As we head into a new year, my husband and I decided to step up our meal planning game. This freezer chicken soup base is easy to make ahead in bulk, saving both time and money!
Enjoy this freezer chicken soup on its own, or stir in additional veggies, rice, etc. to change it up. You’ll never get bored because the possibilities are endless!
It only takes about 5 minutes of prep, and you’ll have a ready-made meal perfect for those days when you’re short on time!
Freezer Chicken Soup Base Ingredients
- 12 chicken breast tenderloins
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 TB butter
- 2 TB garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pinch black pepper
The preparation is simple: combine all ingredients in a freezer safe gallon bag. Store in the freezer until you’re ready to cook and serve. (Each bag makes about 4 servings).
To reheat: Set bag under running water for a few minutes to loosen the frozen soup from the sides of the bag. Open bag and carefully turn upside down in a large stock pot. The bag should slide right off. (If not, try running under water for a couple more minutes or cut the bag away with kitchen shears).
Once you’ve removed the plastic bag, turn on burner to medium heat and cover pot. Cook covered for about 30 minutes. Check occasionally and reduce heat when soup reaches a boil.
Serve as is, or combine with this Buffalo Chicken Soup mix (also super easy to make ahead and freeze)!
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Want to know more about how our family saved a ton of money meal planning? Check out this post about the one lifestyle change that allowed me to be a stay at home mom!
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