Note: This was intended to be an indoor picnic.
–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–sweet pickle relish
–onion (one and one-half, divided, chopped)
–salt and pepper
–ciabatta buns (whole wheat, 2)
–great Northern beans (dried, soak overnight, 1 cup)
–corn (one-half package, frozen)
–Promise Activ margarine (heart-healthy)
1 – Place 1 cup of soaked beans in a slow cooker. Add 3 cups of water and one-half cup of maple syrup. Chop 1 onion, and add to the cooker. Season with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of Dejon, one-fourth cup of catsup, and olive oil. Cook all day long, at least 8 hours (the longer, the better).
2 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Pour one-third cup of plain breadcrumbs in the bag. Shake well. Place in a covered baking dish with a little water. Set aside.
3 – Place the corn in a covered baking dish with a little water. Season with salt, pepper, and margarine. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
4 – Place bowls of catsup, Dejon mustard, chopped onion, and sweet pickle relish on the buffet. Microwave the chicken for 5 minutes.
5 – Microwave the 2 ciabatta buns for 50 seconds.
6 – Allow your dinner guest to make his/her own sandwich with chicken and the condiments on a ciabatta bun. Serve the beans and corn as sides.
–recipes for beans adapted from food.com web site; other recipes original.