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! 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!
There are all kinds of different varieties you can make and freeze for future dinners. Today I’ll be showing you how to make one of these dump chicken recipes that features two of my favorite flavors… garlic and lemon. :-)
Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp parsley flakes
- 2 Tbsp 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.
After sealing the bag, turn the bag over several times until everything is combined and the chicken is well coated. Freeze flat.
I decided to prepare several of these meals at the same time, so I could store them in my freezer to use later on. Here is my stack of prepared dump chicken dinners all ready for the freezer!
How To Cook Your Dump Chicken
To cook you have a few different options:
Option 1 – Bake
Thaw chicken. Pour chicken and marinade into a baking dish, turn chicken to coat. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.
Option 2 – Grill
Thaw and grill in a cast iron skillet on the stove, or outside on the barbecue grill, until no longer pink inside.
Option 3 – Slow Cooker
Place the frozen chicken in your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or high for 4-6 hours.)
This is one of the best-tasting marinated chicken breast recipes I’ve tried. Can’t wait to try out some more dump chicken recipes!
Do you do any sort of dump or freezer cooking?