I love the idea of convenience foods, but I don’t like the quality or the price. I like making my own sausage, ground beef crumbles, pizza sauce, and meatballs, all for the freezer. I just added something new to my freezer stock – – chicken chunks.
This is the perfect thing to make when chicken goes on sale. Recently, boneless/skinless chicken breast went on sale for $1.49 a pound, so I had to buy a bunch. With some, I made marinades with chicken and froze for a busy night. I froze some plain, and made these chicken chunks.
First, you cut the chicken into bite sized chunks, and season. I flavored the chicken with seasoned salt and garlic powder.
I sautéed the chicken in my slow cooker, but if you don’t have a stovetop function on your slow cooker, just use a skillet. Brown the chicken and finish cooking in slow cooker for about 2 hours, or until done.
Here are the before and after pictures of the chicken. Look how it cooks down! Each vacuum sealed pack is about one pound cooked. Before cooked it was over four pounds.
I then chilled the chicken, and vacuum sealed in bags. I chilled first, because the cold seizes the juices, and I didn’t want the vacuum sealers sucking up the liquid.
This chicken is great for chicken pot pie, pasta dishes, chicken salad, or in burritos. I love dinner helpers!