All other meats and chicken are expensive, so letting them go to waste is a shame. Often, consumers purchase and cook these in large quantities and are unable to eat the entire amount before it ruins. Rather than throwing hard-earned money into the trash, you can make this marinated chicken and either freeze it all immediately or cook some now and store leftover portions in the freezer to cook and enjoy later. This recipe will make three to four servings and side dishes and additional ingredients may be added as desired.
You will need:
- 3 whole chicken breasts, frozen
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ cup liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, etc.)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- Large freezer bag
- Baking pan
- Cooked rice (optional)
- Steamed vegetables (optional)
Step 1: Place the chicken breasts and clove of garlic in a freezer bag. Mix the soy sauce and sweetener and pour it over the chicken in the bag. Create an air-tight seal within the bag. You can remove extra air using a straw.
Step 2: Cook the chicken immediately or place it in the freezer for cooking at a later time.
Step 3: Prior to cooking, thaw the chicken for a few hours on the counter or overnight in the refrigerator.
Step 4: Place chicken in a baking pan and cook it in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until done. The chicken may also be cooked for 3 to 4 hours in a crockpot set to high.
Step 5: Serve the chicken over cooked rice, if you wish. Chop vegetables, steam them, and add them to the meal, if desired. Corn on the cob or mashed potatoes are other alternatives. This type of recipe is well-suited for many different kinds of side dishes.