I recently ordered 40 lbs of chicken from Zaycon foods. It arrived for pick up this Tuesday (and the line was HUGE!) but I waited until today to deal with it.
Inside this giant bag were 17 full chicken breasts which I cut into 34 breasts. These breasts were huge. My husband liked hearing me talk about each set of 2 big breasts…hehehehe. Unfortunately these breasts had a lot of fat on them that needed to be trimmed. But still, it only took me an hour and a half to trim, cut, and bag everything up!
I took 18 breasts and put them raw into freezer bags. The other 16 breasts I boiled then shredded. I recently saw information online about shredding hot cooked chicken in a kitchenaid mixer. I tried it and was amazed at how easily and quickly it shredded my chicken. I put about 3 breasts in at a time, turned the mixer on to a 4 or 5 for about 30 seconds and voila! perfectly shredded chicken. So easy! I put my shredded chicken into freezer bags (2 cups each).
I ended up with a full table of chicken for use in a myriad of recipes and amazingly enough I got them all to fit in my kitchen freezer! 23 bags of food calculates to $2.60 per meal and each meal will likely have leftovers. I’m happy!