This easy make ahead slow cooker meal is really quick and easy to put together and it tastes great too. Make one for dinner and the other two for meals later on. Having a few meals made ahead and in the freezer is such a great way to save time and money on those days when you just don’t have time to cook or for that matter think straight. The only thing you need to do is pop a dinner in a cold crock pot, turn it on and make rice before you eat. So quick, so easy and gentle on the budget.

Crock Pot Coconut Thai Chicken A Make Ahead Freezer Meal

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 cans coconut milk
  • 3 TBSP sriracha leave out if you feel it is too much for you I made it WITH and our kids could eat it
  • 6 TBSP pesto
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 boneless thighs
  • 3 1 gallon freezer bags


  • add a can of coconut milk to each bag
  • divide the next four ingredients evenly among each bag
  • seal bag and mush up to mix well
  • use scissors to cut the chicken breasts in 3-4 strips and each thigh in half
  • divide the cut up chicken between each bag
  • press out the air and seal well
  • write on the bag what it is and how long to cook
  • To Cook: thaw overnight
  • place in crock pot cook on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8
  • shred when done if desired
  • stir in 1 Tablespoon fish sauce before serving
  • serve over hot rice


makes 3 meals each bag needs 1 TBSP of fish sauce stirred in during the last 15 minutes of cooking you will need hot rice to serve it over