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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