28.6.19

20+ Easy, Freezer Meals: Chicken Thigh Recipes (Stock up when on sale!)

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by Robin

chicken thigh freezer meals


The freezer is a fantastic money saving tool. Stockpiling your freezer with ready to go meals is a genius way to save time and it's also a great way to save money.


We've talked about saving money on food for years - like in our series How to Save Money on Groceries without Coupons.  The steps to save money with freezer meals are simple and could pay off big time:
  • watch the flyers for deep discounts
  • stock up on usually big-ticket ingredients - think protein foods - like chicken thighs
  • make some easy prep freezer meals with your low-cost score
  • pop them in the freezer to make a quick and delicious meal in minutes!

This is our latest collection of freezer meals: chicken thighs!  (You can check out our other collection of delicious and simple freezer chicken meals here - that one features chicken breasts!) 


There's so much to love about chicken thighs.  They are more tender than chicken breasts - plus they pack a bigger Iron punch.  Iron is a common nutrient of concern with children - it's the deficiency I see most often in children in my work as a Registered Dietitian.  Chicken thighs are a tasty way to get more Iron into kids.


So when you find chicken thighs on sale - stock up and try one of these freezer chicken recipes. Not all are created specifically for the freezer, so you can make them any time - but they will freeze well and please your family!  




freezer meals chicken thighs

Chicken Thigh Freezer Meals




Kid-pleasing Jelly Chicken from Frugal Family Times

kids favorite chicken thighs


Greek Chicken Marinade Sheet Pan Dinner from Bites of Wellness
Greek Chicken Marinade Sheet Pan Dinner



Easy Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken from Nibble and Dine
Easy Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken



Slow Cooked Chicken Italian from Fab Food 4 All
Slow Cooked Chicken Italian



Delicious Instant Pot Pad Thai Chicken from Food N Service
Delicious Instant Pot Pad Thai Chicken



One Pan/Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas from Eat More for Less
One Pan/Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas



Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs in Turmeric Greek Yogurt Marinade from Mom Foodie
Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs in Turmeric Greek Yogurt Marinade



Crock Pot Chicken Thighs in Honey Beer Sauce from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs in Honey Beer Sauce



Easy Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs from Play Party Plan
Easy Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs



Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Dizzy Busy & Hungry
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore



Slow Cooker Shawarma Chicken from Daisies & Pie
Slow Cooker Shawarma Chicken



Spicy Korean Chicken from Carmy
Spicy Korean Chicken



Instant Pot Salsa Chicken from Cook Eat Paleo
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken



Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Za'atar from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Za'atar



Thai Yellow Curry Baked Chicken Thighs from Two Sleevers
Thai Yellow Curry Baked Chicken Thighs



Tandoori Chicken from Savory Tooth
Tandoori Chicken



Broiled Asian Chicken Thighs from Slender Kitchen
Broiled Asian Chicken Thighs


Caramelized Baked Chicken Thighs from Recipe Diaries
Caramelized Baked Chicken Thighs



Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken from Slender Kitchen
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken



Southwestern Instant Pot Chicken & Quinoa from Rachel Cooks
Southwestern Instant Pot Chicken & Quinoa


For more freezer-friendly chicken recipes check out our chicken breast freezer meals roundup!


We've got other simple and delicious chicken recipes too:


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