Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken… It’s What’s For Dinner!


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I know it’s not the most pleasant-sounding name for a dinner entree, but don’t let the name fool you! Dump Chicken is not only delicious it’s deliciously EASY to make which makes it even more attractive for dinner! 🙂

You may have heard of a thing called Dump CAKE…you know, where you “dump” a couple of ingredients (usually a cake mix and a can of fruit) into a 9×13 pan and bake? Well, Dump Chicken is just as easy as that PLUS you can make several different varieties and freeze them for future dinners! Can you tell I’m a big fan of this idea???

When I saw the idea for “Dump Cooking” at The Lazy Gourmet I had a hard time choosing which recipe to try first…she has over twenty of them! Check them out!

But I decided on one of my favorite combinations – Lemon and Garlic. Another great thing about dump cooking is you probably already have all the necessary ingredients right in your pantry! No trip to the grocery store necessary. A major plus in my book!

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Lemon & Garlic Chicken

adapted from The Lazy Gourmet

1 – 2 tsp minced garlic (I like more so I used 2)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbls parsley flakes
2 Tbls lemon juice (or the juice of one whole lemon)
4-6 chicken breasts (or 8 to 10 chicken tenders)
Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer bag. I used wide mouth half gallon mason jar to hold the bag upright while I filled it with the chicken and other ingredients.

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After sealing the bag, turn the bag over several times until everything is combined and the chicken is well coated. Freeze flat.

Here is my Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken dinner all ready for the freezer……

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And here’s two “frozen dinners” all ready for freezer storage.

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To cook you have a few different options:

Thaw chicken. Pour chicken and marinade into a baking dish, turn chicken to coat. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.
OR

Thaw and grill in a cast iron skillet on the stove, or outside on the barbecue grill, until no longer pink inside.
OR

Place the frozen chicken in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or high for 4-6 hours.)
I could hardly wait to try my “winner, winner, chicken dinner”…so the next day I put one of my frozen dinners in the crockpot and made it up for dinner. Suffice it to say, it was divine. One of the best-tasting marinated chicken breasts I’ve had. Can’t wait to try all the rest of the dump chicken recipes! You should too!

Do you do any sort of dump or freezer cooking?

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