Grilled Marinated Chicken for the Freezer

Chopped grilled chicken

One of the basics of Menus4Moms menus is having food prep already done before dinner time. One way we accomplish this is by bulk cooking meat and freezing it in meal-sized portions. Here is a wonderful recipe for cooking chicken in bulk. Have grilled chicken for dinner the night you cook it, then chop and freeze the leftovers in dated freezer bags. The longer the chicken marinates in this mixture, the more flavorful it will be.

Chopped grilled chicken

Grilled Marinated Chicken

  • Author: Mary Ann
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 lbs. 1x


Bulk cooking chicken saves time on busy nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, and using grilled marinated chicken adds a depth of flavor not found in baked or sautéed chicken when you add it to recipes.



  • 4 lbs. chicken parts of your choice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt or Adobo
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Place marinade with chicken in a marinating container and marinate overnight. Grill chicken until it reaches 160° at the thickest part, or until white all the way through and juices run clear. If you do not have a grill, you can bake the chicken in the oven. Serve 1 portion of the chicken for dinner and chop and freeze the rest for use in soups, casseroles, and stove top meals.


Prep time includes the time spent chopping and bagging the extra chicken for the freezer.

  • Method: grill


  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 207

Keywords: grill, marinated chicken, chicken in bulk, chicken for freezer, bulk cook chicken

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About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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