I love time savers in the kitchen. I’m kind of bewildered as to why I’ve never shared these easy marinated chicken packets before because I make them ALL the time!
When the large packages of boneless skinless chicken breasts go on sale at the grocery store, I buy a few of them – and then pick up some of my favorite marinades while I’m at it. When I get them home, I prep them for these convenient little freezer packets.
Allowing the chicken to freeze inside the marinade & then thaw inside of it when you’re ready to eat makes the most flavorful & tender chicken fillets you’ve ever had! I use a variety of marinades, & then label accordingly with ziploc bags before freezing.
You can place the whole fillet inside the freezer bags, but I prefer to slice the tenderloins off of them first and bag them separately for chicken tenders later.
So, simply just place your family sized portions of chicken in your freezer safe bags & pore about 1/2 a container of marinade in each one.
I squeeze the air out the best I can, and stack them up flat in my freezer. When I plan on making chicken, I just thaw one of the packs & bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes.