Freezer Cooking... 6 meals from one package of chicken


Like I previously mentioned in this post: "Prep Ahead for 3 Meals at one time "
I enjoy cooking several meals at once.

It saves time,  saves clean up since you are dirtying the dishes at one time instead of several times.. (yay!), and saves time by having the meals done ahead of time so when you are in a pinch for time, you can get something out of the freezer and place it in the oven to warm it up..  so in my opinion can also be healthier because if you have something ready to go on the days you just don't want to cook or have the time... you can go to your freezer instead of to town for something.


The store was out of my usual chicken tenderloins purchase, and I saw this large
package of chicken breasts..   price was even better, and I decided that I could easily cut it up myself... no problem. 
(and I might also add, it tends to be quite a bit cheaper per pound this way)





So here is the basics of what I used..

- 4.74 lbs of chicken breasts (that I cut into tenderloin slices/chunks)
- 1 bottle bbq sauce
- chicken broth
- 1 bag of nacho chips
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken (or can use cream of mushroom) soup
- picante sauce
- about 1/4- 1/2 cup milk
- seasonings to taste


I cut up the chicken, placed most of it into a large skillet with a little light olive oil to cook until done.

A couple of the chicken breasts that were sliced up went into water/broth to cook for soup/noodles.  And the last of the chicken (another couple chicken breasts) went into a baking dish with bbq sauce to bake.



When the skillet chicken was done,  I diced it up to bite size pieces (however, I found I prefer shredded chicken for this recipe),
then I placed it back into the pan and added the cream soup, picante sauce, sour cream, and milk.   I crushed doritos into 3 pans, added the chicken mixture, and more crushed doritos on top.  (You can see the actual more detailed recipe for this Chips n Chicken Casserole - HERE )

Then 2 of the containers were covered, labeled, and placed into the freezer.
The 3rd container was covered and went to the fridge for supper...
 just warm up, top with shredded lettuce and tomato and serve.



The chicken/broth went into 2 freezer containers which I labeled.. they will be used for future chicken noodles or soup.

The bbq chicken got labeled and is also ready to go as well.




The breakdown..

2 containers of Chicken/broth for soup/noodles.
3 Chicken n Chips casseroles
1 BBQ Chicken

6 meals from one package of chicken that cost less than 10.00.
Dinner ready and 5 extra meals ready to go at any time... that is a good cooking session
in my book.


So do you prep ahead/freezer cook? If so, what are your favorite meals to freeze?





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