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TENDER AND JUICY, FLAVORFUL ASIAN BARBECUE CHICKEN BAKE GOES FROM FREEZER TO TABLE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!

Asian Barbecue Chicken Bake – Freezer Prep Meal

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

FLAVORFUL ASIAN BARBECUE CHICKEN bake, smothered in tasty sauce , GOES FROM FREEZER TO TABLE IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR!


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Ingredients

  • 11/2 pounds chicken breasts, (about 21/2 breasts)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 11/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger (or 1 teaspoon dried ground ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon Minute Tapioca

 

 


Instructions

FREEZER PREP:

  1. Prepare plastic freezer or storage bags. Label with name, date and servings.
  2. Cut whole chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Place in the bottom of the freezer bag.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients except the Minute Tapioca. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle Minute Tapioca over the top of the chicken.
  5. Push out as much air as possible and seal bags. Lay on side and flatten for freezer storage. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw for up to 24 hours before cooking.

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease or spray 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Dump contents of freezer storage bag into pan. Separate breasts into single layer in pan. 
  3. Place pan on center rack of oven and bake for 45 – 55 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° on a meat thermometer. During baking, occasionally spoon pan liquid over the chicken to keep moist.
  4. Remove from oven and serve with sauce from pan.

SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Dump contents of thawed bag into bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Cover and set slow cooker to Low for 6 – 8 hours or High for 3 – 4 hours.
  3. Remove from slow cooker to serving plate and spoon over sauce.

 

 

Keywords: Asian Barbecue Chicken