Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oven baked ranch chicken strips

I find it really hard to pass up fresh chicken breast when it's on sale. A few weeks ago Tyson hormone free chicken was priced at $1.77 a pound. You bet I snagged a bunch of that and put some away in the freezer! It's a treat to actually have a piece of meat that isn't diced and cut up at our house, but I still make this meat stretch by cutting it in strips. Less waste and it cooks a lot faster, too.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
Servings: vary
Cost: for breading only approx $1.00

Chicken breast cut into strips (varies)
1/2 cup butter melted ($.50)
2 cups bread crumbs ($.25)
1 package of ranch seasoning mix ($.50)

Dip chicken breasts in melted butter and then coat with a mixture of the bread crumbs and seasoning. Bake immediately at 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet until meat is no longer pink (25-30 minutes).

To freeze: Place coated chicken strips on a cookie sheet and place into freezer until meat is solid. Transfer to a freezer bag. When ready to cook take frozen meat and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

*When frozen individually like this it's easy to pull out a few strips at a time for salads**


Tisha said...

So that is where all the chicken went... ha! :)
You have encouraged me to start researching frozen meals more. I think it would be wonderful to get a months worth of cooking done in one...LONG day!!

Shannon said...

Thank you for this recipe. I am definately adding it to next months cooking plan!