I have yet to delve into freezer cooking, but that's probably not too far off into the future for me. I don't have a lot of time in the morning to prep food, and there is no way I'm getting up earlier to cook! One of the awesome blogs I follow, Stacy Makes Scents, had a post last week about 6 crock pot freezer meals. They all used chicken, which is good for me cause I've started buying big bags of chicken quarters and freezing them into smaller bags for individual meals. You can find the blog post here.
Here's the recipe I used the other night:
Italian Chicken Stir-Fry
- 2 Chicken breasts
- 1 Bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables.
- 1 bottle of reduced calorie or fat free Italian dressing (You can make your own homemade Italian dressing! ~Stacy)
My chicken (I used leg quarters, not breasts, since that's what I had on hand) was frozen, and so were the stir-fry veggies, but everything wasn't frozen together (since I don't do freezer cooking - yet). That morning, I threw the chicken, veggies, and Italian dressing in to the crock pot and went to work.
|When I opened the crock pot lid and saw this, I got a little upset....looks pretty gross, huh?|
After work, I whipped up some rice (I don't do minute rice, we just buy the regular white rice in bags, but it only takes 10 minutes or so) and supper was done! It was a good thing, too, since the farrier came that evening to trim my horses' feet so I didn't get inside until close to 8 (and we usually try to eat around 7).
|Much better. This was after draining off all the liquid and tearing up the chicken into chunks.|
|The final result. Yum!|