This is not a Pinterest dinner, but it should be. At least, I think it should be.
I came up with this in college, when I was super broke. I needed something more filling than tuna and crackers, but I needed it to be cheap. Like, super cheap.
This is how it started, and it hasn't evolved much.
I never came up with a name for it, so if you can, tell me in the comments!
I still love it, for it's ease. But don't let it fool you, this is suuuuuper delish!
You really probably only need 2-3 cloves of garlic, but in this house we tend to go overboard.
Did I mention we like garlic?
So this is how easy: Heat some olive oil in the pan. Chop up your garlic and onions and toss them in. While those are cooking, chop up your chicken into small pieces. Once your onions are nice and clear, toss in the chicken.
Cook the chicken through, then add the rice and water. You can use chicken broth in place of water, and it will just add that much more flavor. Cover the pan, and let it cook for about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans, add those to the pan, and cover again until the beans are heated through. Salt and pepper to taste. Bear likes to add soy sauce to his instead of salt.
Rice and beans together are a good source of protein, or so I've been told.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Chicken Dinner on a Dime
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.