how to cook frozen chicken in crock pot

how to cook frozen chicken in crock pot

Cooking Frozen Chicken in the CrockPot

There are many delicious recipes that call for cooked or shredded chicken. But showing up to the store to find that the fresh chicken is out of stock can be a major inconvenience. Luckily, you can cook frozen chicken in a CrockPot, making it a convenient option for your recipes. Here’s how it’s done:

What You Need

  • Frozen chicken (3-4 pounds)
  • CrockPot
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Any other herbs or spices that you like (optional – for flavor)


  1. Before beginning, make sure that your frozen chicken is completely thawed. Use the microwave or defrost setting if needed.
  2. Add the thawed chicken to the CrockPot. Add your favorite seasonings, along with some salt and pepper.
  3. Cover the CrockPot and set it to low heat. Cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. Check the chicken after 6 hours to make sure it is cooked through (it should reach an internal temperature of 165F).
  5. Once finished, shred the chicken using two forks and add it to your favorite recipe!

Tips and Tricks

  • Add Liquid: Make sure you add some sort of liquid to the CrockPot. A low-sodium chicken broth works best, but water will also do the trick.
  • Add Veggies: If you’d like, you can also add some vegetables to the CrockPot along with the chicken. This will infuse more flavor and provide essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Don’t Overcook: Check the chicken after 6 hours; overcooking may result in dry, stringy chicken.

Cooking frozen chicken in a CrockPot is easy and convenient. Just remember to check the internal temperature to make sure the chicken is cooked through – and enjoy!