Freezing Marinated Chicken in Bulk

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):

My husband helps me by making a lot of chicken cutlets for each bag. I place about four to five cutlets in each labeled quart size bag.

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).

We can have a delicious grilled chicken dinner within 15 minutes. Now that’s why I spend about three to four hours prepping all is chicken. We take it on vacation, picnics and camping.


This is linked to Tasty Tuesday, It’s a Keeper and Good cheap eats.

Would you invest about four hours to have mouth-watering 15-minute chicken dinners?


8 thoughts on “Freezing Marinated Chicken in Bulk

    1. admin

      Glad you stopped by, I’ll try to get over and explore your site some more after this weekend. Heading to She speaks, so excited.

    1. admin

      Yay, I use the shoe box for thawing, holding bags upright, transporting to the freezer, overnight freezing and of course, shoe box breads! I can’t live without my plastic shoe boxes, lol.

    1. admin

      Leah, I don’t know if you call it genuis, but I call it working smarter and not harder. I’m all about saving time, money and energy. I’m glad you’re finding some recipes useful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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