March 4, 2011

This Week’s Freezer Cooking: Chicken

Last year when I went back to work full-time I decided that freezer cooking would save me a lot of time. I have done a little freezer cooking before with freezing leftovers and such but now I try to be more intentional about it.

Sometimes freezer cooking depends on my level of energy or time that I have but many times it depends on sales.  Whenever I see a good deal on ground beef I know that I can precook and preseason the meat for quick dinners.  The same goes with chicken. 

Last week Harris Teeter had their whole chickens for only $.59/lb.  I went on Monday before the sale ended and purchased two chickens.  I boiled the chickens, picked off the meat, and put the torn chicken into meal portioned containers.  Here’s the fruit of the labor:

I ended up with enough chicken for at least four dinners.  With this chicken I can make chicken casserole, chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, chicken enchilada chili, chicken stew, and many other dishes. 

Cooking with sale items saves time and money.  Do you cook for the freezer?


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