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Make It Now:
Freeze For Later:
Method 1 (Uncooked): To a gallon-sized freeze bag, add salsa, beans, corn, taco seasoning, and chicken. Seal, squeezing out any excess air, and squish it around until well combined. Freeze.
Method 2 (Fully Cooked): Fully cook and cool the meal. Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Prepare From Frozen:
Method 1 (Uncooked): Thaw completely using one of these methods. Add the meal to the crockpot and follow Steps 2-4.
Method 2 (Fully Cooked): To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours and warm on low on the stove or in the microwave. For a quick thaw, use the defrost setting on the microwave. Follow Step 4 for serving instructions.
Sneaky Nutrition Tip: If you’d like to add some (tasteless) extra nutrition, stir in a 1/2 – 1 cup of canned pumpkin, butternut squash puree, chopped spinach, or frozen cauliflower rice.
How to Make Freezer Meal Kit: If you want to make this a freezer meal kit, freeze the chicken mixture along with a freezer bag of frozen brown rice (here’s how to freeze rice) and a bag of shredded cheddar cheese (here’s how to freeze cheese).
Dairy-Free Version: Simply leave out the cream cheese and any dairy toppings (like cheese or sour cream). This recipe is still yummy without those!
Where We Get Our Chicken: We get our meat from ButcherBox. The chicken is organic and curated from small, trusted farms. We highly recommend this service to source healthy meat–like uncured bacon, wild salmon, and grass-fed beef–and have used it for years ourselves.