Sarah writes: One thing I’ve picked up along the way is precooking my chicken! I buy split chicken breasts in bulk when they go on sale for $.99 a pound and then cook them on high for 4 hours in a crockpot. I use minimal seasonings so the chicken can adapt to whatever I use it for. Salt, pepper and garlic powder. When it’s finished cooking I shred the chicken off the bone and divide them into freezer bags. I then have cooked chicken to add to soups, enchiladas, tacos, Phillies, chicken dip, etc. It thaws super quick in a hot pot of soup or on the counter.
Also, I’ve marinated boneless skinless breasts in bulk, grilled them, chopped them up and divided them into freezer bags. It makes it so easy to add grilled chicken to pizza, fajitas, or those quick pasta sides like Knorr’s Alfredo pasta, etc. Awesome for a quick meal during the week. That tip I got from my dad! He eats mostly chicken and would grill up a batch of chicken and eat it throughout the month.
Thanks Sarah for these great ideas!!!