Freezer Meal Friday: Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Welcome to another Freezer Meal Friday! Back in March, Zach and I did a whole month of freezer meals. Some were duds and others were amazing. Today is an incredibly easy budget friendly freezer meal and probably my second favorite–chicken enchiladas.

These enchiladas were so flavorful. Bonus: they’re easy to make and budget-friendly! (In fact, once I get done sharing the recipes I tried for this series…I’ll tell you how much my whole grocery bill was. You won’t believe it!)

Freezer Meal Friday: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas // Budget Girl --- These enchiladas are delicious, and an easy budget friendly freezer meal. Prepare ahead of time and cook when you're ready!

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 enchilada seasoning packet
  • 1/2 fajita seasoning packet
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • diced onions, peppers, etc. (optional)
  • tortillas, sour cream, and other toppings

Step 01: Add all ingredients to a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken registers at 165°F. There is no need to cut up the chicken or anything, just let it cook in breast form.

Freezer Meal Friday: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas // Budget Girl --- These enchiladas are delicious, and an easy budget friendly freezer meal. Prepare ahead of time and cook when you're ready!

Step 02: Use two forks to pull the chicken apart. Leave it in the sauce, and serve it on warm tortillas.

Freezer Meal Friday: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas // Budget Girl --- These enchiladas are delicious, and an easy budget friendly freezer meal. Prepare ahead of time and cook when you're ready!

The only problem I had with this was that it came out runny. After a day, it got thicker. I’ve adjusted the recipe to remove some of the extra liquid. However, if you run into this problem, you can add a thickening agent to it while looking (like flour or cornstarch). Or you can serve it in a bowl with tortilla chips and pretend it’s a stew. Either way. :P

Freezer Friendly Tips

  • This is probably OK to put in the freezer after cooking, but it will hold its flavor and texture better if you just freeze the raw ingredients before cooking and pull it out when you’re ready to cook and serve.
  • You do not have to completely let this thaw before cooking. Just thaw it enough that it comes out of the bag easily.
  • Can be stored in the freezer for 3-4 months.

Budget Friendly Tips

  • Make this meal cheaper by making the seasonings and enchilada sauce yourself.  Budget Bytes has a great enchilada sauce recipe.
  • Chicken thighs are cheaper than chicken breasts. Make sure to get the boneless kind if you wish the substitute.

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas
Serves 5
These enchiladas are delicious, and an easy budget friendly freezer meal. Prepare ahead of time and cook when you're ready!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
312 calories
15 g
101 g
13 g
31 g
6 g
211 g
1230 g
5 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
211g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Calories from Fat 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
21%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 101mg
34%
Sodium 1230mg
51%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
21%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
7%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound chicken breast
  2. 1 can enchilada sauce
  3. 1/2 enchilada seasoning packet
  4. 1/2 fajita seasoning packet
  5. 1 tsp chili powder
  6. 1/2 tsp paprika
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. tortillas, sour cream, and other toppings
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken registers at 165°F. There is no need to cut up the chicken or anything, just let it cook in breast form.
  2. Use two forks to pull the chicken apart. Leave it in the sauce, and serve it on warm tortillas.
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calories
312
fat
13g
protein
31g
carbs
15g
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