I try to always have baked chicken already prepared on hand. I typically cook 3-5 pounds of chicken all at once. It is good for about 3 days in the fridge or a couple of months in the freeze. It is so nice to be able to pull out the chicken as we need it and just heat it up.
Many brands of chicken offer baked or grilled chicken strips already prepared in the freezer section. They also come at a much higher price! Last time I checked the already baked/grilled chicken was $6.99 for 12 oz. I paid $0.69 per pound for bone in chicken breast that was antibiotic/hormone free. I saved the tenders after de-boning the chicken to be baked. So all the chicken I baked today cost roughly $3.00!
Arrange chicken in baking sheet.
Spray/drizzle with olive oil
Top with your favorite seasonings
Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees
Once chicken is completely done slice in to strips, cubes, or shred as you need for any recipe.
Store in a freezer bag, or container in the fridge for a few days or freeze. The chicken works well for salads, chicken quesadillas (recipe coming soon!), or for an easy meal for the kids!
Another item checked off of my list to accomplish!