Easy Package Tip for Freezing Raw Chicken

This isn’t really rocket science, BUT if you are one of the millions of people who cringe when it comes to handling raw chicken … here’s a pretty nifty tip for you:

Cheap-o fold over plastic sandwich bags.


Did you know that your hand can slide right in to one, almost as if it was a glove??

Sort of creepy, I know, and I do apologize! But I’m just trying to show you that it’s a fairly decent size bag.

So anyways.

Turn your bag inside out and slide your hand inside the ‘glove’

Pick up one lonely, slimy, raw chicken breast with that bagged hand.

That’s one big chicken breast, isn’t it?? Honestly, I would normally trim that baby a little as I don’t like the little fatty pieces that get left behind. But I’m trying to show you a cool trick so read on:

Next you want to take your other hand and holding the flap piece of the bag (the piece that you would fold over if it was a sandwich) and just turn the bag right side out, right over the chicken …

Wholly Batman! Did you notice that my hand NEVER EVER touched the raw chicken?? How cool is that!

So now all you need to do is just sort of fold the bag over the chicken, making it a somewhat secure wrap …

And because I NEVER said I was a perfectionist, these are just ok with me to stick in a large freezer ziploc bag and freeze.

I did 5 lbs like this … way better than freezing a 3 or 4 pk of breast that will clump together and be a mess to thaw quickly. This way, you can pull out one or two as needed for stir fry, fajitas, whatever …

When you are ready to cook some chicken, simply pull out however many you need, toss in the shoebox and let them defrost. No more solid masses of chicken breasts to defrost!!

I used to love buying the prepackaged, individual frozen chicken breast in it’s own little bag … they were single serving sizes and it was perfect to pull out a few for dinner. Then I discovered the flash frozen 10 pound bags at Costco but those were still a little expensive. After I found this technique, I’m looking forward to chicken sales again!

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