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{Video} Greek Chicken Bake ~ New 31 Days of FreezEasy Meals Recipe

Greek Chicken Bake ~ freezer friendly recipe from 5DollarDinners.com

There is so much amazing-ness happening in this tray. Yes, amazing-ness. Sometimes there are no words to describe what you see, so I just make them up. Like, amazing-ness. And fantastic-ilicious.

(Work with me here…before you know it, you’ll be making up words like this too.)

Seriously though, it’s DELISH – all the lovely Mediterranean and Greek flavors hanging out in the same dish…ready to cause a taste bud explosion.

You can watch just how easy this is to toss together before adding to the freezer or oven…

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Greek Chicken Bake

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup green olives
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Feta cheese crumbles, garnish
  • Salad, as side dish

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Drain the artichoke hearts, pat dry, and then quarter them.
  • In a small mixing bowl, make a lemon marinade by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and oregano.
  • Place the chicken breasts into a 9×13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Add the cherry tomatoes, quartered artichoke hearts and olives around the chicken pieces. Pour the lemon juice marinade over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle Feta cheese crumbles onto warm chicken bake, so they soften up.
  • Prepare the salad.
  • Serve Greek Chicken Bake with salad.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions: Make marinade.  Add chicken, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, salt, pepper, and marinade into a freezer bag or disposable foil tray. Put bag/tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Greek Chicken Bake ~ freezer friendly recipe from 5DollarDinners.com

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Teriyaki Beef & Veggie Stirfry ~ NEW 31 Days of FreezEasy Meals

Teriyaki Beef and Veggie Stirfry ~ freezer friendly recipe from 5DollarDinners.com

Fakeout-Takeout Straight Outta the Freezer!

BOOM.

This is super delicious and freezes and thaws beautifully. The steak strips soak in the teriyaki sauce while it thaws, infusing all the delicious flavors deep into the meat. Stir-fry and drop over some rice — amazing and simple weeknight dinner.

Pro Freezer Cooking  Tip: Get the steak that is pre-cut into strips at the grocery store. “Beef for Stir-fry” is how my store labels the package. You could purchase a sirloin steak and slice it yourself (across the grain!!!), but that’s an extra step that isn’t necessary. When you’re putting together 10-20 freezer meals at once, you want it to be fast and smooth – and pre-sliced meat helps with that!

Teriyaki Beef and Veggie Stirfry ~ freezer friendly recipe from 5DollarDinners.com

And I love sesame seeds, so I’m always dousing my homemade-fakeout-takeout with sesame seeds!

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Teriyaki Beef & Veggie Stirfry

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. sirloin steak
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce (use gluten free sauce, if needed)
  • 16 oz. bag frozen Asian-style veggies
  • 1 cup brown rice, as side dish
  • Sesame seeds, as garnish, optional

Directions

  • Thinly slice the sirloin steak, slicing across the grain of the meat.
  • Cook rice, as directed.
  • Heat the canola oil over high heat in large skillet or wok. Add the beef slices and brown on all sides, tossing often. Stir in the teriyaki sauce and saute over high heat for 5 minutes. Add the frozen veggies and saute for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and veggies are softened.
  • Serve Teriyaki Beef & Veggie Stir-fry over rice with optional sesame seed garnish.
  • To Freeze: Add all ingredients (not including sides or garnishes) into plastic baggie. Freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 1 year in deep freezer. Thaw completely before stir-frying.

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Freezer Friendly BBQ Meatball Sliders

BBQ-Meatball-Sliders

These meatball sliders on the on the list of “meals that every kid will eat.” While my kids are fairly adventurous eaters, 2 of them have strong preferences against certain ingredients (i.e. beans). This is totally fine, as far as I’m concerned, as we’ve taught and trained them to not complain when those ingredients show up and to simply pick them out without comment or complaint.

I do my best to avoid the offending ingredients, but sometimes they show up.

I love these kinds of dinners…where everyone is licking their plate cleaning and asking for 4ths. For our family, this is one of those meals. Maybe it will be for your family.

(And I LOVE it because I can put the pre-made, uncooked meatballs into the freezer and then bake them quickly before adding a slice of cheese and dropping them onto slider buns or dinner rolls.

It’s a mom-win, kid-win kind of meal!!!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ 31 Days of FreezEasy Meals

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So delicious…such amazing flavors that perfectly melt together and complement each other. Also, don’t skip the red wine on this one. I’ve skipped it before, but in doing so you miss out on the deeper flavors in the sauce.

The red wine has a special way of enriching the tomato sauce and enhancing the bell pepper flavors. So don’t skip it 😉

Buon appetito!

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Scallops & Herbed Tomatoes ~ NEW 31 Days of FreezEasy Meals

Freezezr Friendly Scallops and Herbed Tomatoes ~ quick & easy skillet dinner from 5DollarDinners.com

Hello, budget gourmet!!!

I don’t often share recipes like this with “super expensive ingredients” – like scallops. But when I do, I still try to budget hack them. Serving these with in season tomatoes and fresh herbs from your garden, over inexpensive pasta, and you’ll end up with a budget gourmet meal.

This is a Freezer Friendly meal…as the scallops, tomatoes and herbs can all be frozen together. Then thaw and cook in skillet and toss with cooked thin spaghetti or linguini type pasta. Crack some fresh pepper on top for an amazing, light yet filling dinner.

Hope you enjoy this ‘budget gourmet’ meal!!!

P.S. Would also be delicious with shrimp instead of scallops!

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Scallops & Herbed Tomatoes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes17

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen scallops
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish
  • 16 oz. pasta, as side dish

Directions

  • Cook pasta, as directed.
  • Halve all the tomatoes.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat and sear the scallops on both sides. Once seared, stir in the halved tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley, sliced green onions, crushed garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to burst and scallops are cooked through.
  • Prepare veggies.
  • Serve Scallops and Herbed Tomatoes tossed with pasta and a side of veggies.

Freezer Instructions: Place scallops, tomatoes, basil, parsley, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper into a freezer safe bag or container. Place in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw completely before sauteeing in skillet over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, searing and flipping scallops once or twice.

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