Freezer Cooking:How To Shred and Freeze Chicken

Posted on 03 April 2011 by noelskitchen



My Philosophy on Freezing Cooking

There are very few times I don’t freeze. Some foods won’t keep as long as others, but most will freeze quite nicely for a reasonable period of time if packaged properly. To save space in your freezer, buy containers that will stack easily; freeze food in them and put one on top of another. Who says spaghetti sauce has to be frozen in a stand up container? It will freeze just as well and actually thaw faster if it is lying flat on a try inside a sealed zip-loc bag.

Make-Ahead Cooking Session

This morning’s cooking session started with a main ingredient that will be used for 3 different meals this week-Chicken. That may sound like a lot of chicken for the week, but when it’s on sale, I stock up and freeze. Three meals on the menu for the week are Chicken Pasties, BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and  Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas.

Freezer Shredded Chicken

I slipped two large bar pans of seasoned chicken breasts in the oven this morning while I continued prepping and cooking vegetables for my pasties. I seasoned it simply with salt, pepper and steak seasoning with garlic powder and then baked at 375° for about 45 minutes to an hour. The chicken was done by the time I finished with the vegetables and my homemade mushroom soup (recipe featured in this month’s newsletter.) It cooled while I cleaned up the kitchen, and then I shredded it, bagged it and stowed it in 2 cup portionsin the freezer. I reserved enough for my homemade chicken pasties. ( This recipe also to post later.)

Next Up: Weekly Meal Plan (Breakfast~Lunch~Dinner April 3-9, 2011)

Print Friendly


If you liked my post then,

Subscribe to this Blog via Email:

Click here to Subscribe to FREE email updates from "Noel's Kitchen Tips", so that you do not miss out anything that can be valuable to you and your blog!!

0 Comments For This Post

    7 Trackbacks For This Post

    1. Chicken Tortilla Soup Says:

      [...] Seasoned Chicken Breasts, shredded 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, pressed 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and [...]

    2. Timesaving Tips For Meal Planning Says:

      [...] prepare dry breadcrumbs, shredded cheese, and toasted nuts to freeze.  This tip also works for freezing chicken, beef or pork ahead of [...]

    3. Noel’s Kitchen Tips Best Recipes and Kitchen Tips In 2011 Says:

      [...] Freezer Cooking:How To Shred and Freeze Chicken [...]

    4. 5 Tips For Easy Meal Planning Says:

      [...] spreading them out for the month or simply just through the week. I can do the same thing with shredded chicken or shredded beef and pork. Don’t forget to get ideas from the [...]

    5. Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos Says:

      [...] If you find that ground beef is not on sale, you could use ground turkey, shredded beef or shredded chicken. [...]

    6. Calorie Goals and a Weekly Menu June 9-15, 2013 Says:

      [...] Quesadillas using make ahead shredded chicken– simple recipe to make; it’s affordable and a dollar stretching [...]

    7. Chicken Salad Sandwich Wraps Says:

      [...] the beginning of the week, I simply cooked chicken breasts in the oven with just a little bit of salt and pepper to shred for lunches and dinners throughout [...]

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge




    Subscribe To My Busy Mom's Newsletter
    Email:
    For Email Newsletters you can trust

    Advertise Here
    Advertise Here

    RELATED SITES

    • A Busy Mom's Kitchen Store On Amazon Choose small kitchen appliances, cooking utensils and more!
    • Store High Quality Kitchen Tools and More!
    Proud member of FoodBlogs
    This blog is protected by Dave\\\\\\\'s Spam Karma 2: 9154 Spams eaten and counting...

    © 2009-2013-2013 Noel's Kitchen Tips All Rights Reserved -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright

    Social links powered by Ecreative Internet Marketing