As you may know about a month ago my husband and I have been attempting to empty our pantry in anticipation of fall harvest or a big move whichever comes first. This means the only things I’ve been purchasing at the grocery store have been fresh veggies and fruit, eggs, and milk.
No meat on the grocery list. That’s because I’m a big stockpiler of protein items and we have plenty in the freezer. I also have a lot of other things. I shop for groceries like others shop for clothing. I get excited when I see something new and have to try it. Luckily my food allergy keeps me in check otherwise things could be quite embarrassing.
So in an effort to reign in my grocery spending, clean out the pantry, and come up with some new meals we’ve been tackling all three by being inventive.
Today I’m going to talk about chicken. I love chicken. It is so versatile.
I regularly stock up on chicken when it goes on sale . I like to purchase whole chickens as well as skinless thighs.
With whole chickens I mostly cut them up and make a batch of chicken mix from the book Make a Mix. These packets get frozen and I use them for chicken quesadillas, sandwiches, and more.
With chicken thighs one of my main go to meals is sauteed chicken with vegetables over usually pasta and sometimes rice. I purchase the packets which go in the freezer and even if I don’t thaw them out I can cut them up (with a sharp knife) into bite sized pieces and cook them up. Here’s my basic recipe…