When you have a busy day and need to get dinner on the table, it’s handy to know how to cook foods directly from the freezer. You can just get out those frozen chicken breasts and get them into the oven, no fuss.
Cooking meats from frozen is safe to do in the oven, Instant Pot (while pressure-cooking), and in the air fryer, but not in the slow cooker, because it holds foods at a low temperature for too long.
The general rule of thumb for cooking chicken and many other proteins from frozen is to cook them at the same temperature as fresh, but for 1.5 times as long. There are more details in the recipes below. Make sure to use a thermometer at the end to ensure that your food is thoroughly cooked.