Thursday, May 24, 2012

Freezer Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe


4 to 8 regular or boneless chicken pieces
1/2 cup beer
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves crushed garlic

Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed so nothing leaks out, lay completely flat. For thawing take out the night before place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.  Remove from freezer bag when ready to cook. Chicken should never be thawed on a countertop always make sure it's in the refrigerator as it can become contaminated with bacteria.

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, saute' for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness. Cook until juices run clear and no pink remains. 
Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper lined baking pan with juices. Bake
 @ 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 60 minutes or until juices run clear.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the chicken on each side till juices run clear basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the chicken. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until done.  Serve with cooked fluffed white rice.

Try some of these other FREEZER recipes:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Wine Steak Marinade
Mexican Marinade
Sweet and Sour Chicken Marinade

16 comments:

Federica said...

What an unusual cooking system, I never heard anything like it before and I'm very curious. This chicken looks really appetizing, I like the bittersweet. Bye, have a great day

Alida said...

Wow how inventive. I don't use sesame seeds in cooking and they must add richness to the dish. I should try this. Have a nice day X

Becky said...

Claudia,
I like this "freezer" method, and will have to try it. I like the different marinades, as well.

Have a great weekend!

Greg said...

This recipe sounds yummy. I like the marinade, lots of flavors going on.

alison said...

a gorgeous marinade,a very good sugestion for the week-end!

anthony stemke said...

Don't quite understand the freezing procedure but the technique is easy enough.

anthony stemke said...

Don't quite understand the freezing procedure but the technique is easy enough.

Sandra M. said...

Claudia, this truly look fantastic and recipe is so tasty! Got to try your marinate!

Baker Street said...

Love the marinade you used! Surely added a lot of flavor to the meat. :)

Lizzy said...

Another must make marinade! This sounds super, my friend!

Pegasuslegend said...

@Anthony I started freezing the marinades because I am finding they tenderize and keep the chicken moist during the cooking stage. It was amazing how tough the chicken was without being in a frozen marinade. Then the best part is it's totally seasoned and ready to cook. If you work long hours like myself this is a win win meal! hope that helps.

Tina Bk said...

You have posted so many delicious marinades for summer grilling and this one looks to be just as tasty as the others. Love the honey sesame blend. Also, I see your comment to Anthony. Making preparation a convenience and improving on the texture of the meat is something we all can appreciate. I loved this series!

Velva said...

This is an awesome idea! This is a great way to get a meal on the table fast during the week. Definitely going to have to try it-thanks for sharing.

Velva

Reeni said...

This sounds super flavorful and so convenient! I didn't know could freeze beer!

Claudia said...

I love the flavor in this - adore sesame. Am thinking of not freezing and just marinating this today for the grill tonight. I don't think husband will mind if I sneak a little of his beer...

Jennifer said...

Nice marinading flavors.