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8 Easy Chicken Freezer Meals

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 Meals that can be prepared in one hour. We ordered 40lbs of chicken from Zaycon Fresh Foods and the hard part was cutting up and trimming the fat off of each piece of chicken.

Each recipe is prepared in a Ziploc bag and put in the freezer until needed. When you are ready to cook the meal thaw it out in the fridge overnight and cook in the crock pot. You can cook while you run errands, at work, etc. and come back to a cooked meal.

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!

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Shopping List

-40 Chicken Breasts

-1 packet of Ranch Dry Dressing Mix

-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

-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 a list of the chicken recipes. Make sure you label each bag before you add the ingredients in as it is easier to write on an empty bag.

 

Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

  1. Thaw out in the fridge overnight.
  2. 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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

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

 

Lemon Garlic Chicken

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1-2 TSP Minced Garlic
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

  1. Thaw out in the fridge overnight.
  2. 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

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Bottle of Italian Dressing

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

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

 

BBQ Chicken

 

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

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

 

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Cups Salsa
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

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

 

Honey Mustard Chicken

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Bottle of Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

  1. Thaw out in the fridge overnight.
  2. 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

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Bottle of Mesquite with Lime Juice Marinade

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag and mush the ingredients together.
  2. Get all of the air out of the bag and close.
  3. Put in freezer until needed.

To Cook:

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

freezer-friendly-breakfast-burritos-507x930Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos are a hit in our house and great for on the go. The cost adds up fast when buying the ones in the store or thru a fast food line, especially with a family of 5. I decided to try making Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos at home. Not only were they easy to make but they are healthier, and less expensive. With just 4 ingredients, I figured it was under $0.50 for each burrito or less if you get the items on sale.

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Ingredients

  • tortillas (I used Whole Wheat if you want a healthier option)
  • shredded mild cheese
  • sausage patties (you can also use turkey sausage)
  • eggs

Other Items Needed:

  • large ziploc bag
  • aluminum foil
  • paper towels

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Cook the sausage and eggs in separate pans on the stove.

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Crumble the sausage into smaller pieces.

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Lay a row of paper towels down and put a tortilla on each one.

breakfast-burrito-process-930x299Add a scoop of eggs, then, sausage, then, cheese. Use as much or as little as you want.

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Roll the tortilla up and then roll a single sheet of paper towel around each tortilla. This will keep everything in the tortilla and keep it from falling out.

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Then, roll each one up in foil.

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Put each burrito into a large ziploc bag and made sure all the air is out of the bag when sealed. Freeze.

To Serve:

Remove the foil from the burrito and put tortilla wrapped in the paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Heat for about one minute. Put the remaining burritos back in the freezer and make sure the air is out of the bag.

You can store the breakfast burritos in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make ahead on a weekend to have on hand for the week.