Chicken Oreganato for the Freezer

Here’s a slightly modified recipe from a cookbook that helps me get tasty meals in the freezer, Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer: A Second Helping of Tasty Meals You Can Make Ahead. I have sung this book’s praises in previous posts, and this is another keeper recipe! The best part about this recipe, it’s CHICKEN and not ground beef! (My freezer is full of ground beef meals right now. I need some variety!)

3 lbs cut chicken pieces (great place for the .59 / lb chicken sale this week!)
4 medium potatoes, cut into medium chunks
4 Roma or plum tomatoes, quartered
1 large onion, cut into medium chunks
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c fresh oregano, coarsely chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

To make for the freezer just mix everything in a large bowl. Stir until it’s all coated. Place chicken and veggies in a freezer bag. Freeze.

To cook:

Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken and veggies in a large roasting pan – put the chicken on top of the veggies (skin side up, if your meat has skin). Roast until chicken juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours for skinned chicken pieces, or less for boneless, skinless meat.

Yum! What’s your favorite freezer friendly chicken meal recipe?

I’m sharing this at Ultimate Recipe Swap, What’s on Your Plate, Fresh Bites Friday and Fight Back Friday.


    • says

      I’ll let you know,Kathy. I’ve actually never frozen it. It’s very tasty when prepared fresh, and I hope that since the recipe came out of a cookbook specifically for Freezer Meals – it will all work out!! :-)

    • says

      Yum!I hope you liked it!! I have a couple bags of this frozen in my freezer right now for quick meals, too. I thought it cooked up pretty well from a frozen state. Although, I have heard you should not freeze potatoes. I thought they were fine. :-)

  1. says

    I just found your blog through the Boost Your Blog challenge and I immediately went for the Freezer friendly recipes section. I haven’t started freezer cooking yet but I’m slowly collecting recipes.

    This would be a great change in our menu. I think I’ll freeze the meal without the potatoes and then add them once the dish is thawed.
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    • says

      I think it’s a good idea to freeze without the potatoes. Alternatively, you could boil them for 1-2 minutes before you freeze as well. This post is on my re-do list. It might even be an example for the Boost Your Blog Series! Thanks for commenting.


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