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Creamy Ranch Chicken | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

It’s no secret that we LOVE quick & easy freezer meals around here, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken! Believe it or not, this tender, juicy, flavor-packed Creamy Ranch Chicken might just be our easiest recipe yet. It’s got just 5 basic ingredients, whips up in minutes, then goes straight from the freezer to the crockpot to the table, all while tasting like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen!

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the sauce & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

 

Ingredients needed for this crockpot creamy ranch chicken - you need chicken thighs, ranch seasoning, parsley, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream.

Here is what you need:

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 packets ranch dressing
1 16oz container sour cream
2 tsp dried parsley
salt & pepper
baby carrots (optional; cooking day only)
1 box rice pilaf (optional: for cooking day only)
 

Mix together soup, ranch mix, sour cream, and seasonings in a large bowl.

Step 1: Whisk together soup, ranch packets, sour cream, parsley, & salt & pepper to taste.

Divide chicken into freezer bags and pour soup mixture into bags over chicken.

Step 2: Divide chicken into 2 gallon size freezer bags (be sure to label bags first!) Then divide soup mixture into bags over chicken; freeze until needed.

On cooking day, pour the chicken and soup directly into the crockpot and cook.

Step 4: On cooking day, place frozen chicken directly into crockpot. Cook on high 5-6 hours, or on low 7-8 hours.

If you'd like, you can add carrots to the crockpot with two hours cooking time left.

Step 5: Optional! If desired, add carrots to crockpot with about 2-3 hours of cooking time left and serve over rice.

Serve the creamy ranch chicken over rice for a delicious and quick weeknight meal!

 

Creamy Ranch Chicken | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

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