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Freeze-Ahead Slow-Cooker Chicken, Kale and Rice

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4 servings

Make things easier when you throw this slow-cooker chicken, kale and rice dish in the freezer beforehand. Freeze-Ahead Slow-Cooker Chicken, Kale and Rice features tomato and basil pasta sauce. You'll love that you can freeze it up to 3 months in advance.

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  • Place chicken in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Add kale, peppers, pasta sauce and crushed red pepper. Press excess air from bag, then seal bag. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Transfer bag to refrigerator to thaw overnight. Empty contents of bag into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours). About 30 min. before ready to serve, cook rice as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Top chicken mixture with cheese; cook (covered) 5 min. or until melted. Serve with the rice.

Special Equipment Needed


Prepare using your favorite variety of CLASSICO Pasta Sauce.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

Nutrition Bonus

Incorporate vegetables into your diet with this make-ahead meal. You’ll get 3/4 cup of the recommended 2-1/2 cups vegetables per day in each serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 440
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 820mg
Carbohydrate 59g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 12g
Protein 34g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 110 %DV
Vitamin C 110 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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