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

Freezer Meal Asian Barbecue Chicken Bake

Freezer Meal of chicken, smothered in a full of flavor Asian inspired sauce.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :45 minutes
Total Time :50 minutes
Servings :5 servings
Calories :362
Course :Main Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno pepper  minced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger or 1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Minute Tapioca optional for thickening

Instructions
 

  • FREEZER PREP:
  • Prepare plastic freezer or storage bags. Label with name, date and servings.
  • Cut whole chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Place in the bottom of the freezer bag.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients except the Minute Tapioca. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle Minute Tapioca over the top of the chicken.
  • 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:
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease or spray 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour thawed contents of freezer storage bag into pan. Separate breasts into single layer in pan. 
  • Place pan on center rack of oven and bake for 45 - 55 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on a meat thermometer. During baking, occasionally spoon pan liquid over the chicken to keep moist. Serve with pan sauce.
  • SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Pour contents of frozen or thawed bag into bottom of slow cooker.
  • Cover and set slow cooker to Low for 6 - 8 hours or High for 3 - 4 hours.
  • Remove from slow cooker to serving plate and spoon over sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1servingCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 43.82gProtein: 31.27gFat: 6.78gSaturated Fat: 1.21gCholesterol: 87.09mgSodium: 1612.41mgPotassium: 692.68mgFiber: 0.81gSugar: 33.63gVitamin A: 312.54IUVitamin C: 11.33mgCalcium: 31.67mgIron: 1.31mg

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