Thursday, May 5, 2011

Do capers go bad?

In keeping with my promise of not going to the grocery store, I came home from work on Tuesday night and had to come up with dinner using some pretty skimpy choices for ingredients

I knew I was going to use chicken breast.  I just didn't know what I was going to do with the chicken.  I dug through the pantry and fridge and found what is in the picture above.  The capers and the sun dried tomatoes had been in the fridge for awhile.  I asked myself "do capers go bad?"  I guess I would find out!

I decided to season the chicken with garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil and dried oregano.  And salt.  I would have added pepper too but my pepper mill is broken and I am too cheap to buy a new one.

I didn't measure any of the spices, but the chicken looked like this when I was done:

I sauteed 4 chicken breasts in a non-stick pan with 1 T olive oil.  Meanwhile I had also found a half of a box of lasagne noodles, which I broke up and boiled in water.  After the noodles were done cooking, I drained them, put them back in the pot and added:
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with garlic and basil
  • 5-6 tsp capers
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • 1/2 can chicken stock

I served the chicken over the pasta and added some parmesan cheese.

  1. capers do not go bad (yippee!)
  2. the chicken did not have any flavor
  3. the pasta and the "sauce" were pretty good
  4. extra cheese made everything better
I am not sure why the chicken had no flavor.  Maybe I should have added the tomatoes etc. to the chicken instead of to the pasta?  In any event, the Husband and the Toddler ate it.  I thought it was even better the next day for lunch!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! I love this recipe... and I <3 capers! So happy they don't go bad.


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