Chicken Picata Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 339.5
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 58.0 mg
  • Sodium: 214.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 27.0 g

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A refreshing pasta dish with lemon tones & very filling with the whole wheat pasta! A refreshing pasta dish with lemon tones & very filling with the whole wheat pasta!
Number of Servings: 8


    2 T. Olive Oil
    1 1/3 lb boneless chicken tenders, or 3 whole boneless chicken breasts
    Salt & Pepper
    1 1/2 T. butter
    4 cloves garlic
    2 shallots (4 T)
    2 T. flour
    1/2 c. white wine
    1 lemon, juice (about 1/4 cup)
    1 c. chicken stock
    3 T. capers, drained
    1/2 c parsley, chopped
    1 lb. whole wheat penne


Cook pasta according to package directions. Brown chicken in 1 T olive oil, 5-6 min. Remove from pan - return pan to heat. Reduce heat to medium, add remaining olive oil & 1 T. butter, garlic, and shallots. Cook 3 min, stirring ocassionally. Add flour and stir, 2 min. Whisk in wine - reduce for 1 minute, whisk in lemon juice & chicken stock. Stir in capers and parsley. Add remaining butter, stir. Add chicken, cook thoroughly. Toss with pasta. Garnish with extra chopped parsley, if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRIMINI7403.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this and use it as the base recipe for lots of other dishes. My family hates capers so I sprinkle them on my serving only. Try adding finely sliced sun-dried tomatoes and chopped roasted red peppers just before making the sauce............this also works well with left-over pork tenderloin. - 11/17/09

    Reply from CRIMINI7403 (11/17/09)
    Thanks! This is my original recipe, but tonight am going to try to change it up a bit by reducing the amounts of butter & oil - and just using more chicken stock. I doubt I'll miss any of the flavor, but definitely some of the fat! Chicken can be cooked with nonstick spray, etc.

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  • I made this for dinner last night, very tasty. My family enjoyed it as well. - 1/16/14

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  • Incredible!
    This was very easy to make and delicious! It also worked very well as leftovers. I will be making this one again. - 12/8/09

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