready to make your healthy dinners.

I use it for chicken casseroles, chicken salad, Rice bowls and adding it to my quinoa salad or this great tomato, avocado, cucumber salad and so much more.

Be sure to buy your chicken on sale.  Stock up when it goes on sale for $1.99 / lb and then do this freezer cooking.  Huge savings!

What you need to get started:

Large package of boneless, skinless chicken breast.

Slow Cooker

Food Processor or Stand Mixer

Freezer bags


1. Place all the chicken in the slow cooker with about 1/2 cup of water.  I sprinkled a little pepper and garlic powder on top.  Add any spices you would like.

chicken in the crock pot

2. Cook for 6 – 8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.

3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place one piece at a time in a food processor.  Pulse a few times to get the size chicken pieces you want for your recipes. Pulse for a count of 5 and the food processor will “shred” the chicken.

chicken in food processor

shredded chicken

4. Place 1 or 2 cup portions in freezer bags. Be sure to label your bags with the date too.

Freezer chicken

5. You can also save and freeze some of the chicken broth left in the slow cooker too. It’s great to use for soups, etc.

Another time savings tip is to freeze several packages of cooked ground turkey to use in other recipes too.


  1. says

    Good Evening Sherri, What a fabulous idea. I love how the minced chicken can be added to rice and salads….. so much easier for days when I am busy sewing and I don’t want to take too much time to make a meal.
    Thank you for the idea.
    Best Wishes

  2. says

    I found this ingenious recipe tip on In and Out of the Kitchen link party and I hope you’ll bring it to my recipe link party tonight! This week’s party starts tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm and goes until Sunday evening. You can find us at mommasangelbaby (dot) com. Hope to see you there! HUGS

  3. says

    This is a great idea – I have done this in the past and it is a real time saver. I have not tried shredding them in the food processor though – I usually do it with a couple of forks but it takes a while – I am definitely trying this out soon – pinning.

  4. Becca says

    I like the idea of using a food processor to shred the chicken! Thanks for sharing your post at the Healthy Tuesday hop. :)

  5. says

    Great idea. I have beef in my freezer because we buy a 1/4 of a cow when ever we need it. We have venison because my husband hunts. So that is nice. I do buy and freeze chicken also but I love the idea of having it already cooked. I will have to try it. Thanks.

  6. says

    This is such a good idea! I love having cooked chicken on hand and this is a perfect solution. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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