Monday, March 15, 2010

Calico Chicken

It's been another hectic Monday. After our busy weekend, I was hoping that my office would actually rescue me from the chaos of my life. Isn't that weird that I enjoy going to the office? Well, I guess it isn't that weird. It does seem to be the only time I get some quiet!

Well, after work I had to do the grocery run in the rain. At least it wasn't the pouring rain, it was just the drizzly rain. You know the kind that makes your hair just kinky enough to look like something the cat coughed up? Then, hauling my groceries up 3 flights of stairs and picking up the house and then picking up the girls from school. Then, homework and finding out my youngest is "star of the week" for her classroom, so I had to start going through the photos. :) Then I baked a cake for our office birthday party at work tomorrow! (That's another blog, but a yummy one). But I forgot to pick up a cake board, so I had to make a run to the store to get one and then I got home after 6:00 to find that he has an evening appointment at the chiropractor. Sheesh, when are we going to eat dinner?

So, in a rush to figure out what's for dinner and finishing up the cake, I decided to go with Calico Chicken. It's one of those easy skillet dinners that doesn't require a lot of extra work and uses up some things I have on hand.
You'll need:
2 Tb. unsalted butter
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
2 green onions chopped
1-2 chopped, cooked chicken breasts. (I had some already cooked chicken in the fridge so I gave it a quick chop)
1 bag diced potatoes and onions (refrigerated section, not frozen ones)fresh black pepper
salt to taste (or in my case, Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb blend)
Shredded cheese (your favorite flavor, I used a mexican blend)
In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat and lightly saute red bell pepper. Add potatoes and allow them to cook through. About 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Be careful not to handle them too much or you'll end up with a mashed mess. Add cooked chicken, black pepper and salt or other seasonings. Top with green onions and shredded cheese for a tasty supper!


Anonymous said...

That looks so delicious!!
I've already made some of your recipes, today I made the one of the stuffed peppers and it was so good!!
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day girl!!

Elle Girl said...

So glad you're enjoying the food! :) You'll have to try the Calico Chicken, you'll LOVE it!!!