Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken cutlet, 3/4 cup pasta, and 3 tbsp. sauce)

The bright, bracing tartness of fresh lemon and briny hit from capers makes this Italian dish a beloved classic. Garlic takes a starring role in this version: Slices infuse the oil for searing the chicken and become a golden, crispy garnish. We save time by opting for chicken cutlets (no need slice or flatten larger breasts) and angel hair pasta (even whole-grain noodles cook in less time than standard spaghetti). The flour coating gives the chicken a gorgeous golden crust. For a gluten-free dish, use any gluten-free flour and swap the pasta for rice.

 

 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1 tablespoon juice; toss. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.

Step 2

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium; cook 4 minutes or until garlic is crisp and golden. Remove garlic from pan with a slotted spoon; reserve. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan.

Step 3

Add remaining 1 tablespoon flour and 1/4 cup stock to pan, stirring with a whisk. Add remaining 1 1/4 cups stock and capers; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Top pasta with chicken, sauce, and garlic.