Make your Own – Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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I hate cooking and strive to make meal preparation as quick and easy as possible. When shopping for my groceries, I plan to have about 1 hour when I return home to do some prep. This is something I do regularly. If you have taken my “Saving Time & Money in the Kitchen” class, you know
I like to have things ready and simple.
Below you will find the recipes for some make-ahead Chicken Slow Cooker Freezer Meals. Preparing these is just one of the things I do to save time during the week/month.
Prep the bags, freeze, then pop into the slow cooker in the morning…et voila, supper ready 4-8 hrs later and no standing around the stove!
 
Before you start:
 
  1. Place your ingredients on the counter with a mixing bowl for each recipe.
  2. Label freezer bags with Recipe name, date and any additional instructions.
  3. Leave meat in the refrigerator until you are assembling the packs.
 
With all of these recipes, I have included measurements for 2 freezer packs to serve 2 adults. If you require enough for 2 adults and 1 child, you can use the same sauce measurements, and simply add another chicken breast or thigh. If you are looking for meals for 4 or more, simply adjust measurements to accommodate.
 

Quick Chick

Label Freezer Bag: Quick Chick, Date, 6 hours in slow cooker on low.

 
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 pkg Onion Soup Mix
  • 4 Chicken Breast or Thighs
  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Divide chicken into two freezer bags, and pour 1/2 sauce over each.
  3. Remove air from bag, seal and freeze flat in freezer.

 

Orange Chicken

 

Honey Garlic Chicken

 
 

Sesame Chicken

Label Freezer Bag: Sesame Chicken, Date, 6 hours in slow cooker on low.
Serve with rice and steamed veggies.
 
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3/4 tsp ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4 Chicken Breast or Thighs
  1. Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken to the two freezer bags, and pour 1/2 sauce over each.
  3. Remove air from bag, seal and freeze flat in freezer.

 

Taco Chicken
Label Freezer Bag: Taco Chicken, Date, 6 hours in slow cooker on low. Shred chicken to serve.
Serve in taco shells with sour cream, grated cheese and any other topping you would like.
 
  • 1 medium jar Salsa (choose Mild, Medium or Hot to your taste)
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 4 -6 Chicken Breast or Thighs
  1. Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken to the two freezer bags, and pour 1/2 sauce over each.
  3. Remove air from bag, seal and freeze flat in freezer.

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Here are a few additional time-saving tips I share in my seminar:

Ground meats are easy to fry up with seasoning or onions and freeze in portion sizes. Then when you want to make tacos, Chili, Shepard’s pie, etc…the cooked meat is ready and it’s one less pan you need to clean!

 
~ Cook your Chicken for salads, fajitas or casseroles ahead of time. I buy chicken in bulk packs and cook it up in the oven in 2-3 dishes with different seasonings. Once cooled, I slice it up and freeze in freezer bags for future meals. Salads are made into a meal by simply taking a pack of cooked chicken out and thawing in the microwave!
 
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2 thoughts on “Make your Own – Slow Cooker Freezer Meals”

  1. I do a lot of the same things you do. I make meals ahead and freeze them. For my salads though, I buy the 1 kg of frozen chicken breast strips from Superstore. They're already cooked and they're excellent in salads and stir fry. I find it a much easier way for me 🙂

  2. I precook my hamburg and freeze it and when needed just have to go to freezer and pull out a bag and I also buy cheddar cheese when on sale and shred it up and put in freezer bags,when needed its ready.Like you I find it so much more easier when cooking supper,Im going to try some of your recipes,they sound yummy.<br /><br />

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