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can i freeze a whole, roasted chicken? (also, any make-ahead meat-based dishes that freeze well?)

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can i freeze a whole, roasted chicken? (also, any make-ahead meat-based dishes that freeze well?)

lilaki | Oct 21, 2011 10:27 AM

hi hounds,

hubby and i are expecting kid #1 in early december. we bought an upright freezer recently and have been slowly stocking it with soup, stock, chili, lasagna, tomato sauce, ziti, quiche, muffins, loaves, casseroles, etc. i've found some great threads on CH on what kinds of things new parents can make and freeze ahead of the newborn chaos!

however, now i'm wondering about roasting and freezing whole chickens. would that work? ideally, we could roast off four chickens in a weekend, throw them in the freezer and then have quite a few dinners with a quick frozen veg/salad and rice (or something).

also, other than meatballs and hamburger patties, are there any other meats that we can make ahead and freeze?

THANKS!

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