CHICKEN CAPELLINI IN LEMON CREAM

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders (tendon removed) or boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/3 cup AP flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. Crimini mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1 large lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 lb. dried cappelini (angel hair) or your favorite pasta
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano (garnish)
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, roughly chopped

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat until just beginning to smoke.
  • While the oil is heating, dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour and shake off all excess flour.
  • Place the chicken into the hot oil and brown on both sides (approximately 5 minutes total).
  • Add the mushrooms and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper and saute until almost done.
  • Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes (do not brown the garlic).
  • Add the juice from the lemon and stir, this will begin to thicken almost immediately.
  • Add the vermouth and stir.
  • Add the sour cream and stir until incorporated.
  • Add the heavy cream and stir to incorporate and then bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer until the pasta is done.
  • Fill a 6 qt. pot with 4 qts. of water and season with 2 Tbsp. of salt and bring to a rapid boil over high heat.
  • Add the pasta and cook for about 5 minutes or until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta but do not rinse!
  • Add 1 Tbsp of lemon zest and the chopped fresh thyme to the chicken and sauce and stir until incorporated.
  • Place your amount of cooked pasta onto your heated plate or bowl and spoon the sauce and chicken over the top.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano Reggiano and chopped Italian parsley.

Notes

This recipe serves 2 - 4 depending on appetites

You can substitute your favorite pasta for the cappelini if you like

Categories: Main Dish  Pasta  Poultry 
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