Slow Cooker Sausage & Chicken Stew {Freezer Pack}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 4, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Stew

This recipe is part of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150 meal plan. Note that this is written as a single recipe, but is doubled in the Costco meal plan, so you will have enough ingredients to make 2 packs.

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Slow Cooker Sausage & Chicken Stew {Freezer Pack}

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 ½ sausage links, sliced
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Pepper

Directions

Assembly Instructions: Add all ingredients to the pack, in the order they were listed. Remove as much air as you can or vacuum seal the pack. Freeze up to 6 months in a refrigerator freezer, or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Cooking Instructions: Thaw the slow cooker pack in the refrigerator overnight, or in a bowl of warm water for about 30 minutes. If the pack is partially thawed, cook on low for 8-10 hours. If the pack is completely thawed, you can cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

Side dish suggestion: I would serve this with a chunk of warm French bread or brown rice.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

La Sheonda S August 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

When placing the chicken in the bags to freeze or directly in slow cooker to prepare same day, do you cube it first or leave it whole?

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Linda Lee August 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

How much sausage is used, is there a weight? What kind of sausage, breakfast, smoked, Italian? I’m assuming the broth is chicken broth?

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Susan Muilenburg August 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Here’s the link to the Costco supply list so you can see specifically what kinds of ingredients: http://www.5dollardinners.com/gluten-free-slow-cooker-freezer-packs-costco-meal-plan/

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Katrina August 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I am also curious about what kind of sausage. I want to cook up this meals next Monday when I’m off work and kids are at camp :)

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Maria Beauton August 16, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Why did the recipe list tell us to buy so many cans of black beans when this recipe was the only one that required it???
UG …. WTF?
MB

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Jessi August 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

Probably because it was a Costco list- they sell an 8 pack.
If you buy at a normal grocery store, there were lots of extras on that list.

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Colleen August 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

MB-It only has one 15oz can of beans listed.

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Jennifer August 17, 2014 at 12:02 am

The sausage is listed in the shopping list. Apple sausage.

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Jennifer August 17, 2014 at 12:04 am

CHICKEN apple sausage :-)

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September August 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I have been in Cosco many times and have yet to see gluten free spices…most are contaminated with gluten..also you should specify other things that need to be gluten fee I your recipies

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Melanie August 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

She didn’t have the spices on the Costco list–probably BECAUSE Costco doesn’t carry GF spices. I think she assumes you will already have the spices acceptable for your particular diet.

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melody August 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

Do you cook any of the chicken in the recipes before putting in the ziploc bags?

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