Freezer Cooking: Chicken Chili


Here’s another favorite recipe of my husband’s that has become a regular for freezer cooking during this cold months.  This is our version of the white bean chicken chili found on The recipe currently has a  4.5 star rating from 472 reviews!  There are a lot of ingredients in this chili so it may not save you a ton of money, but it is still cheaper than eating out.  I would estimate it costs around $2-3 per bowl.  I love making it because, for the most part, I just have to dump everything in and since I make a double batch, I get ten meals out of it.  What a time saver!

Warm Bowl of Spicy Chicken Chili

  • ingredients for recipe (see below)
  • crock pot
  • freezer storage containers
Game Plan:

1. Gather ingredients (Don’t forget to double these portions if you want to make extra portions for the freezer)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (18.75 ounce) jar of salsa verde (couldn’t find this at Wal-Marts in MO, had to go to Hy-Vee)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 pound diced, cooked chicken meat
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • cornstarch to thicken the soup to your likeness

2. Heat oil, and cook onion and garlic until soft.

3. Dump broth, verde salsa, tomatoes, chilies, corn, chicken, beans, and spices into the crock pot along with the softened onions and garlic.

4. Set crock pot on high and let boil for 10 minutes.

5. Set crock pot to low and let simmer for 1 hour.

6. Add cornstarch to thicken the soup to your likeness

7. Season with salt and pepper to taste

8. Serve for supper and pour the leftovers into individual containers for the freezer.

9.  Grab and go when you need an easy lunch!

Frozen Chicken Chili

Freezer ready containers of chicken chili: perfect for lunches!

My husband thinks the chili tastes better after it has been frozen and reheated!

Do you use a variation of this recipe?
How did the soup turn out for you?

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