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Chicken Piccata Pasta

Dinner in 30 minutes! Buttery, lemony chicken piccata pasta is perfect for any weeknight with the family. Fast and delicious.
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Course: dinner, Main Meal
Cuisine: American and Itanlian
Keyword: 30 minute meals, easy recipe, pasta dinner
Servings: 2
Author: Laura Franco

Ingredients 

For the chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the pasta

  • 1/2 16 oz. box of pasta
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per the box instruction.
  • Mix salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle spice mixture on both sides of chicken breasts.
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat to medium.
  • Add chicken breasts and cook about 5-7 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate covered with 2 layers of paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
  • In the same skillet add another tablespoon of olive oil, capers, and tomatoes.
  • Cook on medium heat until the tomatoes start to blister and split open.
  • Add chicken broth, wine, and butter.
  • Bring it to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer.
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the pasta to the skillet with the liquid mixture and toss to coat.
  • Fold in the parmesan cheese, lemon zest, fresh parsley, and black pepper.
  • Add the chicken and toss to combine.
  • Transfer the piccata to a serving dish and drizzle with fresh lemon juice.

Notes

Krazy Kitchen Mom Tips:
  • Be sure to let the chicken sit for at least 10 minutes on a paper towel-covered plate before cutting it to soak up excess moisture.
  • Substitutions for this recipe:
    • Chicken broth for white wine.
    • Linguini or spaghetti for fettuccine pasta
  • It's best to prepare the chicken and the blistered tomatoes at the same time the pasta is cooking.
  • For al dente pasta, cook it 1-2 minutes less than the package instructions call for.