This is a great time-saving tip to prepare chicken for meals. If you try this, I promise you can cook your family a delicious meal quicker than going through a drive-thru, and your family will think you are amazing. I have been doing this for years. When you have your chicken already cooked and shredded, and stored in the freezer, you can pull it out of the freezer and make a meal in about 15 minutes. Think about all the meals you can make quickly. A chicken casserole, chicken tacos, chicken soup, and many other dishes can be made in about 20 minutes. Also, this makes it so easy for your spouse or an older child to prepare supper.
Preparing freezer meal can take a whole entire day. I have found that this way works so much better for me.
I will usually prepare about 8 chicken breasts at a time. I place the chicken in a crockpot and let it cook 4 to 5 hours on low. Do not overcook your chicken because you are going to reheat it or cook it again.
after it has cooked for hours, I will remove the chicken and place it in my mixer. Your chicken can be hot or cold, it does not matter. Use the paddle attachment.
Turn it on low to medium for only a few seconds for chopped chicken, and mix for a few more seconds for shredded chicken.
TaDa!! Perfectly shredded chicken in under one minute!
I place the chopped chicken and the shredded chicken in freezer bags and place in my freezer. Be sure to label your bags of shredded and chopped chicken so you will know the difference.
When I am ready to cook, I remove my chicken from the freezer and defrost in the microwave or run the bag under hot water. Here is a quick idea, you can put the chicken in a pan with BBQ sauce and have BBQ chicken sandwiches in about 5 minutes. Also, I defrost my chicken and heat a tortilla with chicken and cheese and have chicken quesadillas in 5 minutes. I like to put small amounts of chicken in bags and make myself a chicken salad for lunch. I am telling you that this is a game-changer! Preparing supper sometimes causes stress on the cook so anything to make mealtime less stressful is a win for me!
Try this time-saving tip to prepare chicken for meals and let me know what you think!