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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:13 PM
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Calling all cooks: any suggestions with frozen grilled chicken strips?
Purchased a package at Trader Joe's, thought I can use them instead of my regular grilled (or broiled) chicken breasts. Except, the ones that I prepare are more flavorful. I brush them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and whatever herbs are around. The ones from Trader Joe's are just... plain.

So... how would you use them?

Thanks.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:21 PM
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1. Fajitas n/t
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:23 PM
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2. bait, then get yourself a bear or coyote, much tastier
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:25 PM
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3. Use 'em the same way?
Thaw and oil, sprinkle with s&p and whatever herbs are around.
Grill.
Sounds good.
Or...you could do a stir fry if you have the other stuff to go in one.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:24 PM
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7. Good idea. They already are grilled
but I suppose heating them a bit with oil and spices could work.

Thanks.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:29 PM
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4. I was going to say thaw them first. EOM
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 05:39 PM
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5. Quesadillas
Lots of peppers, onions and cheese melted inside two toasty tortillas!

It's what I'm making for dinner tonight.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:25 PM
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8. Great idea! but not tonight. I don't have tortillas
I could use pitas, I suppose..
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:16 PM
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6. Boneless hot chicken strips
Yum.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:28 PM
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9. thaw, season and toss in a pasta dish. nt
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 06:52 PM
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10. You are grilling???OUTSIDE???? Grilling outside...Damnit, just
throw them on the grill and count your blessings! It's freezing here and we have 2-3 feet of snow. Grilling....bah! ;-)
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 11:34 PM
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12. Funny. No, they were grilled by the packer and then frozen
They are really ready to eat but, as I posted, lack any flavor.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 07:10 PM
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11. It ALWAYS starts with good quality olive oil.
Add a bunch of minced or even mashed fresh garlic and lots of fresh basil, toss in the chicken and saute off quickly. Works very well when tossed with pasta and a lot of grated cheese--especially Romano, Asiago and Parmesan...


You just can't ever screw up pasta. It can't be done.


Laura
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 11:35 PM
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13. Thanks. Sounds great and I do have pasta
will do it tomorrow.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:16 AM
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15. Also, fried rice
But it has to be leftover rice, fresh rice won't work.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:15 AM
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14. That's exactly what I made tonight with leftover chicken
Saute some onion and garlic in olive oil, add a little butter, throw in the chicken and a some broth or white wine, salt, pepper, oregano. Throw the cooked pasta into the pot to absorb the sauce. Serve with parmesan. I make this all the time with vegetables instead of chicken. Spinach is the best. Broccoli, eggplant, delish and CHEAP.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:27 AM
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17. Stop it! I beg you!
My mouth is watering like Niagara Falls here!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:46 AM
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18. Make it tomorrow!
The best thing is it's a pantry dish plus one fresh vegetable. Everything else you probably have in the house already. If you want to make it real pantry, make a marinara - instead of fresh vegetables add canned squished tomatoes to the garlic/onion/olive oil mix. Add some herbs. Mmmm.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 10:21 AM
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24. Oh, but that's not a possibility!
I live in a college dorm, so I gotta wait till Spring Break.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 11:43 AM
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25. This is wonderful
Already copied it.

Yes, it is nice that it works with what is already in the pantry and in the freezer.

Thanks.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 12:25 AM
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16. i used it for salads
brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, paprika and some cayenne and bake. i slice it up and toss it with some spinach or greens and tomatoes and dress with a vinaigrette. damn tasty :9
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:07 AM
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19. roll them in cornflakes?
:hide:
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:42 AM
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21. Dammit that was supposed to be my response! nt
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:36 AM
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20. My first thought was to cut them up and put them in macaroni and cheese
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:52 AM
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22. The very BEST chicken recipe we've ever tried.
Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 08:53 AM by OwnedByFerrets
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Runaway-Bay-Jamaican-Chick...

oops, sorry I didnt notice that they had already been grilled. This recipe is for raw uncooked chicken breast.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 10:10 AM
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23. Dip them in Tempura batter, then roll them in Panko breadcrumbs
Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 10:11 AM by bif
Then saute them in olive oil. Best chicken recipe ever.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 08:56 PM
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26. Make a chicken and caesar salad wrap.
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