Recently my husband took a job that has him on the road and away from home for 3 – 4 weeks at a time. Needless to say it took is taking some getting used to. Not only are things A LOT busier for me since he’s no longer here to help out with the every day things (which I was completely spoiled to), but I’ve had to adjust my cooking habits too. It was hard to avoid the ease of going through the drive thru for just me and Miss Maddy (and actually the first week he was gone, I didn’t…. just keeping it real YO!). I’ve since started crockin’ in bulk to make meal times easier, healthier and to have some home cooked foods to send back with him when he leaves out again. This is the very first thing that went in to the crock pot: CHICKEN. We love chicken. We eat it on salads, in wraps, in casseroles, in burritios, on sandwiches…. you get the idea. I know it’s not the prettiest, but just remember.. it’s practical! Here is how I did it:
- Place an entire bag (or 2, depending on the size of your crock pot) of frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot.
- Turn to low.
- Cook for 6 hours.
- Remove cooked chicken breasts from crock pot and place in airtight containers or zip top bags in appropriate portion sizes. *Don’t forget to date and label so you know when you cooked it*
- Place in refrigerator.
- Use in favorite chicken dishes as mentioned above within 5 – 7 days.
I will continue to post crockin’ in bulk recipes as I cook them (and remember to take pictures… again, just keeping it real). Please let us know in the comments below if there is anything you crock in bulk to make it easier on yourself at meal times.