Chicken Recipes That Freeze Beautifully

Chicken and Green Chili Tamales
Stock your freezer with these amazing make-ahead chicken recipes, featuring freezer recipe favorites like burritos, mac and cheese, stuffed chicken breasts, and of course, casserole recipes! With these preplanned chicken recipes, you've got dinner ready in no time.

Chicken in Avocado-Buttermilk Marinade

Buttermilk marinades work moisture-infusing miracles on chicken, and when you blend in buttery avocado, zesty lime peel, and fiery jalapenos, things get VERY interesting. Pour the marinade over chicken thighs, bag 'em, and freeze for up to four months.

Make-Ahead Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Last-minute guests coming over? You'll be glad you stashed these tongue-tingling, celery-dotted chicken patties in your freezer. Slap the frozen sliders in a skillet, and they'll be sizzling and bun-ready in just 12 minutes! (Psst...make these in bulk. They freeze for up to six months!)

Make-Ahead Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish

Our favorite time-saving sandwich trick: Keeping super-saucy pulled chicken meat in the freezer. We slow-cooked chicken thighs with onions and a jazzed-up barbecue sauce for ultimate Southern-style flavor. Just whip up a quick, fruity relish and grab the hamburger buns when you're ready to serve!

Pad Thai Chicken Burritos

Fusion cuisine direct from your freezer? Believe it! These tasty chicken wraps combine the handheld convenience of Mexican burritos with the sweet, salty, and fiery crunch of chicken pad thai. Keep them on hand in your freezer for up to a month -- if they last that long!

Keeping cooked chicken on hand can save dinner any night when time is tight -- simply add it to pasta, tacos, salads, pizza, or sandwiches for an easy family-friendly meal. Watch as we show you how to boil chicken for perfect juicy results.

Poach Chicken Like a Pro!

Bought a bunch of chicken breasts on sale? Now is the time to poach, shred, and freeze them! Learn our simmering technique for the juiciest, most flavorful results.

Chicken-Vegetable Mac and Cheese

Why stop at regular-old mac and cheese when a few key additions -- broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, chicken, and two types of cheese --are all you need to make this fabulous freezer-friendly meal-in-one?

Caramelized Onion and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Can you think of a tastier filling for grilled chicken breasts than blue cheese and sauteed onions and apples? (We can't, either!) Pull these special-occasion entrees from your freezer whenever you need an elegant dish for entertaining -- or whenever you want to make your family feel special. 

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake

This isn't your ordinary chicken and rice casserole. Featuring asparagus-dotted Parmesan sauce and juicy stuffed chicken breasts over a bed of savory wild rice, this elegant, freezer-friendly chicken bake is in a league of its own.

Gingered Chicken Meatball Soup with Brown Rice and Basil

Keep this warming soup on hand for cases of the sniffles! We infused the tender chicken meatballs with terrific flavor courtesy of garlic, ginger, and green onions, then jazzed up the broth with crushed red pepper and soy sauce. To freeze, just cool the soup and transfer to freezer containers. It'll keep for up to two months.

Thai Chicken

No lie -- 20 minutes of thaw time and five minutes of stir-frying are all you need to get this delicious dish from freezer to table. Then you'll be chowing down on snow peas, sweet peppers, sliced carrots and chicken in a coconutty, peanut-buttery sauce. Put the mix atop salad greens or a flatbread, if you like! 

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Q: What's better than cheesy chicken pot pie in a casserole dish? A: These adorable ramekin versions that freeze like little champs! Keep a stash of these flaky pies in your freezer to satisfy comfort food cravings -- no sharing required.

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

The same tool that gives these chicken enchiladas their incredibly moist filling also makes the process incredibly convenient. (It's your slow cooker!) A little filling and rolling later, and you'll be sliding a dish full of these spicy, cheesy enchiladas into your freezer.

Make-Ahead Chicken-Spinach Calzones

What makes these cheesy, chicken-stuffed pockets such a breeze to assemble? Three words: refrigerated pizza dough. They're just as easy to reheat from frozen: Thaw the calzones overnight, then bake for 12 minutes!

Tandoori Spiced Chicken and Rice Bake

Indian-spiced chicken takes star billing in this freezer-friendly chicken and rice casserole, but we're nominating the veggie-studded rice mixture for best supporting role. Cover the casserole tightly with foil before freezing; it'll be spicy and delicious for up to three months!

Transform weeknight chicken breast into a meal everyone will love. We’ll show you how to bake chicken breast for a flavorful main dish in a flash.

No More Shoe-Leather Baked Chicken

It's all too easy to overbake chicken, unless you know our method. Watch this video to say good-bye to dried-out chicken breasts.

Chicken and Green Chile Tamales

Sometimes only soft, spicy chicken tamales will do. And for those occasions, we keep a supply in our freezer! Made with masa harina and green salsa-spiked chicken, these authentic tamales freeze well for up to a month and are guaranteed to keep Mexican soul food cravings at bay.

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