Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How Do I Use Freeze Dried Chicken?

For a printable recipe

THRIVE Chopped Chicken makes this versatile food even easier to enjoy! Toss these delicious, pre-cooked dices on top of rice and noodle dishes, or use them to make a barbecue chicken pizza that everyone's sure to love. THRIVE Chopped Chicken is made exclusively from white meat.

The ratio of cooked chicken to freeze dried chicken is 3.5:1.  So what that means is if you use 1 pound of THRIVE Freeze dried chicken is the same as 3.71 pounds of cooked chicken.

To rehydrate cover with hot water and let sit for 3-5 minutes. 

6 Easy  and Delicious Ways to Use Freeze Dried Chicken
1. Chicken Salad.
1 cup FD Chicken 
1/4 cup FD Celery
1/4 cup FD Onion
Water to cover

Add all to a small sauce pan.  Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Drain.  Season with salt and peper, Add mayo or Miracle Whip until desired consistency.  Serve on rolls or crackers

2.  Chicken Noodle Soup
1 cup FD Chicken

1 cup FD Chicken 
1/4 cup FD Celery
1/4 cup FD Onion
1/4 cup dry Carrots
1/4 cup FD Potatoes
4 cups water
4 tsp chicken boulion
Add all to soup pot. Heat over medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3.  Lime Chicken Tacos

1 1/2 cups FD Chicken rehydrate and drained
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup chunky salsa

Place chicken in large sauce pan. Combine lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cover and   cook until hot. Shred chicken and stir in corn and salsa. This freezes great. If you are going to freeze place in containers, label and freeze.
      To serve:
      12 6-inch flour tortillas
      Sour cream
      Shredded cheddar cheese
      Shredded lettuce
      Chopped tomatoes
      Serve warm on tortillas with sour cream, cheese, lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

4.  Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole

2 cups FD Chicken
4 slices Swiss Cheese
4 slices of Ham
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup sour cream
10 saltine crackers
2 Tbsp butter
½ tsp Paprika
½ tsp Garlic salt
Place chicken in casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Layer Cheese on top of chicken followed by a layer of ham. Mix soup and sour cream together and spread on top of ham. Crush saltine cracker, melt butter. Toss the cracker crumbs in the melted butter and sprinkle on top of soup mixture. Make at 350 for 45 minutes.

5.   Chicken Rollups
2 cups FD chicken Rehydrated
8 oz cream cheese
½ cube butter
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup FD Mushrooms Rehydrated
Soften butter and cream cheese (either leave on counter for an hour or unwrap and put in the microwave for a 5 seconds at a time until soft)
Stir all of the above ingredients together.
Spoon mixture into the center of a section of a refrigerated crescent rolls.  You will need 2 or 3 packages of crescent rolls depending on how full you make them. Roll up pinching seams together.  Bake at 400 degrees until brown (follow directions on package of crescent rolls)
 Make Gravy using 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 soup can of milk and 1 cup of sour cream. Serve hot.

6. BBQ Chicken Pizza  ~ adapted from

1 prepared pizza crust
1/2 c Famous Daves bbq sauce, divided
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup FD Chicken, rehydrated
1 1/2-2 c mozzarella cheese
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 400. If you have a pizza stone (they make the best pizzas), put it in the oven to preheat as well. Toss shredded chicken with 1/4 c bbq sauce. Remove hot pizza stone from oven and sprinkle with corn meal. Roll or toss dough and place on stone. Spread remaining 1/4 c bbq sauce over dough. Arrange onion slices over sauce. Spread chicken over onions then top with cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. (That time is for a pizza stone - if you are using a cookie sheet, it may be a shorter time) Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and slice into 8 wedges.