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Here’s one of my family’s all-time favorite chicken recipes. The instructions include directions for preparing ahead of time for the freezer. So if you find chicken on sale at a good stock-up price, you can take advantage of the sale prices and have this delicious meal waiting in the freezer for a busy evening later in the month.If you want to bake without freezing first, be sure to allow at least an hour or two to marinade in the refrigerator.
MARINATED LIME CHICKEN (from Frozen Assets Lite & Easy)
6 chicken breast portions (about 8 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 limes (or 4 tablespoons bottled lime juice)
4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
9 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons basil
Preparation:Squeeze limes into a medium sized bowl. Stir in vinegar, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper. Place chicken breast portions into labeled freezer bags. Pour lime sauce over top; seal and freeze.
To Serve:Thaw completely. Pour marinade into small saucepan. Heat to boiling. Place chicken pieces into shallow oven-proof dish. Pour boiled marinade over chicken. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Serve hot, sprinkled with fresh basil sprigs if available.
I hope your family likes this recipe as much as my family does!
Deborah Taylor-Hough, author of the bestselling Frozen Assets cookbook series
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Before three out of the four of us could no longer eat it due to assorted food allergies and sensitivities, this recipe had become my go-to meal for Easter brunch — they’re actually quite elegant looking and they taste heavenly. (more…)
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I like to keep pre-cooked chicken breasts in the freezer to use for heating up for easy, no-fuss meals. I also cut up pre-cooked and frozen chicken meat for using in salads and soups.
Another easy summertime cooking idea is to marinate chicken pieces by putting the chicken with the marinade directly into a freezer bag and then freezing them together. The chicken marinates while it’s freezing and thawing, so after it’s thawed, I can just throw the already marinated chicken onto the grill or under the broiler for an easy, delicious meal. This method also works well with chunks of chicken breast marinated and then baked/barbequed on skewers.
I also like to make up a bunch of pre-shaped hamburger patties, frozen separately between sheets of waxed paper for easy cooking. Just put the frozen patties — unthawed — into a frying pan or under the broiler and cook ’til done.
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