Chicken Piccata With Summer Vegetable Pasta

poniedziałek, 10 lutego 2014

Chicken Piccata With Summer Vegetable Pasta

Time: 50 mins

Ingredients

  • olive oil flavored cooking spray
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced onion (about 1/2 large onion)
  • 1 1/2 zucchini (about 1 medium, cut matchstick style)
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow squash (about 1 medium, cut matchstick style)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1 Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add bell pepper and onion; saute 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • 2 Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add zucchini and yellow squash, saute 4 minutes or until crisp tender. Add tomatoes and garlic, saute 2 minutes more. Add squash mixture to onion mixture; keep warm.
  • 3 Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain over a bowl, reserving 1/2 C cooking liquid. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to vegetable mixture; toss to combine. Add 1/2 C Parmesan cheese and basil; toss to combine. Keep warm.
  • 4 Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat. Shake off excess flour.
  • 5 Recoat the pan with cooking spray. Add olive oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • 6 Add broth, juice, and capers to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add green onions, butter, and remaining 1/4 tsp black pepper; stir until butter melts.
  • 7 Arrange 1 C pasta mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 chicken breast half, 1/4 C sauce, and 1 tbsp remaining Parmesan.

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