Meet The Freezer Friendz!

Freezer Friendz was started in March 2008 by friends who were looking for a way to simplify dinnertime in their homes.
The "Friendz" currently include Amy, Beth, Jackie, Jake, Jen, and Wendy. We meet once a month with our co-op to trade prepared freezer dinners with each other. We make the same dinner 6 times, then trade - yielding each of us 6 different dinners for the month, even though we each only cooked one recipe! We rotate our recipes among the following categories: beef & pasta, beef no pasta, chicken & pasta, chicken no pasta, soup/stew/chili and "other" (anything that does not fall under the previously listed categories).

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tuscan Style Chicken by Jackie

*adapted from original recipe by Once A Month Mom http://onceamonthmom.com/hellmanns-tuscan-glazed-chicken/

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. diced roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • Assembly:
    Trim all fat from chicken breasts.  Flatten chicken breasts to 1/4" thickness.  To do this, I lay a large piece of Glad Press 'n Seal on my counter.    Place 4 breasts on top.  Cover with another piece of Press 'n Seal.  Seal well around the edges.  Pound meat with a meat tenderizer.  (I'm sure you can tell - Mine is over 20 years old!)  Move chicken to a tray lined with waxed paper.  I ran out, so I had to use foil.  Foil works, is not ideal for later steps.
    Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Spread evenly on top of all 6 chicken breasts. 
    Place tray in the freezer and flash freeze the chicken.  This means, leave chicken in freezer until each piece is individually frozen.  Place chicken breasts in a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  Label and freeze.
     
    Serving Day:
    Take out the number of chicken breasts that you would like to cook.  Place them in a baking dish.  If any of the topping is stuck to bag, try to add it to the top of the chicken breasts.  Thaw completely.  Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. 
     

    3 comments:

    1. Flavor was great! Thanks again for the split portions for us.

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    2. These were great and I loved the individual portion sizes.

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    3. Very good...always love freezer to oven recipes!

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