Thursday, March 8, 2012

Freezer Cooking: Honey Garlic Chicken

One of our favorite meals around here is honey garlic chicken in the slow cooker. But the best thing about it? You can have it ready in the freezer, ready to dump into your crockpot without adding anything to it! Isn't that exactly what you want in a freezer meal??

Honey Garlic Chicken

1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 or one thigh per family member)
3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup  soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey

Use a 4-quart slow cooker (if using a 6-quart, this will cook faster. Check after 3 hours on high, 5 hours on low). Put the chicken into your cooker. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, then pour evenly over the top. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4.

To freeze: Load all the ingredients into a freezer bag (raw chicken, the sauce ingredients) and then freeze. Thaw the bag overnight in the fridge, then plop the ingredients into your cooker for a fast morning plug-in.

I recommend writing the instructions on your freezer bag. That way you won't be searching the internet at 6am to remember how long to cook it. :)

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