Sunday, May 3, 2015

Freezer Chicken Meals

I have been excited to spend a day making meals to have on hand in the freezer.  Little did I know I would be able to prepare 5 chicken dinners in less than an hour, including clean up time!

Before we get to the recipes I want to just share a few tips that will make this process easy.

1. Fold over your Ziplock bags and they will stay open and stand up on their own
2. Have your sharpie ready to label bags
3. Take every ingredient out ahead of time
4. If you have more than one set of measuring spoons, utilize them. That way you don't have to wash between ingredients.

All of these recipes are for use with 3-5 chicken breasts and can be cooked in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours or baked in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.

Hawaiian Chicken

1 cup red Russian dressing, or Catalina dressing
1 packet onion soup mix
1/2 cup apricot preserves

BBQ Chicken

12 oz bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar, I used cider vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Sticky Chicken

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp ketchup

Chicken Hurry

1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp onion soup mix

Lemon Garlic Chicken

2-3 cloves minced garlic
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp dried parsley
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper

When they are all done I cannot explain to you the satisfaction you will feel! Also, look how compact they can become to fit nicely in your freezer.

I am one step closer to becoming a suburban soccer mom. 

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