How to Make a Chicken Dinner Entirely From Frozen Ingredients

No defrosting, no chopping, no nothing. This shortcut one-pan dish is as easy as it gets.

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Start with this scenario. You need to eat dinner. Which means you need cook it. Which may also mean you didn’t remember to plan ahead.

Hey, busy lives, right? Alarm brrrrrring, chaos, food, chaos, work, chaos, food, sleep, repeat — and you still want to eat clean. Don’t worry. We’ve got all the answers. Well, okay. Not to everything. We’re not your mother. And get a better alarm clock.

But here’s a real-world problem we can solve: If you’ve got boneless skinless chicken breasts in the freezer at 5:30 p.m., you can still have dinner on the table before you’re ready to settle in to a binge-watching evening. Put down those take-out menus!

We’re not talking about nuking chicken until it’s rubbery. Some horrors are best forgotten. And we’re not talking about trying to slice a hard-as-a-rock, frozen chicken breast into super thin stir-fry strips while keeping all yours finger intact.

We’re talking about roasted, caramelized deliciousness from the freezer to your mouth. Sounds too good to be true, right?

Nope, isn’t. Although there’s a trade-off. (Now we sound like your mother.) Cooking frozen things does require extra time in the oven. As a rule, frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts take about 50 percent longer to cook than their thawed counterparts. But we’re still talking about dinner right out of the freezer, so the trade-off’s not so bad.

Watch below to learn how to avoid that it’s-still-frozen-so-no-dinner-tonight nightmare:

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