Slow Cooker Sausage & Chicken Stew {Freezer Pack}

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


  • 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


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.

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  1. La Sheonda S says

    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?

  2. Linda Lee says

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

  3. Katrina says

    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 :)

  4. Maria Beauton says

    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?

    • says

      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.

    • Jen W says

      2 cans are used for the chicken tortilla soup as well, with 4 cans on the “leftover ingredients” list. You could buy 4 cans at the store, but I think the idea is to just shop at one place.

  5. September says

    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

    • Melanie says

      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.

  6. CMH says

    Made this for tonight’s dinner and it was great. The kid’s don’t usually like soups but they liked this. I used the Costco Chicken/Apple sausage and subbed garbanzo beans for the black beans. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Katie L says

    Hubby and I really enjoy this one but I use andouille sausage, which has more kick, and serve it over brown rice. Really makes the dish, in our opinion. Of course, our 2 small children don’t enjoy the spice so we just take out some chicken and serve it to them separately with some of the rice and a veggie. Spicier for us but still kid friendly BC the chicken retains its mild flavor. I’m wondering if I could take it a step further and transform this recipe into more of a gumbo on some nights. It’s definitely in the regular rotation, thanks!


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