Saturday, July 4, 2015

What do you do with 80 pounds of chicken? Part 1

What do you do with 80 lbs of fresh chicken breasts?

Well, you prep 30+ freezer meals, eat a little fresh, freeze some breasts for later and can it!  I ordered 80 lbs of chicken from Zaycon Fresh (my referral name is cmcori).  I planned several chicken recipes that I wanted to try and then did a little grocery shopping.  On pick up day, my friend and I, started in on making freezer meals.  We picked up the chicken at 2pm and spent several hours prepping the chicken and getting meals ready.  The next morning we canned several batches.  The chicken comes fresh so it needs a little "cleaning up."  There is a small amount of fat and little skin still on the chicken. 

Here is what I made:

-Green Chili & Chicken Lasagna (5 meals)

-Cilantro Lime Chicken (3 meals)

-Jalapeno Popper Chicken Taquitos (3 meals)

-Chicken Fajitas (3 meals)

-Chicken Enchiladas (1 meal) & Chicken Enchilada Casserole (5 meals)

-Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce (1 meal)
  -Frozen Chicken Breasts (13 meals)

-Cubed Chicken (3 meals)

-Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole

-Canned Chicken Breasts (24 pints=24 meals)

I will post my shopping list and links to the recipes as I try each one of them. Stay tuned for some delicious updates.

Most of the time I am only feeding two people and sometimes three so I could usually take one recipe and make three trays.  I used the 3-pack trays that measured about 5x7 from the Dollar Tree.


  1. Cori, I made the Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken recipe tonight. It was a hit! Everyone especially loved the potatoes but the bacon really made everything taste good. What should I try next? How about Green Chile Lasagna or Cilantro Lime Chicken?

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  4. Yay! I knew your family would love it. Aren't you glad you didn't leave out the bacon? I have made this recipe and put it in the freezer. If you do this, I would brown the chicken first. Hmmm...what to try next? I would try the Green Chile Chicken Lasagna and make a second batch at the same time and put it in the freezer.