Can you freezing Chicken Enchilada's?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by diehardsoxfan, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. diehardsoxfan

    diehardsoxfan

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    Edit: The title should say can you FREEZE! Sorry it was a LONG work day. 

    I'm assuming you probably could. Although they would probably taste better if you didn't.  The chicken I used was Perdue Perfect portions and it was new. The expiration/freeze date for the chicken isn't for another week. The Enchiliads are made with corn tortillas, red onion, garlic, canned chipotle and green chili's, stewed tomatoes, and sauteed then shredded chicken breast. They are topped with a very small amount of cheese and enchilada sauce, no sour cream or anything of that sort. Will these freeze safely? Has anyone ever frozen anything like this before? It is too much for me to eat, I was supposed to have someone over to have some but she can't make it. Now I'm left with tons of left overs that I hate to see go to waste. Thank you! 
     
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  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    They'll freeze pretty well, assuming you can package them with little to no air space.

    best would be a plastic "tupperware" type whereyou can freeze 4 or so at a time. Lay plastic wrap directly against the enchiladas and seal up with the lid. Freeze flat. Once frozen you could tip them on their side or whatever.

    Zip locking bags would work just fine too but won't preserve presentation well.

    They'll degrade a bit with every freeze/thaw cycle of your self-defrosting freezer.
     
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  3. sjdthepcmd

    sjdthepcmd

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    Use a vacumn sealer! Put each one in a regular cheap thin sandwich bag or wrap in plastic wrap (keeps them from sticking together when sealed and frozen) then put 4 to 8 of them in a vacumn seal bag, seal, freeze, and enjoy when wanted... should keep for up to 6 mo. 

    Have a great day!