Now you can do something really good with that freezer burnt chicken. Give it a try; you have nothing to lose.
One of my most popular posts is what to do with freezer burnt chicken. I’m going to have to start a “Freezer Burnt Chicken” series at this rate because my wife found more freezer burnt skinless boneless chicken breast this week and told me to make soup with it. We love my Tortilla soup, so I buffed that up with excellent results.
OK, I hope I don’t have to do this frequently, but it was that good. Don’t freezer burn your chicken just to do this but if you happen to have some, this is a great solution.
Notes: I cooked the breast in chicken broth to try to add taste and rehydrate the meat. I found it did rehydrate but didn’t add enough taste. I used chicken soup base which is a concentrated flavor to add the flavor back. After the chicken breast was done, there was some debris that needed to be rinsed off the breast and strained out of the broth.
I added the jalapeno for more taste but cut back on the cumin from the original recipe. The heat rating on this is a 4/10.
Update note Feb 26, 2011: I did this again (will I never run out of freezer burnt chicken?) and this time put the breast and the chicken broth in a large dutch oven. Put on the top and placed in a 325 oven for 2 1/2 hours. This worked great since I could go away and do something else and the chicken ease a perfect 170 when I checked.
spread tortillas strips evenly. Spray lightly with PAM and bake for about 8 minutes until browned and then cool on a rack.
July 16, 2016