Crockpot Freezer Meals Chicken

crockpot freezer meals

Crockpot Freezer Meals are great. I love being able to pull a meal out of the freezer, put it in the oven or crockpot and not have to slave in the kitchen all day on those busy days when you just don’t have time to cook…or don’t feel like cooking.

Busy Moms need quick, easy solutions for the every day things that we do.

I had done freezer meals before but not quite this way. Crockpot Freezer Meals are so simple and so easy. I am loving my crockpot. Sometimes I think I need to buy an extra just so that I have 2 on hand. There are so many things you can make in a crockpot!

Anyway, on to the Crockpot Freezer Meals. If you haven’t read up on what this is all about, start at my Crockpot Freezer Cooking. Then come back and you can get going on the actual recipes.

This is a set of 4 Chicken recipes. You can combine and do more than 4 in one day if you’d like or just do the 4. I did 12 in one day and it was still super easy. I grouped them by meats for organization and planning. If you’d like to do all 12, you can also do my Crockpot Freezer Meals Hamburger and my Crockpot Freezer Meals Comfort Foods.
Freezer Bag Tips:

When prepping your Crockpot Freezer Meals, get your freezer bags out ahead of time. Write the Meal on the bag and instructions. After adding all ingredients, squeeze out as much air as you can, lay flat to freeze.

Cooking Tips:

You may have to adjust cooking times. I cooked all of the chicken ahead of time so all that is needed is for the meals to thaw out and for the other ingredients to cook. That may not take the time stated. All slow cookers/crockpots are also different so just watch your meals and adjust accordingly. Make sure to also check out my Bulk Cooking Tips.

Crockpot Freezer Meals Chicken

Recipes in this Series:

Homestyle Chicken and Rice Soup
Rice and Chicken Hot Dish
Teriyaki Chicken
Zesty Chicken

1. Homestyle Chicken and Rice Soup

Ingredients

1 lb Cooked Chicken Breast chopped into pieces
1 bag frozen vegetables (corn, carrots, beans, peas)
or chopped up carrots, celery, etc
4 T butter
1 box chicken stock (added the day of cooking)
1 C rice (added last 20 minutes of cooking)

Directions

Add chicken, vegetables and butter to freezer bag and freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and place in crockpot.
Add the box of chicken stock and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Add 1 C rice last 20 minutes of cooking.

2. Rice and Chicken Hot Dish

Ingredients

2-3 chicken breasts cooked and diced
1 package dried beef cut up
1/2 lb bacon fried and cut up (or packaged bacon bits)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
4 oz cream cheese cubed
2 C minute rice (add on day of cooking)
2 1/2 C milk or water (add on day of cooking)

Directions

Add chicken, dried beef, bacon, soup and cream cheese to bag and freeze.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw Slightly and add contents to Crockpot
Add 2 C rice
Add 2 1/2 C milk or water
Cook on high 2-4 hours or low 4-6 hours or until done

3. Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

2-3 Cooked chicken breasts cut up into pieces
20 oz can of pineapple chunks
dash of ground ginger
1C teriyaki sauce

Directions

Add all ingredients to freezer bag and mix to coat.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and add contents to crockpot
Cook on low 6-8 hrs or high 4-6 hrs.

4. Zesty Chicken

Ingredients

3-4 Cooked chicken breasts (or you can use Frozen Chicken Breasts)
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Package Cream Cheese cubed
1 Package Zesty Italian Dry Dressing Mix

Directions

Add all ingredients to bag, mix to coat.

Write on Freezer Bag

Thaw slightly and add contents to crockpot.
Cook on low 4-5 hours.
Serve or rice or noodles.

 

Hope you enjoyed the Crockpot Freezer Meals Chicken Series. You can find the printer friendly version here with Shopping list.

About Dawn Wells

Dawn is a stay at home, homeschooling mother of 4. She writes for Blogging Mom of 4, Mommy Needs Her Coffee and Blogging is a Trip.

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Comments

  1. This was a great post ..i printes it for hubby! We are always looking for crockpot meals. My kids love anything chicken ☺ so i think they will love it! Anything i can just leave cook all day without me gets an A+!! Thank you for taking the time to share it!

  2. I love crock pot freezer meals can’t wait to give these a try.
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  3. Awesome post Dawn! I have wanted to do freezer cooking for some time now and just have been to afraid to start. With these crock pot meals though, I think it would be a great beginning step for me! To be perfectly honest…my husband does 99% of the cooking. I do all the baking. I hate for him to come home from a long day of work and then have to turn around and cook a meal. It makes me feel just awful – BUT – to my defense, he still prefers to cook. He loves to cook. I think that using this type of freezer cooking though would help him in the long run to save some time and it’s definitely easy enough for me to tackle. I’m sure he would appreciate the time saved if I can do this for him! THANKS!

  4. This is such a huge help. We do stuff like this and it really makes my days so much less stressful!

  5. These all sound delicious! I especially can’t wait to make the chicken and rice soup for a cold day. Yummy!
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  6. I’m always on the lookout for new chicken recipes -I think I’ll have to try the hot dish next as I haven’t heard of it before.
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  7. The rice and chicken hot dish sounds really good! Thanks!
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  8. Thanks for the recipes these all sound delicious.
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  9. April Stephens says:

    I am going to try this! With ball practice 4 nights a week and church 2 nights, I need an easy out!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Recipes look so good. Thank you for your work. Pinned!

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  11. When prepping the chicken teriyaki do you add the pineapple WITH or WITHOUT the juice to the bag?

  12. I love crockpot cooking! Thanks for the great recipes! These will save so much time!
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  13. Great ideas!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive – we’re focusing on favourite freezer recipes and tips this week, Alice x
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  14. I love slow cooker recipes…thanks for sharing. I will be trying these.
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  15. I love your easy recipes! My ony question is, what is dried beef?

  16. It was time that My partner and i lastly read something worthwile. look forward to your next post!

  17. If you do frozen ck breasts for Zesty Ck, do you still only cook on low 4-5 hours??

  18. Hello, just recently found your site! My daughter & her husband just brought home a baby boy (my first grandbaby!). I wanted to do something to help out and heard about crockpot freezer meals and thought I’d try it. I did the Zesty Chicken and the Teriyaki Chicken. They said they both turned out yummy and helped them sooo much while adjusting to a new baby. Also, my daughter is breast-feeding and neither of those two meals bothered her or the baby. Thanks!

    • Congratulations!!
      That’s awesome. I love making these up, freezing them and then having a meal to take to new moms or when families are going through a tough time. Really makes it easy to grab a meal and lend a hand. I’m glad they worked out well for you!
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