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One-Pot Chicken Piccata Pasta

One-Pot Chicken Piccata Pasta
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

This light and fresh one-pot pasta has all the tangy flavors of chicken piccata without the fuss. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
8
oz uncooked spaghetti (from 16-oz box), broken in half
1/4
cup capers, drained
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
Chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
  • 2
    Add chicken broth, lemon juice, spaghetti and capers; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente. Stir in whipping cream; cook just until heated through. Stir in grated lemon peel; serve warm. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with additional grated lemon peel or thin slices of lemon, if desired.
  • As pasta cools, the sauce will begin to absorb into pasta. Serve this immediately for best results.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • You may be wondering what piccata means; piccata is the Italian term used for cooking with a mixture of lemon juice, butter and parsley, and if you’ve made this chicken piccata pasta, you know it’s delicious! Capers are often added to dishes like chicken piccata and spaghetti puttanesca. Capers are pickled flower buds from a bush; they look similar to peas and offer a salty, vinegar-like taste—paired with the piccata sauce, the end result is an exceptionally delicious Italian dish that isn’t your average spaghetti recipe. Speaking of average, there is no excuse to make an average spaghetti dinner. Learn the basics and the hacks to make an out-of-this-world spaghetti dinner every time.

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