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!
Why Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals?
- They’re made with a lean meat that’s healthy and delicious.
- They can be assembled and frozen without any cooking ahead of time.
- 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.
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
- Chicken Tikka Masala from my new Crockpot Chicken Freezer Meals eCookbook and shared for free below
- Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
- Cranberry Chicken from my ALDI freezer meal prep session
- Chicken Curry
- Chicken Chili
- Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from The Country Cook
- Honey Sesame Chicken from Damn Delicious
- Easy Chicken Cacciatore
- Shredded BBQ Chicken
- Honey Dijon Chicken
- Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
- Balsamic Chicken with Pears and Mushrooms from Once a Month Meals
- Chicken Fajitas from The Humbled Homemaker
- Red Pepper Chicken
- Apricot-Ginger Chicken
- Italian Chicken from my Costco freezer meal prep session
- 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!):
CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE RECIPES AND 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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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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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!!
Which Crock pot did you recommend with a timer?
Here’s the one I use: http://amzn.to/1n5m4tb
Could these be used in a pressure cooker. I got one and haven’t tried it yet.
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! 🙂