Freezer Meal Recipes: Pecan-Crusted Chicken Strips
Easy Pecan-Crusted Chicken Strips Freezer Meal Recipe!
I recently decided to start a little freezer group with some ladies on my street. I personally haven’t been in a group before and there are lots of great reasons why I wanted to try it out now. (Some of the other fabs are already pros! See their great tips on how you can start a freezer meal group.) I will go into more detail about how and why I decided to organize our group in a future post. For now, I want to share this great freezer meal recipe…
These chicken strips are easy to put together and easy to bake. They have a great honey-mustard flavor and pecan/panko breading. You don’t even need a dipping sauce if you don’t want one. My whole family loved them, so this freezer meal recipe is a keeper and I will be making them again. And I’m sure the other families in the freezer group will love them too.
First, I rinse a bunch of fresh, raw chicken and slice each piece in half horizontally so they are not quite as thick. Then cut the chicken into strips lengthwise, and divide it into bags. Keep in mind that you don’t want to thaw and re-freeze meat before cooking it, when possible. It is best to start with fresh not-frozen chicken OR to keep frozen chicken frozen during the prep.
Then whisk together the simple, but delicious, sauce and divide it into the bags with chicken.
Measure the panko and pecans into 1-quart bags. (I grind up the pecans in my food processor.) Stick the panko bag and the chicken bag into a labeled 1-gallon bag and that’s it! Just fold over the top inch or so of the chicken bag and it will fit right in there. It is helpful to freeze the meal while it is lying flat in order to save space in the freezer.
Recipe from Fix, Freeze, Feast
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