Super Fast Chicken Freezer Meals that are perfect for FAMILIES! Kid friendly recipes that are quick and easy! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Super Fast Chicken Freezer Meals

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I decided to do a round of Freezer Meals this last week!  Originally, Jessica from Pretty Providence and I were going to do them together again, but I had a sick 2 year old and with her having a newborn baby girl, we decided not to risk it.  RSV is popping up all over the place right now in babies… and I didn’t want to chance her Nora getting sick.

All of these meals were pretty much a chicken and a sauce, so they were SO fast to put together.  These are all the type of meals that I will serve with Rice and a quick veggie.  I made 5 new recipes, plus 2 recipes from Freezer Meals from Round #1!  And, I made 2 of each recipe!  So, I ended up with 14 freezer meals in about 1 1/2 hours!  Can I hear a WOO WOO!!

All the recipes are ingredients for ONE Freezer Meal.  So, if you’re doing two, then you’ll need double what the typed recipe reads!

Recipe #1: French Chicken

I got this recipe from my sister, who got it from a friend.  I have made it a ton of times, but this was my first time putting it together for a Freezer meal!  It’ll be nice to have it all ready!  I generally just serve it with Rice!

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4-6 Chicken Breasts (I use the Costco Pouches and generally 3 to 4 breasts is PLENTY for my family of 4)

1 can of Cranberry Sauce (I like Whole Berry best for this recipe)

8 oz of French Dressing

1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Mix Chicken, Cranberry Sauce, French Dressing and Lipton Onion Soup Mix in a Gallon Freezer Ziplock Bag.  After closing, take your hands and smash all the ingredients to combine.

To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting or run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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Recipe #2: Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe is from my mother-in-law!  It’s a recipe that I generally bake, but have made using a crockpot before.  It’s one of my families favorites!

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6-8 Bonesless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce

1 Cup Water

2/3 Cup Brown Sugar

3 Cloves Garlic

A few slices of of Ginger

Add all ingredients to a Freezer Gallon Ziplock Bag!  Don’t stres about trimming up the Chicken Thighs too much, it’s really not needed!  One of the reasons I love crockpotting Chicken Thighs is because the fat melts and only adds to the taste!!  Once bag is closed with all the air out use your hands to mix all the ingredients and make sure the Thighs are sitting in a good sauce!!

To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting OR run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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Recipe #3: Sweet BBQ Chicken

I adapted this recipe from one that a friend shared with me from Just a Pinch Recipes.  If you decide to use a Sweet BBQ Sauce, then you’ll want to reduce the amount of Brown Sugar you use.

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4-6 Chicken Breasts

12 oz bottle of BBQ Sauce

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (I like mine really sweet, so I’ll usually do a little bit more then this)

1/4 Cup Vinegar

1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Garlic Powder

Once the chicken is cleaned, I like to rub it with the Cayenne Pepper.  But, if you’re in a hurry you can just add the Chicken to a Freezer Gallon Ziplock Bag and then add the rest of the ingredients.  Once bag is closed, use your hands to mash all the ingredients together!

To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting OR run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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Recipe #4: Creamy Chicken Italian-O

I got this recipe from Lisa actually!  It’s a yummy one! Enjoy!

CreamyChickenIngredients

4-6 Chicken Breasts

8 oz Cream Cheese

1 Can of Cream of Chicken

1 Dry Packet of Italian Seasoning

Take softened Cream Cheese, Cream of Chicken and Italian Seasoning and mix together in a bowl.  Take cleaned chicken and place in a Freezer Gallon Ziplock Bag and top with the mixture.  After Ziplock bag is closed, take your hands and push wet mixture to cover chicken.

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To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting OR run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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Recipe #5: Cafe Rio Crockpot Chicken

I got this recipe from Chef in Training!

CafeRioChickenIngredients

4-6 Chicken Breasts

1/2 a small bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing

1 Packet of Dry Ranch Dressing (3 TB)

1/2 Cup Water

1/2 TB of Minced Garlic

1/2 TB Chili Powder

1/2 TB Ground Cumin

Combine all ingredients in a Freezer Gallon Ziplock Bag.  Once ziplock bag is closed, take your hands and combine all ingredients together well.

To cook: Take the Freezer Meal out of the Freezer and hour before starting OR run it under some room temperature water for about 30 seconds.  Dump meal in the a Crockpot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours!

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I also made a couple of the Freezer Meal Recipes from Round #1.  I made a couple Worlds Best Chicken Freezer Meals and a couple Garlic Lime Chicken Freezer Meals.  My husband really enjoyed both of those last time!

Recipe #6: Garlic Lime Chicken

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Recipe #7: Worlds Best Chicken

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It feels so good to have my Deep Freezer FULL!  WooWoo!!  I hope these recipes are ones that you and your family enjoy!  Good luck filling up your freezers!

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Comments (102)

  • These were great! I didnt use the crockpot though. Took one out in the AM and cooked covered for one hour on 375 and served over rice. Chicken was juicy and flavorful!

    • When you say took it out, you mean took it out of the freezer in the AM and then cooked in the evening, right? I am wanting to cut the recipes in half, since it’s just the hubs and me; how do you think that would affect cooking time in the oven? Thanks 🙂

  • I’m so excited to try these! Thank you so much for including these! Question though, if its just my hubby and me, if I were to split these in half, would that be enough? My hubby doesn’t “like” leftovers, so I tend to cook every night. Thanks!

    • Yeah, I think that cutting them in half would generally work. Just make sure that you have enough sauce and add the amount of chicken you need (assuming 2 or 3 breasts). Good luck!

  • Have you ever tried them with anything other then chicken? I have venison steak and I think some of the recipe combos would work well with that also.

  • what size crockpot do you use? also, with a 4-6 hour cook time, it doesn’t really allow for a person to turn on the crockpot, go to work, then come back to a ready dinner; so is there a oven temperature and time that would be quicker for an after work preparation?

    • I use a 6 qt sized Slow Cooker. My crockpot allows me to set it to cook on low for a certain amount of time and then automatically switches to warm. So, that’s what I generally do. I would say cook it on 350 for approx an hour (give or take 15 mins) depending on your altitude!

    • You can plug your crock pot into a Christmas light timer and set it to go on and off when you want. Mine isn’t fancy enough to turn itself to warm so I fix everything before I go to work, turn it to low, and set the timer so it is ready when we want dinner. Works like a charm as long as you turn the crock pot on. 🙂

  • Great looking Recipes! I am looking forward to trying them. I also buy my chicken at Costco and I find that each 2 pack is around 1lb each. Do you normally have leftovers? It feels like some of the recipes have A LOT of chicken in them. Just kind of curious what kind of portion you are serving etc (as a reference point for meat to sauce ratio and leftover amount etc).

    • I share the recipes based upon my original sources – but for me personally I use 3 of the Costco breasts or 7 of the Costco thighs per recipe. But, it’s just my, my hubby and our two small boys. I sometimes will throw an extra breast in on the recipes my hubby especially likes, so there are leftovers for him the next day!

  • I love your recipes, want to try more. I cant find the recipes for the Garlic Lime and the Worlds Best Chicken. How can I get them?

    • All the recipes are ingredients for ONE Freezer Meal. So, if you’re doing two, then you’ll need double what the typed recipe reads! Thanks!

    • Some of the recipes we’ll shred up a little and I generally just serve the chicken with a side of rice and veggies. But, you could for sure serve it on top of the rice. That is just something you would decide basked upon preference.

  • I love these but what about the sodium content and additives i would love to come up with meals like this using fresh ingredients.

    • For me – the point of these are to make them easy, fast and something my boys would eat without complaining. We are big rice fans in this house and chicken goes over best with my boys. So, that was my angle. On days that I cook I bring in fresh ingredients. These meals are not being used daily – just more like once or twice a week.

    • I would suggest fresh, but I think if you took a frozen chicken breast and stuck it right in the ziplock and stuck it right back in the freezer it would be okay.

    • We are BIG rice fans in our house – so with these meals I generally do a rice and then just a veggie – corn, green beans, broccoli, carrots. Just something quick and easy of course!!

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