Chicken Piccata Skillet

Happy Monday (did I just put those two words together?)! I am particularly sad to see this weekend end since it was a fun one.  We broke in our new patio by inviting a group of friends over for a campfire, hot apple cider and plenty of desserts….it was pretty much the perfect fall night.  It’s nice to have a huge patio to hang out on, especially when the weather is so perfect for it.

My favorite thing about this dish I’m sharing with you today is that it is all cooked in the skillet – even the pasta!  Yup, no need to even have a separate pot going to boil the water and pasta.  This means SUPER easy clean up which is awesome for a quick weeknight meal.  I don’t know about you but there’s nothing worse than preparing a delicious meal, stuffing your face, and then sitting at the table and staring at the mess you made in the kitchen that is awaiting you.  All I want to do after dinner is head to the couch and lay there in a full blown food coma.

Note:  If you don’t like a lemon sauce, you will not like this meal.  I repeat.  If you do NOT like the taste of lemon sauce (like that in chicken french, etc.) then this dish might have too much of a strong lemon flavor for you.  Personally, I loved it just the way it is.  You could always half the lemon juice and replace it with more chicken broth, though!  It would still be tasty.  Enjoy!

Chicken Piccata Skillet Recipe.  Quick and easy and only dirty one dish!

INGREDIENTS:

*makes 4 servings*

12 oz cooked, chopped chicken (or half a rotisserie chicken)
2 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup lemon juice
8 oz pasta
3-4 Tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

In 12-inch skillet, combine chicken, pasta, onion, garlic, heavy cream, lemon juice, chicken broth and pasta. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat.

Simmer for 15-18 minutes, until pasta is tender. Stir in capers and parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat about 5 more minutes.

I served this with Bruschetta on the side.

Recipe source:  plainchicken.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

33 Responses to “Chicken Piccata Skillet”

  1. October 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM #

    I love lemons, lemony desserts, lemon sauces, pasta with lemon, chicken piccata… – so this is for me! : ) Love how easy this is (look at those quick instructions!) – all in one skillet is a big plus and something I’ve never tried. Thanks!

    • October 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

      It’s SO easy! That’s what I just love about it!

  2. October 14, 2013 at 9:41 AM #

    I cannot get over how easy this is – genius!!! Have to try this one!

    • October 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

      Good tasting and hardly any mess! :)

  3. October 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    Chicken piccata is one of my favorite meals- I definitely wouldn’t mind the strong lemon flavor! And love that is a one skillet meal, perfect!

  4. October 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

    I love one pot/skillet meals. Saves me from all the dishes! :) Chicken piccata is a favorite of mine so I know I’ll love this. Delectable! :)

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

      I agree! They are life savers!

  5. October 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM #

    Chicken piccata has been at the top of my list of favorite meals for a long, long time. With it’s induction into the one skillet club as shown by your post, it just moved up another knotch, in my book! Great job with this one, Ashley – thanks for the enlightenment!!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

      This was the first time I ever made it – made me wonder why I waited so long :) Thanks, Dan!

  6. October 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM #

    Well I love lemon, especially when combined with a creamy sauce. So delicious! Anyway, this dish sounds totally good for a weekend like you’ve just described. So glad you finally got to enjoy your new patio!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

      Can’t go wrong with a creamy sauce + lemons! Thanks, girl!

  7. October 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM #

    I love creamy pasta meals, so this is definitely going on the list! Thanks!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

      Thanks, Pamela!! I love them too!

  8. October 14, 2013 at 3:23 PM #

    This looks like a great dinner! I love fires in the backyard on chilly nights. My aunt and uncle always do that when we visit them!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

      It’s so much fun!!

  9. October 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM #

    I think I’d love that lemony sauce, it sounds scrumptious! And this looks so so easy, perfect for weeknight dinners!
    I’m glad to know you had a fun weekend :)

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:24 PM #

      Thank you so much! Hope you did too!

  10. October 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

    desserts around a campfire with friends is what makes life sweet – no pun intended
    And this dish…my only complaint is why was I not there :)

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM #

      Love the pun :) And you’re right!!

  11. October 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM #

    Lemon sauce! I am looking forward to trying this dish since lemons will be in season pretty soon here in AZ.. :)

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM #

      Thanks, Shundara! I appreciate you coming by and commenting!

  12. October 14, 2013 at 9:22 PM #

    Sounds like a fun weekend! This looks delicious!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM #

      Thanks and it was!!

  13. October 14, 2013 at 9:30 PM #

    I love dishes like this – easy and delicious!

    • October 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM #

      Thanks, Vicki! I appreciate it!

  14. October 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM #

    LOVE that everything including the pasta is cooked in 1 pot! Genius! I love lemon and capers. Pinning so I remember to give it a try some time :)

    • October 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM #

      Thanks Christin and thanks for the pin, too!!

  15. October 15, 2013 at 1:08 AM #

    Ashley, this is a phenomenal recipe! LOVE that even the pasta is cooked in one skillet! Love all the flavor action going on too. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

  16. October 16, 2013 at 1:15 AM #

    I am loving this one pot meal!! It looks fantastic!

  17. October 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM #

    I always, always, always want more easy recipes for dinner. Thanks, Ashley! :) This looks so delicious and husband/toddler-friendly!

  18. October 16, 2013 at 8:04 PM #

    I love lemon, so this dish has my name on it! Really creative – Chicken Piccata is good, but you’ve really taken the dish to a whole new level. Good stuff – thanks.

    • October 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM #

      Oh then you will love this!

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