Chicken Freezer Friendly Main Dish

Lemon Glazed Chicken

This is the result of the Lemon Glazed Chicken from my freezer session of chicken way back when.  It was really moist and flavorful.  And of course spraying the pan, throwing it into the oven and baking was a breeze.  Chicken breasts are on sale again this week at Schnucks for $1.99!  Time to stock up!

I used tenderloins here because they were 99 cents a pound at Shop N Save so I wanted to use them up.  But breasts will work too of course – just take a little longer in the oven.

Lemon Glazed
yield 3 servings

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 5 minutes
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tb. soy sauce (or more, I like soy sauce low sodium varieties)

1.  Mix the flour and pepper together.  Dredge the chicken in it and then place on a cookie sheet.  Flash freeze just like freezing cookie dough balls.  You could skip this step if you want and it will turn out just fine.
2.  In a  medium bag:  mix the butter, honey, juice and soy sauce.  Freeze.
3.  To Cook:  Thaw everything.  Spray a 9″x9″ baking pan and put in the chicken.  Pour the marinade on top and bake 350 degrees until the chicken is 165 degrees – or about 20 minutes for tenderloins and check 30-40 minutes for chicken breasts.  Timing has a large range depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.

Recipe from Don’t Panic!  Dinner’s in the Freezer  – they have some cute recipes in here.  They aren’t all stellar, but the freezing technique is great.

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