Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Works for me Wednesday - Cooking and Freezing Chicken

I am all about doing things when I have the time to save the time when I don't have time...if that makes any sense :). I love to have cooked meat in my freezer to throw into recipes so I don't have to take the time to cook it when I want to make it. I do this with ground beef, which I posted about a few months ago.

Here is the chicken version:
I took this 6.5 pounds of chicken and separated it. I pulled out 6 chicken breasts and cooked in a non-stick frying pan with no oil.
When it was cool, I diced it a put it in a bowl.

I then put it into meal sized portions (about 1 cup) into ziploc baggies. I also took some raw chicken breast and put into a freezer bag 3 pieces for a meal to barbecue, bake, or whatever. For the rest of it I made Apricot Chicken. This is a recipe we eat a few times a month, so I have it all made so I can thaw it and put in a baking dish and bake. I put all of the cooked, cubed chicken in small ziploc bags, then pull all of those into a 1 gallon freezer bag. When I am cooking, I just grab what I need.

So, that's what I do with my chicken and it works for me!

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Mrs. C said...

Nicely Done! :)

Sherry said...

Definitely makes it easier in the long run. :D Great job!

Erin K. said...

I love doing this! We are getting a chest freezer soon and I can't wait to fill it up with goodies. Is it sad that I get so excited about meat in the freezer? ;-) Well, I guess it isn't so much the meat I get excited about - it's the time and sanity saved. You can't beat that!

The apricot chicken sounds good - I'll have to add that to my list recipes to try out!

These Four Walls said...

I don't have a freezer yet and I want one so badly. One of these days I'll find a deal that I can't pass up!

SavingSomeGreen said...

Sorry - that was me. I forgot I was signed in under my personal blog profile. I really do want a freezer!


Kelly said...

Ok, so now I need some good ideas of what to do with all that precooked chicken! ;-)

SavingSomeGreen said...

Kelly, watch for an upcoming Works for me Wednesday post!


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