Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sweet & Sour Chicken Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals!

Made with love,

For the busy people, elderly, and working parents of today.

 

Here is what you need.

The containers $1 at the dollar store for a pkg of 3

A marker to write the name & date of the meal

 

Today I'm going to show you a sweet and sour chicken freezer meal.

 

Cooked Basmati rice, cooked carrots from Brookfield Gardens PEI, Chicken from a local Farm Gate small producer named The Egg Man of Hunter River, PEI.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

Cook rice set aside, cut and cook carrots set aside. Cook chicken in a slow cooker - cool and refrigerate overnight.

The next day make the sweet and sour sauce.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  1. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  3. 1 Tablespoon of ketchup
  4. 1/2 cup of pineapple juice/chicken stock/or water
  5. 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  6. 1-2 Tablespoons of light soy sauce
  7. 2 teaspoons of cornstarch stired into 2 Tablespoons of water.

I double this recipe easily. Place 1-6 in a pot on medium heat and bring to just before a boil. Mix 2 tsp of cornstarch with the 2 Tbs of water. Pour into the sweet and sour sauce and cook until thickens, then cool.

 

Cut up the chicken into cubes.

Fill your containers with the cooled rice/carrots and then add the sauce to the cut up chicken and put it into the containers. Label the lid with the name and date and heating instructions ex: thaw in fridge, heat 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Enjoy from Grandma's Afternoon,

Cindy

 

3 comments :

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a great idea Cindy. It isn't something I'd normally do but handy to just take something out of the freezer and cook. Your recipe for the 'sauce' sounds good! Have a great week.

Nikita Puri said...

WOW.....!! I have honour my grandmother by gifting a piece of great grandmother necklaces on mother’s day.

Denise said...

Cindy ,When I saw all the meals I thought it looked like a ton of work but when I looked at the recipe it really looked doable.Great idea and so good to visit You and catch up, it's been a long while.Blessings-Denise