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Hawaiian Chicken freezer meal

Some local friends and I started a freezer meal exchange earlier this year. Once a month we each have an epic cooking day at home, making multiple of the same recipe, and then come together later and swap meals with each other. It's quicker, more cost effective (buying in bulk, using the same spices for several meals, etc) and it's fun to try new foods. And we have meals in the freezer for busy nights! Score!

So, I'm going to be sharing a few of the recipes here, just as a reference point. This is not, nor will it ever become a food blog. I'm definitely not a foodie.


Hawaiian Chicken

 Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves of garlic-minced
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 can of chunked pineapple- drained
  • Pineapple juice from can of pineapple
  •  1 green and 1 red pepper- cut into 1 inch piences
  • 1 Tbs. grated ginger (dried also works)
  • 2 Tbs vinegar

Instructions

Place chicken thighs in a baking dish. Mix vinegar, pineapple juice, ginger, soy sauce, garlic and brown sugar together.  Pour over chicken. Cook on 350 for 35 minutes. Add pineapple and pepper chunks to chicken mixture, making sure it is submerged in the liquid. Cook for another 15-25 minutes, until chicken is done.

Serve with rice

*this also makes an excellent crockpot meal. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours. Add pineapple and peppers at the end so they don't become soggy.

If freezing, freeze pineapple and peppers separately from the chicken mixture.

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