What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Choose-Your-Own Chicken

13 Feb
They say life is like a box of chocolates.

They say life is like a box of chocolates.

It’s the day before Valentine’s Day and do I have a gift for you!

It’s not a recipe, per se, but rather an idea that might save you some frustration at dinner time in your house too.

A few weeks back, maybe a month ago, we came up with Choose-Your-Own-Chicken for dinner.

Here’s what it is and here’s how it happened:

One night, we were contemplating our dinner plans and Don and I really wanted what we call “California Chicken,” which is a grilled chicken with melted cheese and avocado. It’s a meal we really enjoy. (By the way, you can add sprouts to the top if you’d like.)

We’re the only ones who really enjoy it. If given the opportunity, I’d eat an entire avocado myself, but I think I might be the only one who loves avocado that much.

Back to my story.

We wanted California Chicken for dinner and no one else did. I came up with a plan: let’s make it for us and then cook up a bunch of plain chicken tenderloins without the cheese and avocado and put out some other toppings and dips to choose from.

Kind of like a chicken buffet.

Or, like a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Everyone chooses the one they like the best and then everyone is happy.

So that’s what we did.

Our toppings included barbeque sauce, duck sauce, and ketchup. If one so desired, they could opt for nothing at all on their chicken and just eat it plain.

It’s nothing so amazing, but it really worked out well for us. We were happy, everyone was happy.

In general we won’t make five separate dinners, but we found a way to make one dinner work for five people’s tastes.

So that my friends and loyal readers, is my Valentine’s gift to you: Choose-Your-Own-Chicken.


6 Responses to “What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Choose-Your-Own Chicken”

  1. now at home mom February 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Oh! we do something similar to this, we first tried it because of our son, he loves to eat his food out of different bowls. So when we cook the chicken or meat, in different bowls we put different toppings that we enjoy, hubby loves BBQ sauce, ketchup but I prefer “jalapenos”, so it works out well for both of us too, we all pick what we want to eat! glad you shared this, though we were the only ones putting different toppings on the table! 🙂

    • thewholebagofchips February 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

      And here I thought I was being all original…. lol

      • now at home mom February 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

        🙂 you are! we just got this idea because of our little one, sometimes this is the only way he eats, so we tried it too and it’s perfect for us! 🙂

  2. Sue Meyerson February 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I bet I like avacados more than you do…they were on sale last week, so I had about 8 in my fridge, and now I have only one left! So There!

  3. Sue Meyerson February 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    oops! I like them but I spelled them wrong…avocados, is what I meant! LOL! I guess I need a vacation! Good thing one is coming up!

    • thewholebagofchips February 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      I’m glad to have a fellow avocado lover!!!
      Enjoy vacation week!

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