Garlic Butter Chicken Freezer Meal

Gluten Free

GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC! This Garlic Butter Chicken is a garlic lovers dream!

I love garlic! Are you the kind of person that automatically doubles the garlic in any recipe you try?!

I promise you that wont be an issue for this recipe. Its so good.

This is a creamy garlic recipe easily made dairy free because the creaminess comes from cashew butter.

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Best part of this recipe is that your whole house will smell amazing while this cooks slowly for you all day.

Prep time takes about 15 minutes and then freeze the recipe or cook it right away an impressive mouthwatering dish!

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 Adults
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Bone-In Chicken Thighs, no skin
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (or Ghee)
  • 1 cup Broth (I prefer chicken broth)
  • 1 full ead garlic, cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb frozen broccoli flourets

Cashew Butter (Blend together):

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked 15 min in hot water)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

Directions:

  • Soak Raw Cashews in hot water for 15 minutes. (Hottest tap water should work) Then blend together cashew butter and set aside. *If freezing recipe then at this point go to freezer directions and continue.
  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker except frozen broccoli.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours in slow cooker. Add Broccoli during last 30 minutes of cook time.
  • Remove chicken thighs from slow cooker, shred chicken, remove bones and mix shredded chicken back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and roasted pine nuts, if desired.

Freezer Directions:

  • Label gallon freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions, and expiration date (three months plus todays date).
  • Add all ingredients into labeled gallon freezer bag except frozen broccoli.
  • Freeze for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours in slow cooker. Add Broccoli during last 30 minutes of cook time.
  • Remove chicken thighs from slow cooker, shred chicken, remove bones and mix shredded chicken back into sauce in slow cooker.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and roasted pine nuts, if desired.
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I forgot to thaw my garlic butter chicken freezer meal, now what?

No problem! Pop it in the slow cooker from the freezer and enjoy! If your frozen meal doesn’t fit into the slow cooker try thawing it in warm water for a bit so you can fit your dinner.

Does butter chicken freeze well?

Yes this recipe is designed to be frozen before cooking so that day of cooking you will enjoy this garlic butter chicken recipe fresh and delicious!

Is this garlic butter chicken good for you?

This slow cooker butter chicken recipe is free of preservatives. This is the health dinners we focus on avoiding all preservatives and enjoying clean eating.

What is a good side dish with butter chicken?

Enjoy this freezer meals with some veggies on the side or make some flavored rice to enjoy on the side. Here is a great recipe for roasted veggies.

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