A quick and easy classic Italian dish, on your table in 30 minutes! Your family will love the bright fresh flavors of this easy lemon chicken piccata.
Author: The Chunky Chef
4bonelessskinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4 - 1" thickness)
salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of ground thyme
1/2cupdry white wine
Fresh parsley and basilfor garnish
1lbthin spaghetti pasta
Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Season flour with salt, pepper and chopped fresh basil. Add thyme, salt and pepper to each side of the chicken breasts, then dredge in the seasoned flour.
Place the chicken breasts in the skillet. Cook in batches of 2 (unless you have a huge skillet) to ensure a golden brown exterior. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completely cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
Drop your pasta in salted boiling water and cook until al dente (according to package directions).
Reduce the heat to medium low. Add shallots and garlic to the same skillet, stir to saute for 1 minute. Add stock, wine, lemon juice, heavy cream, and capers. Whisk to combine and bring the sauce to a low boil. Taste the sauce and adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Simmer the sauce for 3 minutes.
Drain pasta, place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and add fresh basil and parsley, and toss to combine.
Slice the chicken into strips and place over cooked pasta. Pour sauce over the top and garnish with chopped parsley and basil.
** If desired, serve with cooked pancetta or bacon as an additional garnish.