Chicken Piccata and Pasta

Crystal ~


This is a quick chicken dish to prepare that has delicious lemon flavor. You can pound the chicken breasts very flat, or butterfly them. I usually butterfly the breast, which gets them to the thinness I want, and then I cut them down the middle into serving size. If you would like the sauce a little thicker, stir in a bit of arrowroot. Arrowroot is a thickener with no flavor and will not leave a floury starchy taste. This dish can also be served with rice or other types of pasta.

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4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat (or butterflied and cut in half)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2/3 cup chicken broth
½ cup white wine
1 large lemon
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
8 ounces of pasta, cooked... fettuccini, linguine, or angel hair pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

On a piece of waxed paper or in a plate, mix together the flour, salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter on medium high heat.
Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until nicely browned.
Remove chicken from the skillet and add to an oven safe dish, and cover with foil. Keep the chicken warm in the oven on lowest setting.
Add garlic to the skillet and sauté for about a minute. Add the wine and chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Add the juice of one lemon and 2 Tablespoons of chopped Parsley into the pan.
Put the chicken back into the pan of sauce and heat through. Serve; spooning the sauce over chicken and pasta. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American