Jan 7, 2013

More Freezer/Crock Pot Meals

Were you waiting with bated breath?

I thought so.

More crock pot meals to make ahead of time and freeze:

Honey Bourbon Chicken
(Although there's not really bourbon in it. Got your attention, though
Great flavor and can be served on rolls or over rice.

4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
2 C. honey
*I thought that was excessive so I use 1 c. honey and 1 c. brown sugar. Because I'm cheap frugal like that.
1 c. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 c. ketchup
4 T. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. diced onion
1/2 t. red pepper flakes.

Split the above between two gallon Ziploc bags and sprinkle with salt and pepper, remove as much air as possible, seal and freeze.

When ready to place in crockpot, take out the soup mixture and add 1/2 c. water directly to the bag. Pour into crockpot and cook on low 3-4 hours or high 2-3 hours. Low is best and can be cooked longer than 4 hours if needed. About 30 minutes before done, take out a few T. liquid and add 2-3 t. cornstarch. Mix and then add back to crockpot and stir to thicken sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve over rice or shred meat and serve on rolls.

Chicken Fajitas
Can use beef instead. I was naughty and used half the amount of chicken but compensated with shredded Mozzerella cheese. My family loved me.

4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
2 cups sliced onion
2 red peppers sliced in half circle slices
2 green peppers sliced in half circle slices
2 t. chili powder
2 t. cumin
1 package fajita seasoning mix
1 can chicken broth
Juice from one lime

Split the above between two gallon Ziploc bags and sprinkle with salt. Remove as much air as possible and seal. In a separate bag, add 8-10 tortillas and seal. Place both bags inside another gallon Ziploc bag and seal. Freeze.

When ready to place in crockpot, take out the soup mixture and add 1/2 c. water directly to the chicken bag. Pour into crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high 2-3 hours. Reserve the tortillas in the fridge or on the counter. Low is best and can be cooked longer than 4 hours if needed.

Serve as a casserole or wrap in tortillas and stack side by side. Top with more cheese and some of the sauce. Bake until cheese on top melts. Big hit in my family.

3 comments:

Kim said...

These sound yummy. I bet we'll be making both of them real soon.

Tonia said...

I needed a chicken recipe for tonight and I happen to have the ingredients! Woot!
What happened to you coming to live with me. Did the snow all melt? If you leave now you can make it in time for Bourbon Chicken....well, you can make it in time for leftover :)

A Musing Mother said...

Tonia - I'm snowed in. Seriously had a blizzard blow through. In fact. I think it's still snowing. It is miserable!