Meal Swap 101…Hawaiian Chicken and Rice

 For over a year I have been involved in a meal swap group. 10 families (mainly wives and a few husbands)  meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month and swap frozen meals. On Facebook we have our group and write what we are making to avoid duplicates and gain a greater variety. Once we meet, we line up our empty laundry baskets in a row and drop a meal in everyone’s basket.  If we are all there on time it takes 5 minutes.  You grab your basket with the 10 new meals and PRESTO-I walk away with 10 different prepared frozen meals. I love it and it has saved me a bunch of time.

This month I decided to make a recipe Emma recently tried from . Being that it was Sunday and meal swap is Wednesday I needed something a little easier and with a little less prep time than my past months meal of Asparagus Egg Bake ( cracking 100+ eggs) .

Hawaiian Chicken and Rice for One Meal ( The pictures are for preparing 10 meals)

1 can of Pineapple

1 jar of Target brand Sweet Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

5-6 Chicken Breasts

3 cups of Minutes Rice


Combine the chicken, sauce and pineapple and place in a crock pot for 4-6 hours on low. Before dinner, make the rice separately by bringing 3 cups of water to a boil,  add the rice and cover. Let the rice simmer for 5 minutes. While simmering, shred the chicken right in the crock pot. Once both are done place the chicken on a bed of rice- YUM!!!

For this meal swap, I opened everything up and added each meal in a freezer bag with the written instructions, and off they go to swap.



What a great time saver!

Enjoy –

Housewife of Dakota County, aka Mallory

*** This is my first post ever, take note and wish me luck that they get better 🙂

4 thoughts on “Meal Swap 101…Hawaiian Chicken and Rice

  1. Mal, great idea for a blog by you ladies! Your Hawaiian chix recipe looks excellent, we’re for sure going to give it a try

  2. you girls are something else…this goes way back to lemonade stands and craft sales at clear lake, etc. good luck….I know you will have fun with this. love you both gramma joanne

  3. Awesome! I cannot wait to try this recipe and now I want to find ten friends for a meal swap! Wonderful idea! Love you both! ~Shawnda ❤

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