I just got my box of Zaycon chicken last week – 40 pounds of chicken with no added hormones, additives, or artificial ingredients, fresh from the processor.
I’ve used my chicken in lots of different ways:
- canned – I love having canned chicken on hand, but I still have plenty from the last time
- flash frozen – Trim the fat off, lay them out separately on a cookie sheet, freeze, and then throw them in a Ziplock bag and grab one or two out as I need them. They defrost so much faster this way.
- bulk frozen – I’ve thrown fresh breasts into ziplock bags and frozen them that way, not the best cause they’re hard to use when you need them but sometimes this is all I have time for!
- pre-cooked and cut – Cook it all in the crock pot in batches, shred or dice, and freeze.
I went the pre-cooked route this time. I really need fast, easy to use meat these days for last minute dinners. My meal planning has gone out the window lately…
I cooked 6-8 breasts at a time, put them in the fridge to cool overnight, and then cut them into cubes with kitchen shears. I put about 1 breast per quart-sized Ziplock bag, and tossed them all in the freezer.
The meat is tender, fresh, and so delicious tasting and now so easy to use! I really don’t have to plan too far ahead for BBQ chicken pizza, stir fry, casseroles, calzones, tacos, so many options.
I just hope it all lasts until Zaycon comes to town next…