Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts for $1.69/lb is an excellent time to stock up.
I typically buy ten packs and marinate 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 at least two quart bags in my thawing box over night. I always cook extra to make convenience chicken (cooked and frozen) for future salads, wraps and pasta.
We can have a delicious grilled chicken dinner within 15 minutes. It can also be pan sauteed, baked or slow-cooked in a crock pot. Now that’s why I spend about three to four hours prepping all is chicken. We take it on vacation, picnics and camping.
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).
What’s a stock-up price for chicken in your area?