Make a batch of Crockpot Express Chicken Breast and get meal prep done for the week all at once! Instructions for cooking frozen chicken breasts included!
Our family eats chicken at least three times a week. It’s lean, cheaper than most meats and so versatile. It’s also quick if you’re working with boneless/skinless cuts, which is great for busy weeknights. Now, with Crockpot Express Chicken Breast, my meal prep time has been cut down even more! I’m adding this to my list of favorite Crockpot Express Recipes!
I make chicken breast like this and then use the chicken for several different meals. This Creamy Chicken Salad or a leafy Chicken Antipasto Salad are great for lunches. Creamy Chicken Taquitos are another great way to use up cooked chicken.
If you cook several breasts at once, you can cut some up into chunks and then shred others, depending on what you need it for. Just try to keep the breast pieces similar in size, so the cooking will be even. If you get one of those Costco-chicken-on-steroids breasts, you may need to cut it in half. 🙂 I am cooking in a 6 quart Crockpot Express like this one, so if you’re using a larger pressure cooker, you can fit more meat but may need to adjust the timing just a bit.
Crockpot Express Chicken Breast
- 1.5-2 pounds chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Pour chicken broth into the cooking pot. Place chicken breasts in the broth. Try to keep the pieces equal in size for even cooking.
- Close the lid, turn the steam release valve to closed and press "Steam."
- For frozen (or large/thick) chicken breasts, set the time to 10 minutes. For fresh, small breasts, cook for 6-8 minutes, depending on how thick the pieces are. Press Start/Stop
- After the cooking cycle has completed, allow a full natural pressure release (about 10 minutes)
- Remove chicken and cut into pieces or shred. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for future meals.
Using the Crockpot Express for cooking meat is a great way to save time in the kitchen. I just created a cheat sheet for commonly used meats like pork, beef and chicken. You can get the free Crockpot Express Cooking Times printable here and then hang it up inside your cupboard for easy access when cooking!