What's For Dinner Wednesday (a day late)

This WAS Wednesday's dinner, alas, I had no way to post it last night. Instead, you get this today. If you get hungry after viewing these pictures, you can always skip these posts.

Dinner was inspired by Outback Steakhouse's Alice Springs Chicken. It is my favorite non steak menu selection. I always substitute the sauteed onions for the shrooms, though. It was made kid friendly by putting the onions in the bottom of the baking dish (easier clean up, too) and they were kept happy by the lack of onions in their portions.

The chicken was marinated in some honey mustard for about a half hour, then laid atop the onions. Then they were roasted for a half hour at 400 degrees. (forgot the picture before the next step, sorry)
Next, crumbled bacon was sprinkled on top, and a liberal coating of cheddar cheese topped that. Then, they were baked for another 15 minutes.
This is prior to serving. I am fortunate to have an former butcher in the house, these breasts were butterflied and cooked up nicely. It made for a quicker meal, if they'd been thick chicken breasts, they probably would have taken 45 minutes, then another 20 or so.
Meanwhile, this was the accoutrement to tonight's dinner. It didn't go as well with the pasta as it would have with the Alice Springs, but it was tasty nonetheless. Not sure if we like this or Shock Top more.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Beer and Lemonade! Haven't seen that since I collected beer cans as a kid and got a can of "Shandy Barrel" from England.. at the time, thought that this was the funniest combination!
imaginary binky said…
Yum! You tempt me to come to your house every time I see your dinner fixins.
Kaoscapt said…
Actually, I made cutlets from the breasts, not butterfly them...

I believe I definitely like the Shock Tops better - too much lemon in the Summer Shandy for my tummy...

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