Frozen Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless 4/10lbs Bags (Packer)

Pacific Food Distributors

Regular price $66.95

Brand: Packer

40lbs of Chicken

One of the biggest chunks of my food budget, is meat {and unless you are a non-meat eater, I’m sure you’re in the same boat}. While you can shop sales and markdowns, or barter with neighbors, one of the best ways to save on meat is buying in bulk.

This time I picked up 40lbs of chicken.  So you know what that means: I’ll be elbow deep in chicken all day. While it might seem like quite the task, I love that I can process the chicken, cook some of it and make a bunch of freezer meals all in one day. It really saves so much time in the long run.

Here’s what I plan to do with it:

Process it. The first step is to trim the fat off the chicken and cut it if necessary. A bunch of the chicken will be placed in freezer bags in preparation of recipes to come. I put 3 breasts per bag because I know that’s what my family of 4 eats when using chicken as my main protein in a meal. Adjust that according to your family size.

Of course freezing chicken this way means I still have to come up with a recipe, but I’ve already saved so much time by having the chicken processed and bagged up exactly as I need it. So I can pull it out, throw some sauce on it and throw it on the grill. Just eliminating a few steps saves time.

Shred it. I’ll also throw a bunch of chicken in my slow cooker and let it cook while I’m processing the rest. I’ll fill my 2 favorite crock pots with 8 chicken breasts each and add a batch of my DIY Taco Seasoning to one of the crock pots and let them cook on high for about 4 hours. When the chicken is done, I’ll season the other crock pot with salt and pepper and shred it in my stand mixer. Then I’ll bag up the shredded chicken to freeze for soups and all sorts of meals.

Freezer meal it. My favorite thing to do when I get bulk meat is to make a ton of freezer meals. I’m already slaving away in the kitchen, so busting out a few meals makes perfect sense. I’m not sure who the inventor of the freezer was, but he single-handedly changed my life {and the life of pretty much every meal preparer I know!}. Freezer meals are the coolest thing since sliced bread {probably even more awesome than that because, really, how hard is it to slice your own bread?! Way easier than cooking a whole meal from scratch!}.

Specifications

  • Grade A chicken
  • Minimally processed
  • Ideal for home and foodservice use
  • Approx. weight: 40 lbs.
  • Keep refrigerated or Frozen
  • Cook thoroughly to 175°F