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Chicken Piccata with Pasta and Mushrooms

Chicken Piccata with Pasta and Mushrooms

Servings

4 servings

Calories

397 calories per serving

Ingredients

• 6 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
• 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
• 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
• 4 chicken cutlets, (3/4-1 pound total), trimmed
• 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
• 1 10-ounce package mushrooms, sliced
• 3 large cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 cup white wine
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
• 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
• 2 teaspoons butter

Preparation

1.)  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
2.)  Meanwhile, whisk 5 teaspoons flour and broth in a small bowl until smooth. Place the remaining flour in a shallow dish. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and dredge both sides in the flour. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.
3.)  Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they release their juices and begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add garlic and wine to the pan and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the reserved broth-flour mixture, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
4.)  Stir in parsley, capers, butter and the reserved mushrooms. Measure out 1/2 cup of the mushroom sauce. Toss the pasta in the pan with the remaining sauce. Serve the pasta topped with the chicken and the reserved sauce.

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Servings

4 servings

Calories

302 calories per serving

Ingredients

• 4 skinless chicken breast halves on the bone, about 2 pounds
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
• 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 1/2 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice, chopped and juice reserved
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste

Preparation

1.)  Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
2.)  Heat the oil in a sauté pan over moderately-high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken.
3.)  Reduce the heat to moderate. Add the onion and pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half. 4. Add the tomatoes and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and simmer the mixture covered for 10 minutes.
5.)  Return the chicken breasts to the pan and simmer, covered, until the chicken is just done, about 20 minutes longer.

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