Freezer Sweet Sour Jam Chicken

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One of the last in the collections of freezer recipes this is the 7th recipe.. this one cuts with a fork, it's very tender with a little sweetness...

3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup blackberry, strawberry, peach or apricot jam
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs (4 to 6)

Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in the freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed so nothing leaks out, lay completely flat. For thawing take out the night before place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.  Remove from the freezer bag when ready to cook. Chicken should never be thawed on a countertop always make sure it's in the refrigerator as it can become contaminated with bacteria.

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, saute' for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness. Cook until juices run clear and no pink remains. 
Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper-lined baking pan with juices. Bake
 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 60 minutes or until juices run clear.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the chicken on each side till juices run clear basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the chicken. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until done.

Try these other freezer marinades:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Wine Steak Marinade
Mexican Marinade


  1. It sounds delicious!Kisses!

  2. This sounds delicious. So many flavors with heat from the peppers, sweet from the jam and twang from the vinegar.

  3. The berry jam with the touch of heat is pure deliciousness.

  4. I've often made a marinade for chicken, like yours, but your version sounds better than mine, and those chicken pieces on the grill are gorgeous and making me very hungry!

  5. I love your series on freezer marinades...this looks like another winner!!! Hope you're having a wonderful week, my friend~

  6. Equal parts jam to ketchup must give the chicken a wonderful flavor when grilled.

  7. This series did go out with great marinade. This one has that sweet, sour and heat medley, which is a winner in my book! No doubt your grill is getting workout these days. Your chicken is making me hungry! Enjoy the day!

  8. this sounds so delicious! awesome recipe!

  9. Looks great this barbecue chicken! Really tasty! If we manage to get some sun here I might be able to cook some! We have been having rain for over a month now!!

  10. Another great marinade…this one will make it’s way to my grill very soon!

  11. I love all these freezer marinades you've posted. In a time when no one has time these are the perfect cruch to help make cooking easier. Thanks for sharing

  12. I love these freezer marinades that you've been posting. In a time when no one has time these are the perfect cruch to making cooking a breeze

  13. wow..looks & sounds delicious...great idea..!
    Tasty Appetite

  14. Dear Claudia, This is wonderful and handy and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo


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