Thursday, February 28, 2008

One of many

Lately I've been dabbling in freezer cooking (not quite once a month cooking, but similar). I make a big batch of something, freeze 2-3 portions and have meals on hand to use later. I have 4-5 recipes that freeze well and that most of my family eats! Here is one of them:

BBQ Chicken Pizza

2 cups cooked and shredded/cubed chicken
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 small red onion, chopped (I only use about 1/3 and chop up the rest to freeze for next time)
2 green onions (which I buy in a bundle of 4-6ish, chop and freeze for next time)
1 cup shredded Gouda (again, one wheel makes 2 cups shredded. Grate all and freeze half.)
1 cup Mozzerella cheese (comes in a 2 cup package, you can figure out where I'm going here!)
1 prepared pizza crust (Boboli whole wheat is great, but the generics are good, too)

Spread 3/4 cup of bbq on the pizza crust, mix the rest with the chicken to coat. Spread the chicken over the crust.
Top with onions and cheese. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes.

You can prepare the pizza and wrap it in plastic wrap and foil to freeze. Just thaw it and bake as directed above. Or, you can make a "kit" of the ingredients in 4 different baggies (bbq sauce, bbq-ed chicken, onions and cheese) throw that in the freezer and assemble on serving day. Usually I make a double batch of pizza "guts", freeze one and serve the other!

Maybe I'll remember to post some of the other recipes here someday!


Tooz said...

That sounds really good. We had our first BBQ chicken pizza in Minnesota, as well as I can remember, either the year Jim and Everett graduated from St. Olaf or the year we went up for a campus visit before Everett enrolled. I might just have to try this recipe.

Tara said...

Try it. You''ll love it, I'm sure!

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