Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Freezer Marinade Mexican Chicken

Almost time for Cinco De Mayo here is a great recipe for the event!
This is the 6th marinade in this series of freezer quick meats ready to cook!

Mexican Spice Marinade:

2 teaspoons Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 teaspoons Sweet Paprika
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
zip lock freezer bag gallon size
4 boneless Chicken Breasts sliced in half

Mix all the seasonings together add to the freezer bag, add oil and lemon then chicken and shake till chicken is well coated.  Label date and contents.  Freeze until needed around 3 to 6 months.

When ready to cook thaw in refrigerator overnight, never leave out on the counter as chicken can become contaminated.

For Photo Recipe:

In a large heated fry pan, saute 2 cloves of fresh garlic till soft in 1 tablespoons oil, add 1 lb of fresh cleaned mushrooms, sliced peppers, add the chicken,  add 1 small bottle of taco sauce or enchilada sauce or 14 oz can of pureed tomatoes with green chiles.  Simmer until chicken is cooked all the way through.

Serving suggestions: cooked rice, refried beans, in fajitas,  garnish with sour cream, guacamole.

Alternate ways to use this marinade in cooking to make this after it's thawed:

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoons olive oil, saute' for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness with some more lemon juice added if dry while cooking. Serve with salsa on top.
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 40 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. Serve with salsa.
Crockpot Method: Put chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the chicken.  Add one small 12 oz can of diced tomatoes with chili's or taco sauce. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until done.

Try these other Freezer Marinades:

FREEZER Marinades:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Wine Steak Marinade
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