I struggle with meal planning. I just can't do it. I have tried but it just does not work for me. I'm always struggling to get a meal on the table each night. Tonight it's chicken night. I always look in freezer to see what we have and then I either try a new recipe or something I've done in the past. My husband requested this again. I'm going to share it with you. Of course, I have picky triplets so I made an additional batch of grilled chicken and am making pasta for those picky ones.
This is one of my husband's favorites:
Chicken & Calico Beans
1 tbsp veg oil
1 onion chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp prepared Mustard
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I grill it).
1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 oz) can baked beans
1. Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat; add onion and celery. Cook stirring occasionally, until celery is tender about 5 minutes.
2. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and salt in a small bowl.
3. Add chicken and beans to skillet; stir well. Pour ketchup mixture over chicken and beans; stir to coat.
4. Spoon mixture into a med casserole. Bake chicken mixture until hot and bubbly, about 35 minutes.
Variation: If you have white beans or pinto beans on hand, they can be used instead of kidney beans.
Also turkey, ham or pork can be in place of the chicken.