Chicken Cappellini with Artichokes and Capers
This is very simple pasta dish combining the health benefits of artichokes, the piquant flavor of capers and the lean protein of chicken breasts!!
My husband Geoffrey’s favorite pasta dish and a family favorite. Artichokes are a fabulous antioxidant tonic, chicken is lean and high protein and pasta provides the essential carbohydrates that we all need for optimum health!
1 package of boneless, skinned chicken breasts
course ground salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1&1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can artichoke quartered artichoke hearts(drained)
2 Tbls of capers ( do not rinse)
dash of crushed red peppers flakes
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 pkg Cappellini. angel hair pasta or thin Spaghetti
With a meat mallet, pound the chicken breasts until they become thin cutlets, set aside.
in a shallow dish mix flour with salt and pepper
add the chicken cutlets to the flour mixture, coat and shake off excess flour
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet at medium high heat
add the cutlets and brown on both sides, transfer cutlets
to a dish and set aside.
In the same pan at medium high heat add the chicken broth, artichoke hearts and capers, and crushed red pepper,add back the chicken cutlets with any juices that have accumulated.
Simmer the mixture for at least 10 minutes
until chicken is cooked through, add the parsley
in the meantime bring a pot of salted water to a boil;
add the cappellini or spaghetti and cook until al dente;
drain and reserve at least one cup of the cooking liquid.
Toss a little olive oil with the pasta and divide into shallow pasta dishes.
Add the cooking liquid to the chicken mixture and stir.
Serve chicken cutlet and vegetable mixture on top of pasta , garnish with shaved parmesan if desired.
Just Delicious! Enjoy!