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8 Easy Chicken Freezer Meals in One Hour

These 8 Easy Chicken Freezer Meals done in one hour will save you time throughout the week when you don’t have time to prepare dinner!

There’s comes a time where we all get busy in our lives and some nights there is no time to prepare dinner. For those busy nights, I have come up with 8 Easy Chicken Freezer Friendly Meals that can be prepared in one hour. 

Each recipe is prepared in a Ziploc bag and put in the freezer until needed. When you are ready to cook, thaw in fridge for 24 hours and cook in the crock pot. You can cook while you run errands, at work, etc. and come back to having dinner ready. To make this easier for you, I have created a free printable shopping list with all of the ingredients for each recipe and a free printable of each recipe.

Download the FREE Shopping List and Recipes HERE!

freezer meals ingredients

Freezer Meals Shopping List

  • 40 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 packet of Ranch Dry Dressing Mix
  • Brown Sugar (For Keto use Swerve Brown Sugar)
  • Small Jar of Minced Garlic
  • 1 Bottle of Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 Bottle of Italian Dressing
  • 1 Bottle of Red Hot Wing Sauce
  • 1 Bottle of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce (For Keto use G Hughes)
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 Bottle of Mesquite with Lime Juice Marinade
  • 1 Bottle of Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce
  • Butter
  • Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Jar of Salsa
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 8 Ziploc Storage Bags

Below is the list of the chicken recipes. Label each bag before you add the ingredients as it is easier to write on an empty bag.

Teriyaki Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts (cut up into pieces)
1 Bottle of Teriyaki Sauce
1 Cup of Water
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Crock Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce
1 oz Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
2 Tbsp Butter

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Lemon Garlic Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
1-2 Tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Parsley Flakes
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 on high.

Italian Crock Pot Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
1 Bottle of Italian Dressing

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

BBQ Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts (cut up into pieces)
1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
2 Cups Salsa
Salt and Pepper to Taste

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Honey Mustard Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
1 Bottle of Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Mesquite with Lime Juice Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
1 Bottle of Mesquite with Lime Juice Marinade

To Cook: Thaw out in the fridge overnight. Dump the ingredients out of the Ziploc bag into a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

30 Comments

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  • Conswaylo
    April 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    How long can these meals stay frozen?

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    • Alison
      April 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      If they are wrapped and stored properly they can last 3-4 months.

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  • Marjie
    May 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    this would be even better if you have a meal sealer you can get all the air out and it will last even longer.

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  • Amanda
    July 28, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Are you supposed to cut all the chicken up or leave some whole chicken breasts?

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    • denise
      November 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Amanda this was my question as well

      Reply
  • Michele
    December 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Can’t you just dump the meal into the crockpot while still frozen?

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    • S
      December 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. If I cook mine while I am at work I need it to cook longer than that and thought I would start it frozen.

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    • Kim
      September 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      I always dump frozen chicken in the crock pot and set timer for the day. Some recipes are 6 hrs on low and others take 7-8 hrs on low.

      Reply
  • Kristina
    January 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Do these have to be cooked in a crackpot? Or could I bake them or cook them in a skillet?

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    • Kristina
      January 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Crockpot**

      Reply
  • Shelley
    January 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    How many servings in each recipe? My apologies if it is listed – I scanned and couldn’t find it, but I could just very well have missed it. Thanks.

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  • Sarah
    January 31, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Wondering about how many servings? And also do you serve these over rice or what are your suggestions..?

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  • Gail
    March 8, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I see that the recipe for teriyaki chicken calls for cut up chicken, are the other recipes cut up or is the chicken breast left whole?

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    • Alison
      March 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      The others are left whole unless it says to cut it up. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  • Glenn Blouin
    June 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Quick and simple recipes! Thanks for sharing…?

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  • Maree Plane
    June 23, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Its a shame there was no picture of the meals so I won’t bother saving them 🙁
    Maree Plane

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  • Chanda
    June 26, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I think these are great. It would be really easy to pair say the salsa chicken with some refried beans and corn tortillas for one meal, or the Asian chicken with some rice and steamed veggies. I love how easy you made things, I think it would definitely save time in the kitchen and also money on the grocery budget.

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  • Lucy
    July 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Great ides, thank you for taking the time to put all of this out for us, im pinning 🙂

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  • Katelynn Hegedus
    August 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Hi, Just letting you know I’m linking here on my blog post for Freezer Meals.

    Thanks for the awesome post!

    Katelynn

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    • Alison
      October 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks so much.

      Reply
  • Crystal
    October 28, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    What do you sever with each chicken meal?

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  • […] 2 BBQ Chicken […]

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  • BillyJo
    June 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    One bottle is very unclear. Do you have an oz amount?

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  • Heather
    June 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Can you add veggies and other stretchers to these before you freeze them? If so, will that affect the cooking time?

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    • Alison
      June 22, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Yes, you could add veggies to these recipes.

      Reply
  • Anonymous
    February 6, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Could you do these in the instantpot?

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    • Alison
      February 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Yes, they can.

      Reply

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