Make Ahead Marinated Chicken Breasts

"I got this recipe from a cookbook and loved it so much I wanted to share it. This is perfect alone or served in a chicken salad. Because there are only the two of us, I divide the recipe into four freezer bags with 2 chicken breast halves in each bag."
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Ready In:
1 breast




  • Mix together buttermilk with mustard, honey and seasonings.
  • Place chicken breasts in a freezer bag.
  • Pour marinade over chicken breasts.
  • Freeze.
  • On serving day thaw chicken, discarding marinade.
  • Grill over medium heat until chicken is tender and juices run clear.

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  1. Amy F.
    Oh these were great! I didn't freeze them but put them in the fridge to marinate over night and grilled them inside..they were so tender and amazing. Thanks for a GREAT chicken recipe..VERY flavorful!
  2. cook from scratch
    Oh super yum!!! I put it together and froze as directed and got them out yesterday to have for dinner. They didn't defrost in time so I allowed them to marinate all day in the fridge. Broiled them about 10 minutes on each side .... Mmmmmmm!
  3. busy momma
    My family did not love the flavor of these. Although they were full of flavor and tender chicken breasts. It was not my favorite marinade recipe...but did work well.
  4. jrusk
    Awesome! I froze these so I wasn't sure what I was gonna get the day I defrosted them. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised! I'll put this in my Make Ahead rotation for sure. Delicious! Thanks Debby!
  5. Pam-I-Am
    A very easy recipe to prepare in the morning and grill quickly for dinner. I didn't freeze mine this time, but I may get some extra chicken breasts ready to freeze for future meals. I do think I will cut back on the rosemary next time as it comes through stronger than the other herbs. I served mine with a potato and Recipe #168208.


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