Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Chicken

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4.5 from 2 reviews

This Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Chicken recipe is perfect for fall. Plus it’s freezer friendly. Just pull it out, dump in the crockpot and dinner cooks itself!


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large apple, chopped (approx 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 pounds chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup farro, uncooked
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 12 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth **only needed when cooking, not freezing**


  1. Add all ingredients, except broth to a large ziploc bag.
  2. Be sure to add the farro last so it stays at the top of the bag.
  3. Freeze.
  4. When ready to cook, smack the bag against the counter a few times to loosen. Dump contents into slow cooker. Add 1.5 cups chicken broth. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.