We all love those slow cooker meals that we can prep on the weekend in about 5 minute flat and stash in the freezer until we are ready to cook it. Well, this is one of those meals. It’s fast, it’s simple, it’s affordable and your slow cooker does all the work when you’re ready.
WEEKEND PREP MEALS
I plan on doing several of these slow cooker recipes that you can prep quickly on the weekend for your slow cooker. I hope it will help many of you get prepped for your work week the quick and easy way.
This one was something I made because I had this dressing left over and didn’t want it to sit in my fridge for too long. But don’t worry, you can blend the dressing up in your blender in under 30 seconds with only a minute or two to put the ingredients in there.
This recipe is 2 ingredients (if the dressing is already made), and all you have to do is dump the chicken and the dressing in a plastic zipper-top bag or freezer-safe container and stash it in the freezer. The great part is, you can do this with either fresh or frozen chicken, and you can easily multiply this recipe for the number of people you are feeding.
I buy mine frozen and just divide the chicken breasts up between zipper-top bags. (3 breasts to a bag since I feed three people).
I’ll have more toppings you can do this with here shortly. So hang in there with me as I build this resource. My aim with this is to help you with weekend prep.
After all, life is so much simpler when you can just grab a bag out of the fridge, dump it in the slow cooker and end up with some thing delicious in a few hours!
Serve this cold over a salad with a little more Italian dressing, or serve it warm out of the crock with a whole grain and some veggies. Great over pasta with a little extra dressing as well!
PLEASE NOTE: It is good food safety to let frozen food thaw before placing it in a slow cooker. That being said, I know plenty of people that wouldn’t use a slow cooker if they couldn’t put the food in frozen. So I leave it up to your own food safety practices and your own judgement.
- 2 raw chicken breasts (approximately 7 oz. each)
- 1½ cup clean eating Italian dressing (see link above)
- Put both the chicken (fresh or frozen) into a zipper top bag.
- Pour 1 cup of dressing over the chicken and store in the freezer until you are ready to cook.
- To cook, simply pour this out of the bag and into your slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 5-6 hours.