I really need to go to the store – no more fruit, crackers, and only a couple of eggs! This is likely to cause an uprising in my household. But I really don't feel like throwing the kids in the car and braving the grocery store with a toddler and a baby right now. So, I have to get creative!
I have lots of chicken in the freezer, and cans of Italian diced tomatoes in the pantry, so I'll with that. The kids are antsy, so I need something they will both eat and Gabe can help me cook! Here's what I came up with:
What you need:
Your favorite rice (I love Rice Selects – Royal Blend)
Your veggie of choice (mine is 1/2 a bag of baby carrots, because that's all I had on-hand!)
1/2 to 1 lb. chicken (depends on how many you're feeding)
2 cans diced tomatoes (Italian or Green Chilis works best)
Optional – 1 can tomato sauce for extra juiciness
1 cup barbecue sauce
Dash of sugar
In the morning, defrost your chicken and put in the Crock Pot along with the tomatoes and barbecue sauce. Turn it on low for 8 hours. Or, start the process in the early afternoon and put the Crock Pot on high for 4 hours.
About an hour before dinnertime, grab your favorite toddler to help you start cooking the rice. Mine takes 45 minutes.