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#29213: Tonight's Dinner REC: Chicken Thigh Piccata on Pasta

Posted by: Richard in Cincy at 1:44 am on Nov 24, 2016

This was tonight's dinner. I was 30 minutes start to finish. So easy and so delicious I've been asked to write the recipe down so that it may appear on future dinner menus (before I forget it):

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
flour, for dredging
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. sherry
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 c. chicken stock
1/4 c. capers
1/2 cup whipping cream
freshly grated parmigianno-reggiano
1/3 c. chopped basil for garnish
Cooked spaghetti

Season chicken and flour. Saute in skillet with olive oil until nicely brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside to keep warm.

Saute the garlic for a minute, then add the sherry, broth, lemon juice, and capers. Bring to a boil and reduce while stirring to deglaze the pan. When reduced by half, add cream, bring to a simmer and reduce slightly. Stir in 1 tbls butter off the heat to enrich the sauce.

Place drained pasta on plate. Top with chicken. Pour sauce over, sprinkle with P-R cheese and garnish with chopped fresh basil.

I served this with steamed fresh Brussels sprouts and an Arugula salad with an herb-basalmic vinaigrette.