Italian Chicken (Slow Cooker)

A couple of weeks ago I watched this quick and easy meals video at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.  I really liked the idea of buying meat in large packs and freezing some along with other ingredients so it’s ready to cook.    The options are open to your creativity.

Unfortunately, we can’t just dump in a can of cream of chicken soup, but there are other options.
I gave it a try after buying a big pack of chicken breasts.  I used half for dinner one night and the other half I put into a gallon size freezer bag.

Italian Chicken
  • 4 - 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 package gluten-free Italian dressing mix (the kind you add to vinegar & oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air and freeze.
  2. When ready to use, break up the contents of the bag so it can be placed in a crock pot.
  3. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or high 3 - 4 hours.

I served the chicken with Tinkyada penne, spooning some of the sauce over the pasta.  With the leftovers, I decided to shred the chicken and mix it in with the sauce which I actually liked better.

I would love to hear your ideas for things that could be added to chicken or beef and then frozen.

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  1. The Happy Housewife says:

    Sounds delicious, never thought of combining Italian dressing and soy sauce, I bet that would be really great with pork too, maybe over rice.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Nobody in my house is on a gluten-free diet, but I have to say that this recipe sounds a lot better than ANYTHING mixed with cream-of-whatever soup :)

  3. SnoWhite says:

    Yummy! I'll save this one for when I see my in-laws (my MIL is GF).

  4. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free says:

    This sounds really good! I've come very dependent upon my crockpot. I'll have to give this a try.

  5. Amy Green (Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free) says:

    What kind of soy sauce do you use? I LOVE Bragg's Liquid Aminos – can't tell the difference at all, and neither can Joe.

    Tinkyada is fabulous – all of their products turn out great. I love that you made this with the CrockPot, too. :)

  6. Amy, I usually use San-J soy sauce, but I have used Bragg's also. I think both are good. LaChoy is gf (at least it used to be)and can be found at a regular store, but I like the other two options better.

  7. The Food Allergy Coach says:

    Author Nicolette Dumke has given permission for me to share 3 of her favorite recipes out of her newest book "I Love Dessert but NOT sugar, wheat, milk, gluten, corn, soy, unhealthy fat…" She is incredibly creative when it comes to making delicious desserts for people with multiple dietary restrictions.

    Also, I second the Bragg's and San-J. We love them both!

  8. glutenfree4goofs says:

    Sounds delicious and SO easy! I think I could do this with my home made tomato sauce :) Good plan, thanks for sharing!
    Jessie at Blog Schmog

  9. Great idea to prep the chicken and freeze ahead of time. I'm always looking for a shortcut for busy nights. Thanks

  10. WOW! What a timesaver. I never realized I could combine stuff and have it ready to go.
    Thanks for sharing,

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