The weather is finally giving us hints of springtime, and I'm definitely enjoying the sunshine!
Recently, my family hasn't been huge fans of casseroles, and especially because winter is ending (which means many of us will be favoring our crockpots over the oven) I've been on the hunt for easy and light "summertime" freezer recipes. All of these have been hits with my family lately - my kids absolutely love chicken, and I'll make whatever Brenna wants to eat these days while we wean her from her feeding tube!
What I love about these three meals is that there is literally no prep involved - just dump all ingredients into a freezer bags and then, when you're ready to eat, it all goes into the crockpot. Freezer cooking made easy - perfect for the busy summer months.
1 large chicken breast
2 T. taco seasoning
1 can corn (or around half bag frozen corn)
1 can black beans
(anything that strikes your fancy can go in - can of diced tomatoes, green chiles, etc.)
Put all ingredients in freezer bag, remove air and seal to freeze. Thaw overnight, dump entire bag into crockpot and cook on low around 4 hours. Shred meat at the end of the cooking time. Serve on tortillas, taco shells, baked potatoes, etc. with all your favorite extras - cheese, sour cream, salsa and more.
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
4-6 chicken breasts
1 bag frozen broccoli
2 jars of Alfredo sauce (16 oz. each)
1 4-oz. can of mushrooms, drained
Put all ingredients in gallon freezer bag, mix together, and remove air and seal to freeze. Thaw overnight, dump entire bag into crockpot and cook on low for around 4 hours. Serve by itself or over noodles.
BBQ Applesauce Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup BBQ sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Put all ingredients in gallon freezer bag, mix together, remove air and seal to freeze. Thaw overnight, dump bag in crockpot and cook on low around 5-6 hours. Serve by itself or over rice.
Bring on light summer cooking!