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Pastene Chicken Piccata

Ingredients

Serves 4
16 ozPastene Italian Spaghetti
2chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
¼ cupall-purpose flour (for dredging)
6 Tbspunsalted butter
5 TbspPastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
⅓ cuplemon juice
½ cupchicken stock
¼ cupPastene Capers, drained and rinsed
⅓ cupfresh parsley, finely chopped
½ tspkosher salt, more to taste
½ tspblack pepper, more to taste

Directions

  • Butterfly each chicken breast and cut in half.  Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.
  • In a large skillet, over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 additional tablespoons butter and olive oil and cook the other pieces of chicken in same manner as above. Remove pan from heat and transfer to the plate.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In the original skillet, drain remaining oil and butter and add the lemon juice, chicken stock and capers. Return skillet to cooktop and bring contents to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Add the spaghetti to the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Plate the spaghetti, top with a chicken breast and pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with parsley.

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