Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chicken Piccata


Altering this recipe just a tad made this dish healthier without losing any of it's fantastic flavor. In our opinion, just as delicious as the Italian restaurant we frequent...with fewer calories. Can't beat that!


- 6 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta (I used gluten-free whole-grain spaghetti with quinoa)
- 1/4 cup flat-leaf chopped parsley, divided
- 3 Tbs olive oil, divided
- 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1 lb. chicken breast cutlets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour, divided
- 2 Tbs diced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups organic chicken stock
- 2 Tbs capers, drained

Cook pasta according to directions; drain. Place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; toss. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons of flour on a plate and dredge chicken in flour, shaking off the excess. 

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until garlic is crisp and golden. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and set aside. Increase heat to medium-high and add chicken. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until done. Remove chicken to a plate, and add remaining tablespoon of flour to the skillet along with 1/4 cup chicken stock. Stir with a whisk. Add remaining 1 1/4 cups chicken stock and capers; bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the remaining parsley, lemon juice, and a little salt and pepper (optional). 

Plate pasta with chicken on top. Drizzle with sauce and top with bits of the golden garlic. Enjoy!  If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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