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17 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

If you like chicken recipes, you’re going to LOVE these chicken crockpot freezer meals.  They make it so easy to eat healthy and save money because all you have to do is combine the ingredients in plastic baggies and freeze!

17 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

Why Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals?

  1. They’re made with a lean meat that’s healthy and delicious.
  2. They can be assembled and frozen without any cooking ahead of time.
  3. When chicken is on sale, you can stock up and save $$$!

Since I’ve tried hundreds of crockpot freezer meals, I decided to compile a list of my 17 favorite chicken recipes.  These are all healthy recipes that I feel good serving to my family. 

17 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

I know people get nervous about mixing raw chicken and veggies, but it’s perfectly safe in the freezer. I did a lot of research when I was writing my No Cook Freezer Meals eBook and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service explains that freezing food inactivates any microbes that are present (such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds).  Keep in mind that you’re going to cook the meals before eating them and people cook chicken with vegetables in their kitchens all the time!

I’ve tried every single one of these recipes myself so I can vouch that they’re healthy, delicious, and easy to make.  Enjoy, Friends!

17 Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala from my new Crockpot Chicken Freezer Meals eCookbook and shared for free below
  2. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
  3. Cranberry Chicken from my ALDI freezer meal prep session
  4. Chicken Curry
  5. Chicken Chili
  6. Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from The Country Cook
  7. Honey Sesame Chicken from Damn Delicious
  8. Easy Chicken Cacciatore
  9. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  10. Honey Dijon Chicken
  11. Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
  12. Balsamic Chicken with Pears and Mushrooms from Once a Month Meals
  13. Chicken Fajitas from The Humbled Homemaker
  14. Red Pepper Chicken
  15. Apricot-Ginger Chicken
  16. Italian Chicken from my Costco freezer meal prep session
  17. Mexican Chicken Chili with Cornbread Topping (even the cornbread cooks in the crockpot!)

If you want to assemble and freeze all 17 at once, I typed up exactly how I prep and cook each recipe in this printable pdf (I even included a full grocery list!):


This would be a great group of meals to prep and freeze when chicken breasts are Buy One Get One at the grocery store, so I highly recommend doing so!

Oh, and even though I cook these meals in my crockpot, I think they would work in the oven or on the stovetop too.

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you. 


  • karissa says:

    I don’t want to sound silly but.. can you freeze the meals, cook them then re-freeze left overs? I seem to have so much left over! I am so happy I found your recipes I am a busy first time mom and this saves our family so much money and time ! my family loves the recipes and I have also given some of my prepared meals to my sister in law who also just had a baby they are great!!! congratulations for your beautiful baby boy 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you so much, Karissa. Yes, you can freeze the leftovers. Once the meals are cooked they’re the same as any other cooked meal.

  • Delara says:

    they are perfect Kelly! thanks alto!
    can you help me with the difference between tomato paste, tomato sauce, and pasta sauce?
    here I can buy tomato paste and I should make the rest at home. I want to know the difference in their texture and taste so I can make it similar.
    and something else, don’t you add any water, except written on recipe? because I feel some of them are a little bit thick and they may burn.

    • Kelly says:

      First, don’t add water. It will only dilute the flavors. Vegetables release a lot of liquid while cooking. Tomato paste is the thickest and used in the smallest quantities. I think store-bought pasta sauce is pretty much seasoned tomato sauce. I’ve made my own before with tomato sauce, honey, olive oil and seasonings.

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  • Kristina Holcomb says:

    Im so glad I decided to try freezer meals… I recently did the shredded bbq chicken and I literally fed my family of four with only 2 chicken breasts AND had leftovers! Talk about saving money…. I also got 3 meals out of a five pound pork roast a couple weeks ago. This has not only been saving me money but also tons of time especially since we started homeschooling our oldest child this past year. I am sooooo happy I found this! Thank you!!

  • Mary Wheeler says:

    Which Crock pot did you recommend with a timer?

  • Sue says:

    Could these be used in a pressure cooker. I got one and haven’t tried it yet.

    • Kelly says:

      I think so, but I’m not sure how to convert them. Figuring that out is on my list though. Keep your eye out for a new post on the topic! 🙂

  • Helen says:

    Quick question about the cranberry chicken recipe, we’ll all of them really . Do you cut up the chicken or just put in whole? I’m excited to try these, they sound great.
    We like chicken thighs, would the cooking time be similar?

    • Kelly says:

      If the recipe doesn’t say to cut it up, then I leave it whole. I think the cooking time will be similar for chicken thighs, maybe a little bit shorter if they’re smaller.

  • Dru says:

    This is a GIFT from you! Thank you so much for all your effort and time and your goodwill spirit of sharing without charge! I’ve copied all the recipes down in long-hand and I will try them all. Thank you, Kelly.

  • Tonie says:

    Do you know which crock pots don’t have lead in the ceramic crocks?

  • Stepanie says:

    I’m curious about the cranberries you used. The recipes I have seen of yours call for a can of whole berry sauce but the picture above looks like you used fresh or frozen cranberries. I would prefer to do that myself but I’m wondering if it is necessary to also add something for sweetness. The canned whole berry sauce recipes are amazing in flavor but the berries themselves seem to almost disappear while cooking.

    • Kelly says:

      The recipe with whole fresh cranberries is from my Crockpot Chicken Freezer Meals eBook. Yes, you definitely need to add sugar or honey because the berries are very tart (but delicious!).

  • Michele says:

    I can’t wait to make these! Where do you get the stand to hold the bags open?

  • Patty says:

    Quick question about the Balsamic Chicken-is the 37 1/2 ounces canned slice pear correct? Would that be 2 1/2 cans? Thanks for sharing all this information.

  • Jill says:

    So many recipes call for onion and green peppers that sound really good. Unfortunately we have a
    picky eater who will not eat anything with these ingredients. Will they still taste as good if I leave such
    items out.

    • Kelly says:

      Do you think you could at least include onion powder? I’m worried they may be too bland if you omit both completely.

  • Ashley says:

    In preparation for our little one, my mother in law helped me make the 17 Chicken Freezer meals yesterday. It was my first freezer meal attempt, and I think I may already be addicted! I purchased nearly everything from Aldi’s and it was so much less than an anticipated having to spend!
    Your site and Pinterest are wonderful… Thank you for sharing with the world!!! The meals smelled amazing as we were assembling, I can not wait to cook them and eat!!!

  • Jodi says:

    I made your Italian chicken for the freezer recently, and cooked it yesterday for the first time. The whole family gave it a thumbs up! (My only change was to add a Tbsp of tomato paste) I added a cup of water with a bullion cube to the leftovers and it made such a delicious lunch today! I will definitely make this recipe again.

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  • Sarah says:

    Thank you for your website! I am going to try out your recipes this week. I am so thankful for your included grocery list and printable recipes! I was wondering if you had labels for these recipes as well. Thanks

    • Kelly says:

      Yes! I send a free version to my (free) email list subscribers. I also have paid version in my “shop” and in all of my eCookbooks.

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