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Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Main Course Meat | Chicken Sandwich

The price of meat just keeps on going up, which is why here at LWSL we firmly believe that you can never have too many quick & easy freezer meals to choose from that use budget-friendly chicken!  Of course, finding fresh new ways to serve the same old chicken can definitely be a challenge.Luckily this tender, juicy, flavor-packed Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich is sure to be a new family favorite–it definitely was for mine!  

In fact, my husband declared it his new favorite (and that’s saying something, especially considering that I served it with arugula and Tomato-Basil Mayo–two things I thought for sure he’d balk at!)

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich ingredients

Here is what you need:

2 lemons
1 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic
1 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal steak seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cracked red pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
 3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken
 
Cooking day only
Arugula (optional)
Tomato Basil Mayo (optional)
hamburger or kaiser rolls

 

Juice lemons for the chicken sandwich sauce

Step 1: Squeeze lemons to release fresh lemon juice.

Mince garlic in a garlic press

Step 2: Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.

Chip fresh parsley for the chicken sandwich sauce

Step 3: Chop parsley, set aside.

Combine ingredients for chicken marinade

Step 4: Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, cracked red pepper flakes, steak seasoning, ketchup & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags.  (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes before grilling

Step 5: Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.

Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, until done

Step 6: Thaw if frozen.  Grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired. Alternatively, you can pour contents into slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours, or place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

These summer chicken sandwiches are perfect for a backyard get together

Step 7: Serve chicken on roll with arugula and tomato basil mayo.

 

Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich

These fresh flavors come together so easily and fast. It's the perfect summertime meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken
  • Arugula optional, cooking day only
  • Rolls cooking day only
  • Tomato basil mayo optional, cooking day only

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lemons to release fresh lemon juice.
  2. Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.
  3. Chop parsley, set aside.
  4. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, cracked red pepper flakes, steak seasoning, ketchup & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)
  5. Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
  6. Thaw if frozen. Grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired. Alternatively, you can pour contents into slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours, or place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Serve chicken on roll with arugula and tomato basil mayo.

 

Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Main Course Meat | Chicken Sandwich

Simple Summer Chicken Sandwich | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Main Course Meat | Chicken Sandwich

6 Comments

  1. June 10 at 09:06AM

    Yum! That looks so good. I have a bunch of my Zaycon chicken. I might have to try this out.

  2. June 10 at 03:59PM

    We must be on the same page today! I have chicken defrosting in the kitchen with carrots ready for the grill, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the chicken! I’m going to make this now and some grilled flat bread. Yum!

  3. August 4 at 04:07PM

    I was looking for something to make for dinner tonight, this looks perfect!! Thanks!

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