Freezer Meals: Crispy Cheddar Chicken
Freezer meals are great to have on hand because they stop you from being tempted to get takeout, on those nights you don’t feel like cooking a meal from scratch! This freezer meal recipe for Crispy Cheddar Chicken is super simple to make and you end up with two meals.
- 1.5-2 lbs. Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless
- Ritz crackers, 16 crushed (Any type of buttery cracker will work)
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced (missing from photo)
- 1-2 scallions or green onion tops, sliced thinly
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
Freezer Supplies Needed:
- Disposable foil pans
- Sharpie marker, black
*Note: The pans I used I bought at Walmart in a 3-pack and they came with lids. You can easily use aluminum foil, freezer bags or other freezable containers.
I was able to get 8 chicken pieces out of 3 chicken breasts.
Crispy Cheddar Chicken Directions:
Step 1: Pound the chicken breasts so they are about 1/4-1/2 inch in thickness. (If you don’t have a meat mallet, use can use an ice cream scoop like I did)
Step 3: Take 16 Ritz crackers and crush them. Put them into a medium size bowl, add the minced garlic, sliced scallions or green onion tops, shredded cheese and the seasonings (salt and pepper). Mix everything together.
Step 5: Melt the 4 Tbsp. of butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Dip each chicken piece into the melted butter, then dip the coated chicken piece into the cracker mixture, coating both sides. Lay aside until all chicken pieces have been coated.
Step 7: Write on the container or bag: Crispy Cheddar Chicken, the date it was frozen and these instructions: Bake at 350° for 30-35 mins. Serve with any type of potato, rice or other vegetable.
*Note: Bake the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.