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03 Sep

Double Giveaway!

Posted in 70 meals one trip to the store, Chicken Recipes, Contest Winners on 03.09.11 by Smart Ingredients

You know I’m not a fan of freeze-ahead meals, but freeze-ahead ingredients that can be used for a fresh, homemade meal I’m all for. One that works the best in my opinion is seasoned cooked chicken. Chicken is one of those meal bases that I call a palette. A great neutral meal base that tastes great with dozens of preparations. And when seasoned with my favorite poultry seasoning, Vegeta, it provides a rich flavor in so many recipes. I know Vegeta is not easy to find in stores, so we are now offering Vegeta for sale through our website. We will ship it direct to you to help you have dinner success in your home. And for this month only, we are having two giveaways… one copy of 70 Meals, One Trip to the Store, and one can of Vegeta, to two separate winners. (All you have to do is comment on this blog post to be entered to win.)

To plan ahead for this busy time of year, season several pounds of chicken meat with Vegeta or other poultry seasoning, and cook over medium heat in a touch of olive oil for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through. Alternately, you can grill your chicken, or bake your chicken at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool the chicken and dice into 3/4-inch cubes. Place approximately 2 cups of chicken each in Ziploc bags. Here are 5 of the many recipes from the 70 Meals, One Trip to the Store cookbook in which you can use the pre-cooked chicken for delicious, fresh and EASY weeknight meals. Others include Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Stir-Fry, Chicken Stroganoff, Barbecue Chicken Pizza and Chicken Fajitas.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Strata

Grecian Chicken


  • 1 bag of 2 cups diced pre-cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1  14-ounce can marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1  14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained of most of the liquid
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Cook rice according to package directions. Add remaining ingredients to crock pot or pot on stove and cook over medium heat until well blended.

Chicken Pot Pie


  • 1 2-cup bag of diced chicken
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 -1/2 cups chicken broth, or broth made with Vegeta
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (typically peas, carrots, green beans and corn)
  • 2 crust pie crust

Thaw chicken and vegetables (if frozen). Mold one pie crust into the bottom of a 9″ pie plate. In a large pan, Make a roux by melting butter and stirring in flour, salt and pepper until thick. Add onions and broth, and stir until smooth. Add milk, and continue stirring until thick and bubbly. Blend in chicken and mixed vegetables. Cool slightly and pour into prepared pie dish. Top with second crust and seal edge. Cut slits in top of crust. Use a pie shield or place tinfoil around edges to prevent excess browning. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Chicken Caesar Wraps


  • 1 bag 2-cups pre-cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 tortillas
  • 2 cups lettuce, diced

Whisk egg, oil, salt, pepper, garlic, cheese and lemon juice for dressing. Add chicken to dressing to coat. Spoon 1/4 mixture into each of 4 tortillas, and add equal amounts of lettuce to each. Roll to form wraps.


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2 comments on this topic

  1. Shannon says:

    That is awesome that you are offering vegeta now. It is hard to find in my area!!!!

    1. Nancy says:

      Thanks for these recipes! These sound so good! :) (“Pick me, pick me” she says under her breath.) LOL

      1. Jenny Anderson says:

        I am getting hungry just thinking about it! Thanks for your suggestions and recipes!

        1. Schmidty says:

          What a wonderful idea. one I have not considered. I freeze large amounts of raw chicken but now I will try your way! Thank you for the entry, I would love to try the Vegeta!