When Life Gives You Lemons Make Pasta – Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta

Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta

I found some beautiful lemons and with ingredients I had on hand I was able to make this awesome Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta.  If you like Chicken Piccata, I’m almost positive you’ll love this!  I made very few adjustments to the original recipe.  ENJOY!

Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken
Juice of 1 lemon (3Tbsp)
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp basil or oregano
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Pasta
2 cups dried penne pasta
2 Tbsp butter
Juice of 2 lemons (6 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream)
1 small bunch fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbps capers
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken
Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well.  Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over chicken.  Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.  When ready, grill until done.  Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes and then slice into strips to serve over pasta.

Pasta
While chicken is grilling.  Cook pasta according to directions (10-12 minutes).  Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain.  In same sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in garlic and lemon juice.  Pour in half and half and whisk until hot.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Add the parmesan cheese, and capers, and heat until cheese is melted.  Check the consistency of the sauce and add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce if necessary.  Toss in pasta and fresh basil.

Serve in pasta bowls with grilled chicken on top.  Sprinkle with more parmesan if desired.

Recipe Source: plainchicken.com

Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta

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