September 29, 2009
Italian Chicken – What can I eat?
A couple of weeks ago I watched this quick and easy meals video at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. I really liked the idea of buying meat in large packs and freezing some along with other ingredients so it’s ready to cook. The options are open to your creativity. Unfortunately, we can’t just dump in a can of cream of chicken soup, but there are other options.
I gave it a try after buying a big pack of chicken breasts. I used half for dinner one night and the other half I put into a gallon size freezer bag.
I added to the chicken:
- 1 can diced tomatoes (2 might have been better, but that was all I had)
- 1 package Italian dressing mix (the kind you add to vinegar & oil)
- 2 Tb. gluten free soy sauce
To cook the chicken, I took it out of the freezer and hit the bag on the counter edge to break it up a little. I then put it into the crock pot and added about 1/2 cup V8 juice. I started it on high and later turned it to low.
My crock pot runs very high so it got done sooner than I expected. The kids were wondering why we were having such an early dinner, but it was Saturday and my husband was home. I served the chicken with Tinkyada penne, spooning some of the sauce over the pasta. With the leftovers, I decided to shred the chicken and mix it in with the sauce which I actually liked better.
I would love to hear your ideas for things that could be added to chicken or beef and then frozen.
Reminder: Next week has a theme of breakfast food, but the theme is only a suggestion.
Tinkyada is fabulous - all of their products turn out great. I love that you made this with the CrockPot, too. :)
Also, I second the Bragg's and San-J. We love them both!
Jessie at Blog Schmog
Thanks for sharing,
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Links to this post:
Subscribe to Posts [Atom]