Make Ahead Freezer Meals: Crock Pot Chicken Santa Fe

Make Ahead Freezer Meals: Crock Pot Chicken Santa Fe - Neat Nest Organizing - This no-coook dump-and-freeze meal uses 4 ingredients and is as delicious as it is easy to assemble.  A crowd-pleasing family favorite!

Make Ahead Freezer Meals: Crock Pot Chicken Santa Fe is the subject of today’s Make Ahead Monday Post.

This no-cook, dump-and-freeze Chicken Santa Fe dinner is one of our family’s favorite make ahead freezer meals.  I love the quick and easy process of dumping raw ingredients into a Ziploc bag and freezing it for dinner later in the month.  Once it is thawed, it cooks all day in the crock pot and is ready for a fuss-free, delicious meal. 

This recipe only uses FOUR ingredients.

Chicken Santa Fe ingredients - Neat Nest Organizing

4 – 6 boneless chicken breasts, 2 cans black beans, 1 can corn & 1 large jar of Salsa.


Place the chicken in a labeled gallon-sized freezer bag. Add corn (drained) & beans (drained & rinsed).

Chicken Santa Fe - dump ingredients in bag - Neat Nest Organizing


Seal the bag; squeezing as much air out as possible. Place bag in 9×9 pan; freeze.

Chicken Santa Fe - freeze bag in a 9x9 pan.  Pop out when frozen and stack neatly in freezer. - Neat Nest Organizing

TIP: Once bag is frozen, pop out of pan and stack neatly in freezer for 4 – 6 weeks. (See example here.)


TO SERVE: Thaw completely. Place contents in greased crock pot. Add salsa & stir to combine.

Chicken Santa Fe - serving day!


Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Chicken Santa Fe in crock pot.

TIP:  You can make rice ahead and freeze it!  (Here’s how.)


Plate your meal and enjoy!

Chicken Santa Fe on Plate - Neat Nest Organizing

Happy Make Ahead Freezer Meals Monday!

🙂 Robin

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