When chicken goes on sale for 1.99/pound or less, I pounce on the opportunity and stock my freezer.
I bought ten packs of this and marinated about forty pounds of chicken with my favorite three freezer marinades (recipes with tutorials follow):
I use handy dandy plastic shoeboxes to store the bags upright when filling.They hold my chicken in the freezer until they are frozen solid and then I remove later.
Once I fill the bags with flavorful marinades and squeeze the air out, the bags lay flat in my shoe box and I transport them to my freezer for overnight freezing.
12 -24 hours later, I remove this shoe box and stow the bags anywhere. This box is necessary for freezing flat. I have three of these in my kitchen at all times. I use them for a thawing box, transporting box, and 5-minute bread box.
When we’re ready to grill chicken, I thaw several of these quart bags in my thawing box over night. I don’t have to marinate chicken for months because I’ve got enough chicken to feed an army in my freezer (a crew of six for about five months).
Would you invest about four hours to have mouth-watering 15-minute chicken dinners?