Make & Freeze Chicken Recipe

Perfectly seasoned chicken in your slow cooker - freeze it in individual packs so you have it ready for easy meals.
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  • Ready in: 7 hours
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 6 hours, 50 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes about 8 cups

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cooking methods

  • Slow Cooker


  1. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook on LOW 5-7 hours or until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer and shreds easily.
  3. Chop or shred chicken; let cool. Place about 2 cups chicken into 4 (1-quart) freezer bags. Seal well, label and freeze.

Makes about 8 cups.

Serving Suggestion: Use prepared chicken for casseroles, stir in any of our sauces for a pulled-chicken sandwich, top salads, add taco seasoning for chicken tacos, the ideas are endless.

Electric Pressure Cooker Directions: Prepare step 1 in 6-quart or larger electric pressure cooker. Cook 15 minutes on pressure cooker setting. Let stand 10 minutes before releasing pressure. Continue with step 3. *Always follow manufacturers directions for proper use for your specific electric pressure cooker.

Tip: Strain juices and pour over chicken, if desired.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 140 Total Fat: 4g Sat. Fat: 1g Cholest: 95mg Sodium: 190mg Carbs: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 24g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken Made Easy Make and freeze ahead shredded, cubed or whole chicken breasts. Easy, nutritious and cost effective. Life changing!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family can survive without me When you work outside the home, you need super fast dinners. I make up a crock pot of Magic Chicken and put it into the fridge. My family can easily make delicious dinners by using the Magic Chicken for a quick dinner using burrito shells, salad, tostada chops, whatever. The flavor of Magic Chicken is amazing. I always make a yummy pot of soup with the broth left after cooking the chicken. It’s a win win.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutritious Meals At Your Fingertips I just joined Weight Watchers and skinless chicken breasts are 0 points! This recipe makes serving drinner and keeping me on track do easy! There is also a Magic Chicken Seasoning Blend where the Onion Onion, Garlic Garlic and Seasoned Salt are combined for you... Makes it even easier!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Simple I just love opening my freezer and am able to pull out a bag for dinner. The possibilities are endless! Most of the work is done (I cook mine in the slow cooker, shred in the slow cooker, bag from the slow cooker). Great in tacos, casseroles, stews, etc. The degree of spiciness is customizable to your liking. I use it at least weekly. Oh did i mention i do it with beef also?!?
Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The GO TO food Magic chicken is the perfect food to have in your freezer at all times. You can make a quick delicious healthy meal for your family anytime!! We love it for lunch and dinner!! So easy to make and so helpful to have!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing Magic! We love Magic Chicken at our house! I've followed the bulk cooking option and freeze in two cup packages. It is so nice to have it in the freezer for any recipe that I'm making during the week. What a time saver!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love! This seasoning is perfect and so versatile! The Crock pot chicken with their seasoning turns out so moist and delicious!
Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saving! We absolutely LOVE having Magic Chicken made up in the freezer. It is a life savor on those busy nights! So versatile, so many options, and SO delicious!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy & delucious Love this chicken! Use in so many recipes! Thanks TS for adding magic into dinner time prep!
Date published: 2018-05-09
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Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick weeknight meals! I have made this at least 4 times now. It is becoming a freezer staple! Our favorite meal is to do rice bowls with it and I use the taco seasoning while I am heating the chicken in a pan. My kids’ friends ask to eat over when they know we are making them because they think they are better than Chipotle! I have also done quesadillas, tacos, nachos, soups, pizzas & casseroles! The possibilities are endless with this amazing chicken! The only this we changed on the recipe is that I just use tenderloins because they are easier to shred and don’t get as dry as a breast. But we are not breast fans.
Date published: 2017-12-04
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Date published: 2017-08-27
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Date published: 2017-08-11
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Date published: 2017-08-11
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Date published: 2017-08-11
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Date published: 2017-08-11
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Date published: 2017-07-21
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Date published: 2017-06-24
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Date published: 2017-06-08
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Date published: 2017-04-27
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Date published: 2017-04-20
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Date published: 2017-04-11
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Date published: 2017-04-04
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Date published: 2017-04-02
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Date published: 2017-03-25
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