Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Sliders {Freezer burgers}

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There’s satisfaction when I pull a delicious meal from the freezer knowing I’ve made it myself. I’ll admit I’m becoming a whole foods junkie freezer cook. I love to create mouth-watering meals and throw them in my freezer for time crunch days. Anyone with me?

Here’s a recipe I tried recently and it was just the right size for my kids, not too big, but just the right amount. I tweaked the recipe by Homemade by Holman  to make it more flavorful from the freezer. I recommend grilling outdoors and using fresh pineapple if possible. However, we had to broil ours indoors and use canned pineapple, but the flavor was outstanding.


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika {I used regular, but I’ve added this to my list to buy}
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 12 pineapple rings grilled {fresh preferred or canned}
  • 12 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns or 12 slider rolls


  1. Combine soy sauce, paprika, chili powder and cumin in a stand mixer bowl.
  2. Add chicken and slowly stir just until combined.
  3. Label quart or gallon freezer bags: Hawaiian chicken sliders. Grill or broil until done. Top with pepperjack and pineapple.
  4. Form into 12 slider burgers or 6 full size burgers if desired and stack between sheets of foil or wax paper. Click here for a tutorial.
  5. Freeze and thaw 24 hours when you’re ready to enjoy. Fully grill or broil. Top with cheese and pineapple.


This is definitely going on our summer camping trips. YUMMY!

Have you made any homemade burgers and frozen them lately?

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