Wow,what a bad cooking week for me. I tried two new recipes, neither of which was a winner. It was so bad that yesterday, Jim suggested we eat dinner out. I think he was just ready for a decent meal. To make matters worse, FIF totally slipped my mind. I forgot to go through my recipes last night and write up my post. I'm sitting here on my break trying to figure out what to post since I don't have any of my recipes with me. I was going through the ones in my head, when I thought of this. It's not really a recipe, but it sure comes in handy.
We'll buy those big bags of boneless/skinless chicken breasts at Sam's. We used to buy them all the time, but I've found that the quality has deteriorated over the years. They're not as "clean" as they used to be. I like my meat well trimmed. I found myself with a couple of bags and came up with this method to use them up. Now, I'll buy them whenever I see them for a good price just for this purpose.
How many recipes do you have that call for cooked chicken? I have a ton. If you have to cook the chicken first, it adds a good 30 minutes to your meal prep. Not exactly a time saver.
UPDATE: In Jim's defense, I have to say he NEVER criticizes my cooking. He's always extremely appreciative. I'm the one who declared the recipes thumbs down. The second one was okay at first, but the leftovers were yucky. I also don't vest my self-esteem in my cooking. One of the risks you take when you try different recipes is that they aren't all good. I am confident enough in my cooking ability that I don't take it personally -- unless you're a freeloading houseguest who overstays your welcome by 12 months and never contributes a meal to the household. If that's you, keep your criticisms to yourself 'cause I'll put green olives in any dish I please. ;O)
1. 1 bag frozen chicken (I use boneless/skinless)
2. 1 onion, quartered
3. 2 bay leaves
4. 9 black peppercorns
Place above ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove chicken allowing to cool slightly, and shred. Place 2-cup portions in freezer bags and freeze until needed.
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Past FIF recipes:
Baked Bean & Burger Casserole
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Sausage con Queso and Ro-tel Cheese Dip
Blueberry Multigrain Coffeecake
Old-Time Beef Stew
White Chocolate Snack Mix
Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Soup
Best Bundt Cake Ever
Hot Dog Casserole
Chicken & Rice
Peanut Butter Fudge
Omelets in a Bag
Pulled Pork BBQ