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Keto Creamy Ranch Chicken Freezer Meal


  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pressed for time and looking for some keto freezer meals? Then this is the keto freezer recipe for you! My keto creamy ranch chicken freezer meal is not only delicious, it’s also super easy to batch. It’s the perfect meal prep solution for busy families!


Ingredients

Freeze Together:

Add After Cooking (Do Not Include in Freezer Bag):

  • 6 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (112g) shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions

Instructions

Prepare Freezer Bag: Add ingredients directly to freezer bag (no mixing required!) and freeze until you’re ready to cook.

To Cook: Determine the appliance you will use to cook this recipe and, once decided, follow the “Instant Pot Instructions” or “Slow Cooker Instructions” as written below.

  • Instant Pot Instructions: Add frozen ingredients to your Instant Pot insert, set Instant Pot to “Manual” and set the timer for 20 minutes. After cooking, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure. Once you can unscrew the lid of the Instant Pot, it’s fully depressurized. Move on to “Final Steps” as written below.
  • Slow Cooker Instructions: Thaw ingredients in the refrigerator (this may take upwards of 1 day). Add thawed ingredients to your slow cooker, set to cook for 3 hours on high. Move on to “Final Steps” as written below.

Final Steps: Using tongs or forks, shred chicken. Add cubed cream cheese and shredded cheddar and stir until well-combined and cheese has melted. In ¼ tsp increments, add xanthan gum and, using a spoon, fold into sauce until sauce thickens. Serve chicken in bowls and garnish with green onions.

Recipe Notes:

Freezer Storage: To ensure ingredients are fresh and remain flavorful, cooking the frozen ingredients within 2-3 months is recommended.

From Frozen In Instant Pot: If your mixture froze in a manner that makes it challenging to close the lid of your Instant Pot, simply place the frozen mixture into the Instant Pot insert and, using the “Sauté” function, sauté the frozen mixture until it thaws and fits into the insert and the lid can properly fit into place.

Serving Options: Simply serve in a bowl “as is,” or atop steamed or roasted low-carb vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans! For an extra flavor and texture component, garnish bowls with crumbled bacon.

Storage For Cooked Creamy Ranch Chicken: Store the cooked meal in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 2-3 days.

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