Easy Chicken Recipes for the Freezer

 


Start your week out right with easy chicken recipes for the freezer!

After being sick the last couple of days it reminded me to be more prepared with a few freezer meals in my freezer so I thought I would share a VERY EASY way to add a few meals for those emergencies or busy weeknights!

We eat a lot of chicken since I buy it in bulk.   The following are main dishes made with boneless,  skinless chicken breasts.  You could buy a couple of packages of frozen chicken at your local grocery store on sale and make these dishes for future use.  It will take you less than an hour to prepare these meals to put into the freezer!

Baking instructions for all meals:  Thaw completely.  Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  Use as many chicken breasts as your family will normally eat at a meal.

 

Chicken Surprise

Take boneless,  skinless chicken (still frozen),  put into a 9×13 pan (aluminum is great for freezing)  cover with a few strips of bacon,  sliced mushrooms, and 1 can of cream of chicken soup.  Press 4 cloves of garlic into the soup first and stir.  Cover and freeze until ready to use.

Unthaw,  Bake,  Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve on curly or bow tie pasta..or whatever kind you wantSmile

Mexican Chicken

Take boneless,  skinless chicken breasts put in 9×13 pan and top with finely chopped onion,  sprinkle with 4 cloves of minced garlic.   Put a  “finger” of cheese on each piece.  Cover with medium or mild salsa. 

Unthaw,  Bake,  Serve with  Mexican rice.   (easy Mexican rice..any kind of rice with some taco seasoning mixed in..tomato’s if fam likes:)

Parmesan Chicken

Take boneless,  skinless chicken.  Dip in egg or milk.. Dredge (dip) in an equal mixture of Italian bread crumbs and freshly grated parmesan cheese.  (Add a little lemon zest and a few cloves of garlic to bread crumb mixture for extra incredible flavor).  Put in 9×13 pan and freeze.

Unthaw,  Bake,  Serve with pasta and tomato sauce side dish

Teriyaki Chicken

Take frozen , boneless, skinless chicken and put into freezer bag.  Add Yoshida’s Gourmet Teriyaki Sauce,  a small splash of vinegar,  4 cloves of freshly pressed garlic and 1/2 finely minced onion..if you want.   Pour over chicken.  The chicken will marinate when unthawing.   Put in freezer.

Unthaw,  Bake.  Serve with rice.

Chicken Salad

Poach (boil) Boneless,  skinless chicken breasts.  Chop chicken and store in baggies for chicken salad,  chicken soup,  etc. 

Chicken salad:  Add lite mayo,  1 teas.  REAL lemon juice,  splash of Worcestershire sauce,  chopped walnuts,  and coarsely chopped apples or grapes to chicken.  I sometimes add Dijon mustard too:)  Serve on crusty bread or croissant..or any bread you want!

Chicken soup:  Put cooked chicken into a large pot with 1 large can of chicken broth.  Add chopped veggies,  pasta or rice.  Season as desired..I use a little Thyme,  Basil,  a little pepper..

 

One added hint..These can also be made in a crockpot Winking smileexcept the Parmesan Chicken and Chicken Salad.

 

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    • says

      Hey Hi Donna! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you could use these..for sure anything to make life easier :) Have a great week! Blessings to you!

    • says

      I’m so glad! Yes, this is a really way easy way to have some freezer meals planned for those hectic days:) Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings!

    • says

      Most definately you could. I think they would all taste great with Turkey..I suppose that’s a matter of opinion though! :D Thanks so much for stopping by Kristen!

  1. says

    Yum, chicken salad is my favorite! Grapes and walnuts are one of my favorite combinations, but sometimes I add a little bit of hot sauce and cream cheese for a spicy kick.

    • says

      Mmmm..hot sauce and cream sound deeelish! I’m going to have to try that. I love hot sauce :) Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by!
      Blessings Ana!

    • says

      Hi Full Time Mama! I’m glad you like the recipes and oops sorry about the link up..I was in a hurry to get the door :( Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Blessings!

    • says

      Woo Hoo..congrats Charise! Yes these will be quick and easy for him to stick in the freezer! Maybe I better do a quick freezer plan for you though since you don’t eat Chick..let me know and I’ll make up something else :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

  2. says

    hi!
    i just wrote a post about menu planning, and i used chicken pretty much every monday night!
    thank you for these, they will be great! please check out my site, http://sterlingandfish.com
    i don’t get very many visitors and would love to get any feedback!
    thank you!
    leslie

    • says

      Hi Leslie! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m glad these little recipes were of help to you! I stopped by your blog and you have a great post on Menu Planning..For some reason I couldn’t leave a comment..sorry Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings!

    • says

      You are so welcome! Buying chicken in bulk is the best :) I just got a fantastic recipe from you for Creamy Chicken Bacon Chowder..my mouth is watering! Can’t wait to make! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings Mrs. Jen B.

  3. says

    These all sound yummy! I haven’t made chicken salad like you describe here in so long. My husband wouldn’t eat it. I really like chicken salad with grapes and apples. Thank you for these suggestions. I think boneless chicken breast is my favorite meat, because you can do so much with chicken.
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    • says

      Hi Angela! I’m glad a couple of these might work for you :) You could always make yourself chicken salad like that..tee hee :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

    • says

      Hi Brandina! I’m so glad that these were helpful! It is great to serve a homecooked meal and so much easier when we have a couple of freezer meals in the frig prepared for the week:) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings! :)

  4. says

    I’ll be making ALL of those. Except I’ll have to keep the mushrooms on my half. Le sigh. Zee urchins and Daddy are picky peoples. They say “There’s a fungus amungus” whenever I try to serve them at a meal.
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    • says

      Hi Cham! I’m sorry you were down with the flu :( no fun! It’s great to have few meals in the freezer for sure for these hard times or when we are just soooo busy! I also have some other freezer meals you might enjoy with Ground Beef :) Also VERY Easy :) Thanks for stopping by and blessings to you!
      Glad you are feeling better :)

  5. says

    This is awesome! Having just recovered from two brain surgeries this year I can honestly say that cooking ahead is the WAY TO BE when you know you’re gonna be incapacitated for ANY amount of time. Thanks so much for sharing! =)
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    • says

      Hi Foodnatic! Wow!! 2 brain surgeries..you are amazing! Hope you are doing well! Yes those freezer meals can save our lives for sure..literaly ;) Thanks for stopping by!!
      Blessings!

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