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Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata

Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata, a twist on the classic dish, has a creamy smokey tomato sauce that will have your mouth watering. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for company!

Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata, a twist on the classic dish, has a creamy smokey tomato sauce that will have your mouth watering. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for company!

The inspiration for this recipe was the Chicken Piccata from the new “lighter” menu at one of my favorite restaurants in town.  It is served using a quarter of a rotisserie chicken, covered by a flavorful lemony cream sauce with capers. As is my usual, on the way home I started planning how I could make my own version of it and this recipe for Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata is it.

This is how you make Chicken Piccata when you need to cut out some calories but do not want give up the heavy cream! Or the butter! It’s really quick and easy – just grill the chicken, boil the pasta, and make the creamy, buttery, smokey sauce to serve over the top.

Ingredients to make Smoky Lemon Chicken Piccata

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • White Wine
  • Chicken Broth
  • Green Onions
  • Lemon
  • Cream
  • Tomato Pasta
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Pasta

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Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata, a twist on the classic dish, has a creamy smokey tomato sauce that will have your mouth watering. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for company!
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Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata

Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata is pan grilled chicken with a creamy smokey tomato sauce that will have your mouth watering.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 330kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces linguine noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless,cut in half lengthwise to make 6 breast pieces
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, or cooking wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 medium green onions, sliced, include white and green, set aside 1 TBSP for garnish
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • vegetable oil for grill grate

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the grill or stove top grill pan. Lightly brush with oil.
  • Grill chicken breasts until cooked thru, about 4 minutes on each side, and meat thermometer reads 165°F . Remove from grill, cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Begin cooking pasta according to directions on the package. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 TBSP butter. Add the garlic and green onions and cook until the onions are softened and garlic is fragrant, about 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add the white wine, broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, tomato paste and smoked paprika to the skillet. Bring to a low boil and cook for about 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Reduce heat to low. Stir the cream into the sauce mixture and cook until heated thru. Remove skillet from the heat.
  • Arrange pasta and grilled chicken on a plate and drizzle sauce over both chicken and pasta. Garnish with reserved green onion slices and serve warm.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Smokey Lemon Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.04g19%
Saturated Fat 6.44g40%
Cholesterol 77.02mg26%
Sodium 225.38mg10%
Potassium 467.86mg13%
Carbohydrates 31.38g10%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 1.96g2%
Protein 21.8g44%
Vitamin A 623.01IU12%
Vitamin C 10.17mg12%
Calcium 29.42mg3%
Iron 1.09mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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