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October 12, 2011

Creamy Chicken Piccata

Dear Matthew, 
I'm not sure if you follow my pins as closely as you follow my posts so I thought I'd help you out.
If you make this for dinner tonight I'll eat it and talk about how yummy it was and what a fantastic cook you are while you do the dishes!

Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata
inspired by The Pioneer Woman
(Printable Recipe)

Juice of 1 lemon (3Tbsp)
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp basil or oregano
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups dried penne pasta
2 Tbsp butter
Juice of 2 lemons (6 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream)
2 tsp dried basil
2 Tbps capers
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well.  Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over chicken.  Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.  When ready, grill until done.  Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes and then slice into strips to serve over pasta.

While chicken is grilling.  Cook pasta according to directions (10-12 minutes).  Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain.  In same sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in garlic and lemon juice.  Pour in half and half and whisk until hot.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Add the parmesan cheese, basil and capers, and heat until cheese is melted.  Check the consistency of the sauce and add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce if necessary.  Toss in pasta.

Serve in pasta bowls with grilled chicken on top.  Sprinkle with more parmesan if desired.



  1. I make a pretty darn good chicken piccata but i might just have to try this!

  2. I love me some chicken piccata! I'll be giving this recipe a try asap :)

  3. Girl this is making my mouth watering. Repinning it now! btw last night Matt asked me "do they have a boats catergory on pinterest?" He was thinking of joining after seeing how cracked out I am on it!

  4. You tell Matt if he makes this for you I am telling Todd, he just got bumped on the best husband list! Now foreals I want this tonight :)

  5. This is such a fantastic recipe!!

  6. Delicious! I will add that to my list of foods to eat when Henry tolerates dairy! I have not checked out Pinterest yet. I keep meaning too but know it will be yet another way for me to procrastinate on doing things around the house.

  7. I am soooo gonna make this! That looks delish!

  8. What a great recipe! I am going to hit the store and make this tomorrow!

  9. i'm so excited to try this... thank you for sharing! i'll let you know how it goes (assuming i follow through with my promise). :)


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