Food - Drink
The Absolute Best Way To Freeze Cooked Chicken
By AMANDA BRETZ
If there is too much leftover chicken after a dinner feast, the perfect way to preserve it is by freezing it. Not only will it eliminate food waste, but it will save loads of time, as you can use it in weeknight dinners.
Remove the skin, fat, and bones first, then shred or cut the chicken into preferred-sized pieces using a knife or kitchen scissors. The next step is to flash-freeze the chicken — which will keep individual pieces of food from fusing during freezing — by placing it on a parchment-lined baking sheet that will go into the freezer for one hour.
Next, remove the chicken from the baking sheet and put it in plastic freezer bags or an airtight container, then pop it right back into the freezer until it is ready to eat. Thaw the chicken first before adding it to meals — whether it’s something traditional like a soup or casserole, or something different, like a chicken and artichoke pizza or pasta.