This week I give you a lovely crockpot freezer meal — BBQ chicken. But not just your typical pulled BBQ chicken to stuff in a bun or tortillas — this one is loaded with veggies. I love that! A BBQ chicken that is more dynamic and complex, yet still incredibly simple.
This was part of my large crockpot freezer meal batch that I made a few weeks ago. I’ve gone over this before, but every few months I make a big batch of freezer meals to make my life a bit easier (this month I did it with my sister-in-law — we were making them for my other sister-in-law who is about to have a baby, aka I have another nephew on the way and I can’t wait to meet him!!!)
So I came home to this meal after a long day at work and when I walked into my building I could smell the barbeque sauce from down the hall. Simply irresistible! Chris and I were so happy with the meal — served over rice — a completely satisfying meal to enjoy :)
Crockpot Freezer Meal: BBQ Chicken with Veggies
Adapted from Mama and Baby Love
- 1 large sweet potato, chopped (peeled or unpeeled — either works)
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, sliced (or 1/2 bag of baby carrots)
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
- 1 bottle of BBQ sauce
- Put all the ingredients into a gallon sized freezer bag. I suggest double bagging this one because there are a lot of ingredients. Lay flat to freeze.
- When ready to cook, take out of the freezer the night before and place in the fridge. If it’s still too frozen to get out of the bag in the morning, place in the microwave for 5 minutes on defrost. (You can also put it in the microwave on defrost for 7-10 minutes if you forget to defrost it in the fridge.)
- Place in crockpot and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
- Serve over rice.
My Two Cents
Make crockpot meals. That’s really the best feedback I can give you ;) You will be so grateful you put in 3-4 hours to make 5-6 meals!
Here are the other crockpot freezer meals I have on the blog: