Chicken Piccata with Pasta & Mushrooms

Our piccata, made with chicken breast and served over whole wheat pasta, replicates the rich lemon-caper sauce without the extra butter found in classic Italian piccatas.

Chicken Piccata with Pasta & Mushrooms
Chicken Piccata with Pasta & Mushrooms

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    ouncve whole-wheat angel hair pasta

  • 1/3

    cup all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2

    cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt, divided

  • 1/4

    tsp. ground pepper

  • 4

    chicken breasts

  • 3

    tsps extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1

    10-ounce package mushrooms, sliced

  • garlic

  • 1/2

    cup white wine

  • 2

    tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1/4

    cup chopped parsley

  • 2

    tbsp. capers, rinsed

  • 2

    tsp. butter

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until just tender, 4-6 minutes or according to the package directions. Drain and rinse. Meanwhile, whick 5 teaspoons flour and broth in a small bowl until smooth. Place the remaining flour in a shallow dish. Season chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper and dredge both sides in the flour. Heat 2 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle, 2-3 minutes per side. Heat the remaining 1 tsp. oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they release their juices and begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add garlic and wine to the pan and cook until reduced by half, 1-2 minutes. Stir in the reserved broth-flour mixture, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, capers, butter and the reserved mushrooms. Measure out 1/2 cup of the mushroom sauce. Toss pasta in the pan with the remaining sauce. Serve the pasta topped with the chicken and the reserved sauce.

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