Thursday, June 30, 2011

8th Ward's FABULOUS Freezer Meals

Mexican Chicken
2 lbs. Frozen boneless, chicken breasts o tenderloins
16 oz. Jar salsa
2-3 Cloves fresh garlic, pressed
1/2 C. chopped onion
1 can black olives, drained and sliced (optional)
1 can of black beans

Place frozen chicken into gallon freezer bag. Add remaining ingredients.
Squeeze air out of bag and freeze. Chicken will marinate as it defrosts.
Place either in crockopt or 9x13 pan. If cooking in oven, thaw, baked uncovered
at 375 for 45 min, or in crock pot on low for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken, if juice is
too runny- thicken with cornstarch. Season with salt and pepper to taste. serve
on tortillas as burritos with rice, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.
*Can use boneless pork

Teriyaki Chicken
2lbs. Frozen boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloins
10oz. Bottle teriyaki sauce
1TBsp vinegar
2-3 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
1/2 C. onion, chopped
1/2 C. lg. can pineapple tidbits
1 green pepper, cut in chunks (optional)

Place all ingredients into gallon freezer bag, squeeze air out of bag and freeze.
(Thaw if cooking in oven). Bake uncovered at 375 for 45 minutes. or n crock pot for 4-6
hours. Cut cooked chicken into small chuncks. If juice is too runny -thicken with cornstarch.
Serve over rice or noodles.
*Can use boneless pork

One Dish Chicken-in-a-Bag
3-4 Chicken Breasts (cut up in 2 inch chunks) Or Whole CHicken
5 Potatoes (peel and cut in chunks
2 cups baby carrots
1/2 cup onions- chopped (optional)

1 8oz. Cream cheese- softened
2 cans Cream of chicken soup
1/2-1 can milk
1/4 cup dried parsley
Mix together in a bowl, and add chicken, potatoes, carrots and onoins.
Season w/1tsp. Garlic salt 1/2 tsp Pepper and salt to taste

Pour into a Large oven bag, secure the end and put a 9x13 pan. With a
sharp knife, cut several slits on top of bag, allowing steam to escape>
Bake for 1 1/2 hours @ 350 or until the potatoes are soft.( I will squeeze
a potato, and if soft - it's done)
* If you are feeding a arger family, just add more chicken and potatoes,
and add another can of soup.
**If using a whole chicken, seasoning the chicken, then put chicken in
the bag first, then add the mixed ingredients around the chicken.

Double Chocolate Brownies
1pkg.(18.25oz) brownie mix(plus ingredients to make "cake-like brownies")
2 C. cold milk
2pkgs.(3.4oz. each)white chocolate instant pudding or cheesecake flavor pudding
2 C. thawed, frozen whipped topping(Cool Whip or generic brand)
2-3 toffee bars - coarsely chopped(Scor or Health Bars)
Additional whipped topping

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9x13 pan w/ vegetable spray. prepare brownies
according to pkg to make cake-like brownies. Bake and cool. In another bowl
mix milk, pudding, and cool whip. Spread over brownies, then add another
layer of cool whip and sprinkle with toffee pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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