Chicken Pasta with Piccata Sauce

Chicken Pasta with Piccata Sauce


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This twist on the original tosses pasta with an Italian piccata sauce and serves the chicken on the side. This also works well with veal.


Serves: 4 

  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, pounded thin and cut into 5cm pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 65g butter, divided
  • 1 cup (250ml) dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 250g angel hair pasta, cooked and drained

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Whisk together flour, black pepper and paprika in a shallow dish. Evenly coat the chicken pieces with the flour mixture and set aside. Heat olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat; stir and cook the garlic until light brown, about 1 minute. Remove the garlic from the frypan and set aside.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of butter into the frypan with the olive oil. Cook the chicken pieces in the oil and butter over medium-high heat until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  3. Pour the wine into the hot frypan and bring to a boil over high heat, scraping the browned pieces from the bottom and sides of the pan. Boil the wine until it is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the chicken stock, reserved garlic, lemon juice and capers. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
  4. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and parsley. Return the chicken pieces to the frypan and continue cooking over medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
  6. Remove the chicken pieces to a serving dish and drizzle with a few tablespoons of the sauce and capers. Place the cooked angel hair pasta into the frypan with the remaining piccata sauce and toss to coat. Serve with the chicken.

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