June 20, 2017

Chicken Crockpot Meatballs.

I started making these last summer. I prefer chicken meatballs to beef ones, but it's worth noting that Scott is not a fan. I usually make them, freeze them, and keep them on hand in case we need a quick  dinner. And then I'll *usually* eat them when he's away or working late.


I use 1 T. each of the dried herbs. And I would not recommend the Kraft brand of parmesan. It just happened to be on sale and I'd never had it before. I would go with Sargento. 

This is how I put it together. I don't measure, but it's about half a cup of cheese, and half a cup of each type of breadcrumbs.

Mix it up and form them into meatballs. Put them on a plate and stick them in fridge for about an hour (at least) to firm up. This keeps them together when they cook. 

I used a cast iron pan to brown the meatballs. Medium heat, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Then you pile them into a crockpot, pour a jar of sauce over the top (Newman's was on sale), and cook on low for about 8 hours. 

After they're cool, divide them up into freezer bags. You should label yours. I can never be bothered to do that and it never works out well. 

Store them in the freezer and pull out as needed to defrost in the fridge. I usually just heat them up in a saucepan and eat them with a mixture of spaghetti noodles and zoodles with mozzarella on top. 


  1. I really wish I liked meatballs - they had them as one of the meals last night at the hotel and someone asked how I could be human and not like them. I guess because I'm not a big spaghetti fan and that's usually where they get their start.

  2. This reminds me to make some meatballs for the freezer.

  3. Yummy, we love meatballs. Never thought to cook enough for the freezer!

  4. If I can find bread crumbs without soy in them, I'm totally making these. I think I'll use ground turkey, though. I haven't used my spiralizer in a bit and I was just thinking I needed to pull it out!

  5. Anything involving the crockpot is a huge win for me! These looks so good.

  6. Meatballs are are the tastiest thing. My daughter likes it very much.

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