Last night’s dinner!

I got this recipe from the food network site.  It is a Rachael Ray recipe.  It came out great!  The original recipe says 4 servings, but they would be HUGE servings – I think it serves 6 or 8 nicely!

Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ⅓ lbs. chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb. penne rigate pasta, cooked to al dente
  • Chopped or snipped chives, for garnish

Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and the chicken to the pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and return the skillet to the heat.

Reduce heat to medium. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, the garlic and shallots to the skillet. Saute garlic and shallots 3 minutes. Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in wine and reduce liquid 1 minute. Whisk lemon juice and broth into sauce. Stir in capers and parsley. When the liquid comes to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the sauce to give it a little shine.

Add chicken back to the pan and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Toss hot pasta with chicken and sauce and serve. Adjust salt and pepper, to your taste. Top with fresh snipped chives.

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