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smokey lemon chicken piccata
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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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  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.38g | Protein: 21.8g | Fat: 12.04g | Saturated Fat: 6.44g | Cholesterol: 77.02mg | Sodium: 225.38mg | Potassium: 467.86mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 1.96g | Vitamin A: 623.01IU | Vitamin C: 10.17mg | Calcium: 29.42mg | Iron: 1.09mg

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