It’s a weekday night and you’re pulled in so many directions that thinking about dinner could push you over the edge. Setting aside some time to plan and prepare meals to stash away in your freezer not only saves sanity, but cuts grocery costs drastically, too.
Invest in some inexpensive slow cooker liners for recipes that include sugary ingredients (honey, barbecue sauce, etc.) and you’ll also save time and energy on cleanup. While many of these easy Crock-Pot freezer meals include delicious sauces that pair well with pasta or rice, they can create quite a mess in your slow cooker.
To complete these Crock-Pot freezer meals without any additional kitchen prep, keep veggies and rice in your freezer that can be steamed quickly in your microwave. For a delectable finishing touch, bake up some buttery crescent rolls or biscuits and your meal is complete.
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1. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Source: Damn Delicious
For this crowd-pleasing recipe, you’ll need to assemble ingredients (omitting sesame seeds and green onions), toss them in gallon-size plastic baggies, lay them flat in your freezer, and simply thaw the night before. Then add sesame seeds and fresh green onions for garnish.
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2. Crock-Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken
Source: Food, Fam, Crafts, Fun
Make this spicy chicken into sliders or a salad with garnishes like red onion, bleu cheese, ranch dressing, or tomatoes. Try using this chicken in quesadillas for a twist on a favorite!
3. Creamy Italian Crock-Pot Chicken
Source: Living Well, Spending Less
Comfort food is so satisfying after a long day — make a few of these to have on hand for cold nights in the busy weeks ahead.
4. Creamy Crock-Pot White Chicken Chili
Source: Lovely Little Kitchen
Combine your ingredients and freeze a big batch of white chicken chili. Add toppings like fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, and crushed tortilla chips before serving — this is a creative twist on traditional chili.
5. Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken
Source: One Good Thing
This Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe is perfect for picky eaters and those with food allergies. Lemon and garlic pair well with nearly any side dish or vegetable.
6. Crock-Pot Raspberry Chipotle Chicken
Source: Ari’s Menu
This Raspberry Chipotle Chicken recipe is perfect for sandwiches, salads, nachos, or eating straight from the fridge.
7. Crock-Pot Orange Ginger Chicken
Source: New Leaf Wellness
Serve with rice or rice noodles and this is by far the easiest dinner you’ll make all week. Bonus, this recipe comes with five other recipes for Crock-Pot freezer meals and a shopping list.
8. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies
Source: Damn Delicious
Recipes that combine a protein, a starch, and a veggie save time, and this recipe does just that. It doesn’t specify that it’s a freezer recipe, however there’s no reason why preparing and freezing ahead of time wouldn’t work perfectly. It’s best to thaw the night before and add your ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning.
With just three ingredients, this vibrant slow cooker chicken recipe is easy to make in a pinch. Take the heat up a notch (or don’t, it’s up to you!) by replacing mild salsa with the spicy variety.
10. Crock-Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Source: More Like Home
Included in a collection of Crock-Pot freezer meals is this recipe for Hawaiian chicken. It’s full of flavor and the slow-cooked pineapple is delicious.
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