Thursday, December 3, 2009

Freezer Foods Friday!

It's Freezer Foods Friday again and this time I didn't forget! LOL  Did you happen to check in Wednesday and get the recipe I posted? The Apple Pecan Scones. Totally freezable!

But now for Friday's recipe...
I have two for you.  Both are chicken recipes.

Balsamic Marinated Chicken
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
4 chicken breast halves - skinned and deboned

In a large bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.  Add the chicken.  Place in a ziploc bag and freeze everything.

When ready to prepare, remove the chicken from the marinade, discard the excess marinade and grill for 8-10 minutes per side or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

Now, I realize some of you reading this are saying, what?!  Grill???  It's snowing outside.  Not in Florida (teehee)  but I use my handy George Forman grill.  Because in Florida, the sunshine state translates to scorching heat state!  and I like my air conditioned state!

The next one is my fave!  It tastes more like Sweet and Sour Chicken but somebody named it Lemonade Chicken so we'll go with that.

Lemonade Chicken
4-6 pieces of chicken
1 six ounce can of frozen lemonade, thawed
1 TBSP. brown sugar
3 TBSP ketchup
1 TBSP vinegar

2 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP cold water

Once again you can put the chicken in a ziploc type bag with all the ingredients and freeze. 
When you want this for your meal, thaw in frige overnight. Place the chicken and mixture in the crock pot.  Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.  Remove chicken from pot, cover to keep hot.
Transfer liquid to sauce pan.  Skin fat.
Combine cornstarch and cold water and add slowly to liquid, while stirring over low heat.
When thickened, serve with chicken over rice.

Some notes:  I've cut my chicken breasts up into chunks and thrown everything in the crockpot.  Turned out fine.   I've even   plopped in  the chicken mixture frozen without incident.  You just need to increase the time when you're starting from a frozen state.

Now, do you have a good make-ahead recipe, or tip?  I'd love to hear it and I'm sure everyone else would too!  If you've blogged about it, then by all means, use Mr. Mclinkey below and invite us to your blog.
I just ask that  you take the button for Freezer Foods Friday and link back here so everyone can enjoy everyone's tips/recipes.

your turn....


  1. We shovel a path to the BBQ in the winter!! Nothing like BBQ in February! Nice recipes!

  2. Hey Lady bug--

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  3. Wow - the lemonade one sounds especially good, never, ever thought of using it with food. Also love the idea that you can freeze the marinade with the chicken so when it de-frosts it re-marinates the chicken - yum and great tips!

  4. pk @ Room Remix
    THANK YOU for these recipes! I love simple and I really like the convenience of making it ahead and just taking it out of the freezer - besides they both sound yummy. Have a good weekend.

  5. Your recipes look amazing! Just stopping by from SITS today :) What a cute blog!!

    My personal blog:

    Nice to meet you!

  6. I've seen a lot of people talking about freezer foods but I haven't tried it myself. I think if I had a bigger freezer I'd be more prone to try it but I might try a small batch sometime soon. Thanks for the great recipes
    Stopping by from SITS

  7. Yum Yum, that sounds de-lish!!!

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a FABulous weekend :O)

  8. Oh, that top recipe sounds amazing!! I would love to have some right now, lol. Your blog is full of goodness. <3

  9. Hello Jeanette,

    First, thank you for your comments on my blog, much appeciated!

    Secondly the lemonaid chicken sounds SO good I'm going to prepare it tonight and make it for tomorrow-night's dinner.

    Love your blog and until next time I wish you good health and much happiness ;-)

    P.S. just as a foot-note here, next week I am going to a house party and asked what the wanted me to bring. I followed with a suggestion that I might bring an activity and ... a treat.

    I mentioned I have an ice cream maker and was going to make some "eggnog ice cream" and she LOVED the idea. So next weekend I will arrive with ice cream maker in hand, for those who wish to take a turn at turning the handle and being part of making some, and a large supply of eggnog ice cream, I will have already made-up this week, for the crowd.

    I love eggnog and making "ice cream eggnog" sounds like fun. Hope it turns out ok; I'll let you know ;-)

  10. Stopping by from SITS and following you now. I can always use more ideas for freezer meals. I love to cook and bake, but haven't really mastered what could be good frozen and what isn't the best idea.

  11. What a fun blog! I'm happy to know of you...and your freezer meals. I'm always trying to think of something new for the freezer besides soup and chicken enchiladas. Thanks! Found you on sits!

  12. Hey there. I love your blog. Freezer meals are wonderful. Thanks for visiting from sits. I'm signing up to be a follower.

  13. Oh man, I'm excited about finding this! I hope to participate next week =D

  14. wow, I wish I had seen this last week when I had tons of chicken I was trying to decide what to do with for freezer meals! I will have to keep this in mind for next time!

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