It has been two weeks since I conquered 80 pounds of chicken. I have also had a chance to try a few of the recipes. Many of the recipes I found on Pinterest. I have linked each recipe to it's respective website (if possible).
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Taquitos
started out by putting 4 of the giant chicken breasts into my crockpot.
I cooked them on high for 4 hours. I added a little extra water (next
time I would use chicken broth). The chicken ended up sitting on warm
for another hour. I shredded it and made about 10 taquitos. They
were delicious but I was running out of steam so I used the rest of the
shredded chicken in a couple of enchilada casseroles and then froze a
cup or two of the shredded chicken to use later. This shredded chicken
had great flavor. I plan to make it again and use it in enchiladas or
Cori's Enchiladas & Enchilada Casserole
made a 13x9 inch pan of Chicken Enchiladas using the recipe I created
myself. This meal is a favorite around my house. It is the recipe that
is most requested by the kids. We cooked this pan up and ate it right away.
also made 3 pans of Chicken Enchilada Casserole using the same
ingredients and layering them into the pan rather than roll the
tortillas into rolls. I used shredded chicken that I cooked in the
crockpot. I cooked 4 of the giant chicken breasts in the crockpot with a
couple of jars of home-canned salsa for 8 hours and then I shredded it
with a fork.
Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce (1 meal)
made this meal the first night because I was dying to try it. It
tasted like a gourmet meal. We ended up having plenty for leftovers. I
used 3 chicken breasts. I froze a couple of pieces of the leftover
chicken because I wanted to find out if this would be a good freezer
meal. I will let you know soon!
Frozen Chicken Breasts (13 meals)
did a quick freeze using a cookie sheet and 24 of the chicken breasts. I
froze them for about 4 hours so that I could use my Food Saver and not
have the juices get sucked up. I made 8 packages with 3 breasts each. I
also split some of the breasts into smaller pieces and created 5 other
bags. When I pull these out of the freezer I can do anything with them.
Cubed Chicken (3 meals)
Zaycon Fresh Chicken has to be trimmed up a bit so as I was trimming I ended
up with some smaller pieces of chicken that could be used for tacos,
enchiladas, pesto, etc. I decided to keep this separate from the rest
and I bagged it up in one or two cup portions. I even browned a cup of
it so I can pull it out of the freezer and it is ready to eat or add to a
Canned Chicken Breasts (24 pints=24 meals)
I used my Presto Pressure Cooker and the recipe from my Ball Blue Book
for Canning and Preserving book to can several chicken breasts. I used
about 21 breasts to get 24 pints. I opened two jars the next day so we
could try this and I was feeding four people. I made a quick little
Chicken Salad for sandwiches. I added a little chopped onion, bell
pepper, carrot, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. It was delicious.