This is my 3rd time ordering boneless skinless chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods. I have also ordered peaches and they were absolutely delightful! With each order, I fall in love with the company a little more and more. The chicken is excellent quality, their customer service has been super friendly and accommodating and the pick-up process is really slick and well laid-out.
My husband picked up our chicken this time around and I got to work first thing the following morning. I threw in 2 pounds of chicken in the crock pot to make this Salsa Chicken. The rest of the chicken I just trimmed the fat and separated into gallon freezer bags.
This was the bag of chicken before I did any work with it, it took up half my fridge.
The 40 pounds is split into four separate bags. The chicken shown below is from one bag and filled up a 9″x13″ pan, before being trimmed. It took me just about one hour to trim all the chicken. On a normal day, I would have baked some chicken while I was prepping the rest to have some cooked for easy meals, but we were leaving in a few hours to go tailgating so I went for simplicity.
I added 3 breasts to each gallon freezer bag. For an average dinner for our family, 2 breasts would have most likely been fine. We do a lot of freezer cooking and I also double or triple meals during the week, so the extra breast per bag will help stretch our meals.
I took half of the Salsa Chicken for a tailgating dinner, served in tacos over Mexican Rice. The other half I threw in another gallon freezer bag for an easy meal to pull out of the freezer. I will definitely be making this recipe again, so easy and super delicious!
If you’re looking for some additional ideas on using your chicken or how to plan for your chicken pick-up, check out Frugal Living NW’s “The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Friendly Meals”.
I would love to hear your experience with Zaycon Foods, I’m so excited to have a freezer full of chicken again!