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Like a black leather jacket or a fresh pair of Chuck Taylors, some things never go out of style. Ditto for chicken piccata, whose staying power can be attributed to simple flavors that complement each other beautifully. Lightly dredged chicken breasts, pan-fried to golden-brown perfection, are finished with a bright lemon-caper sauce. So fresh and so clean (clean!). Serve it next to a twirled mound of angel hair pasta, and you've got all the makings of a bona fide classic.
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using pork chops, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 2, cooking until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 3-4 minutes on one side and 2-3 minutes on the second side. Rest, 3 minutes.
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel and mince shallot.
Zest lemon, halve, and juice.
Pat chicken breasts dry. On a separate cutting board, cut each breast into three pieces. Cover pieces with plastic wrap, and gently pound with a heavy object to ⅓" thickness.
Remove plastic wrap. Season chicken on both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook the Chicken
Place flour on a plate. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Place floured chicken on another plate.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1½ Tbsp. olive oil. Add chicken cutlets to hot pan and cook on one side until golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
Flip chicken, and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 2-3 minutes.
Remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Cook the Pasta
Once water is boiling, add pasta to and stir constantly, 30 seconds.
Then cook until al dente, 3-5 minutes.
Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Strain pasta in a wire-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water.
Return pasta to pot and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil. Set aside.
Make the Sauce
Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat.
Add 1 tsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan and cook until fragrant, 30-45 seconds.
Stir in reserved pasta cooking water, chicken base, and ½ tsp. lemon zest (reserve remaining for garnish). Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes.
Remove from burner and swirl in butter.
Finish the Dish
Add half the sauce (reserve remaining sauce in pan), tomatoes, and 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice to pot with cooked pasta. Toss or gently stir to combine.
Stir capers into remaining sauce in pan.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spooning sauce over chicken and garnishing with remaining lemon zest (to taste). Bon appétit!
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