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Slow Cooker Baked Bean Chicken

This slow-cooked, sweet and savory baked bean chicken dish is simply delicious. Plus it's a snap to throw together! Let your crock pot do the work for you and enjoy a tasty stress-free family dinner.
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Slow Cooker Baked Bean Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 8 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Kidney (Dark Red) Beans, Canned
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • 30 ounces rinse and drain Pinto Beans, Canned
  • 1 cup dice Onion
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard, Yellow
  • 1 teaspoon mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ teaspoons Hot Red Pepper Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot.
  2. Cover, cook on high 3-4 hours or 6-7 hours on low.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide into indicated number of gallon freezer bags.
  2. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook in slow cooker 3-4 hours on high, or 6-7 hours on low.

32 Comments

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  1. When your putting all the ingredients in to freeze does it require more than one bag with certain stuff in each one or just dump it all in one and freeze? Thanks.

  2. Oh, I am so making this recipe sometime. I have been looking for a baked beans recipe that starts with canned beans and not canned baked beans. Not sure if I will just do a mix of red and black, as I don’t tend to stock pinto beans, will have to see.

  3. This sounds great! If I want to prepare it in the slow cooker first and then freeze the already cooked chicken pieces, would that freeze well? I’d like to do this so I can take out individual portions. Thx!

      1. Thanks Tricia. I had seen that, but it is such a big pot of food I was wondering how much a serving was (ex. 1 cup) I figured it came out to 10 cups and I made a serving 1 – cup, so that it would work within my Weight Watchers Plan. Just found this site and I am so excited to learn more about it!

        1. We have debated this amongst ourselves and I would agree with you – it could probably even serve 8 – depending on the size of your chicken breasts. I am making it myself next week so I will update you if I decide it should be something different.

  4. Thanks Tricia. It was so good! The house smelled so amazing when I came home from work. I shredded the chicken in the pot and served it up with homemade tortilla chips. So glad I found this website!!!!

  5. I just made this – smells heavenly, but even after 7 hours of cooking on low in crockpot, it is very juicey- probably 3 cups of liquid. I used top-quality Bell&Evans boneless chicken. For some reason, it didn’t reduce down at all like the picture shows. Used the 8 oz tomato sauce and 1/2 cup vinegar – that’s all the liquid that went in. Any idea what I did wrong? I guess I could serve it over rice –

  6. I’m making this right now…. went down to our local Target Store.. and bought all the things I needed.. Yum.. it smells great.. although.. I didn’t put it in the Slow Cooker…. Its in the oven.. next time.. it will go into the Slow Cooker.. but had not the time this time…

  7. Could I do this with dried beans? I really want to control the sodium and can’t find salt-free canned beans. If I just added them to the crock pot would I just add the normal amount of water to cook beans and just keep checking them? I’m a SAHM and having a c-section in a month so I’m looking for easy meals that I can just keep an eye on.

    1. Amanda, I personally do not have much luck cooking dried beans in my crock pot, but I think as long as you were home and could keep an eye on it to add water to the crock pot, it would be ok.

  8. Hi, I am not sure I am reading this right but is it 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup brown sugar? Thanks…for some reason got hung up on this.

  9. I just made this tonight and my husband loved it! Thanks for the recipe. I didn’t have tomato sauce so I used 1 – 6 oz. can of tomato paste; it wasn’t “soupy”.

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