Monday, January 30, 2012

Just Another Manic Monday....Roasted Poblano Alfredo (w/ Grilled Chicken & Tomatoes)

So simple...and sooooo good!
Well...Monday is almost over....yeah!  Actually it was a gorgeous bright sunny day here...and although I ran a few errands after work, I still had plenty of time to make a delicious dinner afterwards.  On one of my earlier blog posts, I posted a picture of a new flavor of Classico sauce..."Roasted Poblano Alfredo" that I had stumbled upon.  Anyway, I've been mulling over some ideas about how I wanted to use it.  There were a few recipe suggestions that were attached to the jar lid.  I took one of them and embellished it....and I must tell you, it turned out wonderful!

The recipe consisted of only a few ingredients....a bag of cheese tortellini (I used frozen because I can keep it on hand), grilled sliced chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes (tiny little "Santa Sweets" grape tomatoes), 1 jar of Classico Roasted Poblano Alfredo sauce, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped Italian parsley....that's it!  You can see how beautiful it turned out...and it was as delicious as it was pretty!

Just a few good ingredients combined together turned into a really delicious meal
While hubby grilled the boneless chicken breasts, I sliced and briefly sauteed some sliced grape tomatoes in olive oil (please...if I ever say EVOO...shoot me...that Rachel Ray gets on my nerves after a while)....sorry, back to cooking.  So, the chicken was grilling and the tomatoes were sauteing, I chopped my fresh Italian parsley while my cheese tortellini was boiling (which by the way only takes 2 minutes to boil).
And....TA-DA...a delicious meal is served
Eating with your eyes is almost as important as eating with your mouth, don't you think?
Well...this meal took me approximately 20-25 minutes from start to finish.  And honestly, you'd be hard pressed to find a meal any better at any local restaurant, I promise!  It is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul....Bon appetit!


Anonymous said...

That looks so gooooooood and so easy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had a big plate of it right now!!!! It looks so beautiful and picturesque!!!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I added it to my meal plan for the coming month :) I tried this new sauce for the first time tonight and it is *perfect*, reminds me of the spicy creme sauce they make at Cafe Brazil here in Dallas. I served it on top of southwestern crepes and it was hard to eat just one! For the filling I used leftovers of my favorite crockpot recipe--2lbs chicken, 1 can black beans drained, 1 can corn drained, 24oz jar of salsa. Cook on low until tender then shred with fork. Serve over rice, or mix with rice/cheese/refried beans to make burritos, or mix with a jar of alfredo and 1/2lb of pasta (we like radiatore)--so many variations and so few dishes to wash! :)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks...I hope you like it! Your recipe for your crockpot chicken dish sounds delicious too. I will try making that myself -- I love coming home to meals made in the crockpot! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Rachel said...

I had to come back and share my latest favorite way to eat this sauce! I mixed the dregs of the jar with ketchup to make a spicy dip for sweet potatoe fries--delicious! :) I used to like Costco's sweet potatoe fries but now I just might crave them!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

That sounds delicious Rachel! I like sweet potato fries too -- I would never have thought to do that with the tail end of the sauce and ketchup...I will have to try that.