July 31, 2012

Onion Baked Chicken Alfredo with Capers



At the end of this week, I will be drafting into my annual fantasy football league with my family, and then later with some Dell friends, and this morning all I've been doing is trying to come up with a fun name for my team! Ever since high school but mostly when I became a bartender, football has been my absolute favorite sport. Every Sunday after Church you could find me posted up at a local pub with a beer in my hand and a jersey on, ready for game day. I am SO excited for this upcoming year!

While looking at names I thought it would be so fun if a group of bloggers did their own little free fantasy football league... what do y'all think? Either way.. these are my top favorite names:

1. ABC, Easy as RGIII
2. The Big Tebowski
3. A Partridge in a Crabtree
4. Colt Forte-Five, 2 Zig Zags
5. Brady Gaga
6. Rice, Rice Baby
7. Forgetting Brandon Marshall

Haha, and I just got these off a "Top Fantasy 2012 Names" site... What's y'alls fav? I can't even decide, I love all the football players above. Speaking of sports... how crazy is it that I was watching Sports Center while filling up my tank yesterday hahah... someone has got the RIGHT idea instead of those annoying commercials!



Anyway, I cannot wait to share this recipe I made last night with y'all. I was in HEB last week getting some necessities here and there, and while I was getting some pickles, I saw these capers in a jar, and it took me back to CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) where Scott and I used to go on little dates while he worked at Barton Creek Mall - and CPK was inside. I used to order the Lemon Shrimp Alfredo quite frequently... My favorite thing about this meal was the flavor the capers added to it, so as soon as I saw them at HEB, I had to get them!



These little babies are amazing! So I threw this recipe together on my own last night, and you will not be sorry if you make it!!


Ingredients:

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Jar Alfredo (Any type is fine, I used Roasted Garlic Alfredo)
1/2 Box Whole Grain Rotini Pasta (I portioned for only 2, still had leftovers)
1 Can French Onions (Optional coating of chicken) & 1 tablespoon wheat flour
1/2 bag Broccoli and Cauliflower
2 Tablespoons Capers
Spray Can Olive/Veg Oil
Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • After thawing chicken, dice into bite sized pieces (we serve our pastas in bowls so this works out great for us, you can leave them as full chicken breasts and bake for 40 minutes)
  • Spray Chicken with Olive/Veg Oil and place in a ziploc bag filled with French Onions and 1 tablespoon wheat flour. (If you don't do onion baked, you can sprinkle your own seasonings or even blacken your chicken at this point.)
  • Shake until chicken is fully coated. Place on a foiled pan lightly sprayed with olive oil, and place in oven for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • Place Veggies on a separate baking sheet sprayed with olive oil and your desired spices, and bake for the same 20 minutes.
  • In a medium pot of boiling water, empty half a box of rotini and boil for 10-12 minutes, then drain in a collander. Placing back in pot, empty alfredo sauce and capers into the pot with the pasta, and simmer over low-med heat.
  • Once Chicken and Veggies are finished, put all together and sprinkle parmesan cheese for topping, and enjoy!



This entree was SO good! We don't eat pasta too often because we are trying to lose weight, but this was surprisingly on the lighter side, the veggies and capers were excellent additions to the flavor, and the Onion Baked Chicken was incredible! I highly recommend you make this stat! :)

The rest of last night we relaxed, talked about our day.. and I may or may not have spent a few hours catching up on DVR in bed... It was awesome! Huxley apparently enjoyed sleeping on my neck...


We also went and checked out the house I mentioned yesterday on Huxley St. before it got too dark outside... y'all it was in a cul de sac and all the houses around it were gorgeous as well! Ahh wish I could just throw down a payment and move in already! heheh wish it were that easy. Hey, it's a great way to figure out exactly what we want, where we want it, so by the time we're ready to purchase it'll be that much easier in the end.


Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday so far!

8 comments:

Ruthie Hart said...

I like the RG3 name, sic em bears :-). And this recipe looksyummy!! I want to try it with a red sauce, Jon never wants to eat alfredo bc its not "healthy" but I love it!! and goodluck on the house!

Brooke Houston said...

This dish looks amazing! Where is the house you're looking at located?! That's so exciting! I can not wait to move, but I guess I'll have to :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

If its okay I will hire you to be my personal chef. But you gotta bring the dog.

Nikol Schiller said...

OMG this recipe looks like it's to die for! :) I'm going to have to try it. I love, love, love capers too. YUM!

Sarai McDowell said...

I wake up all the time to find one of our two bostons laying directly on my neck! Plus SNORING!
Must be a boston terrier thing :)
Don't you just love it?

xoxo
Sarai

TheTinyHeart said...

Huxley is soo cute! I just ordered a sweater from Target with a Boston Terrier on it :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Amanda said...

Love how Huxley slept on your neck. Louie will put his butt in my face and try to sit down on my shoulder :) Hope you're not having too much of a hard time house hunting.

Linny said...

That looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing!