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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!

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!

Anyway, this is how I make it.  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. 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.

 

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

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

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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Ingredients

8 oz linguine noodles, cooked according to package directions
3 large chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise to make 6 breast pieces
3 TBSP unsalted butter
1 TBSP minced garlic
1/4 cup dry white wine, or cooking wine
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 sliced green onions, include white and green, set aside 1 TBSP for garnish
2 tsp fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh 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 grate with oil.
Grill chicken breasts until cooked thru, about 4 minutes on each side, and meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. 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.


 

 

If you love this recipe, you may also like my recipe for  Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

 

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