Sunday, February 23, 2014

Freezer to Crock Pot Cafe Rio Crock Pot Chicken

Today I gathered several recipes that are safe for freezing and then throwing in the Crock Pot on a busy day.  They came from this blog: Who Needs A Cape. Please go to her blog for pictures and more freezer to Crock recipes.

 I  my fabulous husband, Stephen, spent 2 1/2 hours at the store buying all the ingredients necessary. What I loved about this process was how few dishes I messed up getting 13 meals prepped and ready to go.

Before beginning, clear out some freezer space, gather all your gallon sized freezer bags (HEB bags leaked, sorry friends), and label what is going in. Get your measuring spoons and measuring cups plus your spices and you're pretty much ready to go.

For more Freezer to Crock Pot recipes, just follow the label in the column on the right.

Cafe Rio Crock Pot Chicken (note by Stephanie-easy to make 2 bags)
4-6 Chicken Breasts
1/2 a small bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
1 Packet of Dry Ranch Dressing (3 TB)
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 TB of Minced Garlic
1/2 TB Chili Powder
1/2 TB Ground Cumin

Combine all ingredients in a Freezer Gallon Ziplock Bag.  Once ziplock bag is closed, take your hands and combine all ingredients together well.

To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting OR run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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