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.
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.
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