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.
Slow Cooker Sausage & Chicken Stew
A hearty stew with delightful flavor!
Servings - 4 servings
- 1 chicken breast
- 2 sausage links, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 15 oz. can black beans
- 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 pepper, chopped
- 2 cups broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Freezer Meal 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.
Freezer Meal 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.
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?
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?
Susan Muilenburg says
Here’s the link to the Costco supply list so you can see specifically what kinds of ingredients: https://www.5dollardinners.com/gluten-free-slow-cooker-freezer-packs-costco-meal-plan/
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 🙂
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?
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.
MB-It only has one 15oz can of beans listed.
The sausage is listed in the shopping list. Apple sausage.
CHICKEN apple sausage 🙂
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
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.
Do you cook any of the chicken in the recipes before putting in the ziploc bags?
Jenn K says
Melody – nope! Just throw them in raw with the other ingredients and cook when ready!
Do we cut up the chicken first?
Jenn K says
Daryl – no need. Just shred it or cut into chunks after cooking to make life easier! 🙂
Do u rinse the can of beans before adding to ziploc?
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!
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!