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Chicken Scallopini

This post is dedicated to my dad! He was the inspiration for the recipe and deserves some recognition for his unruly cravings of pasta and chocolate. My dad is a man of tradition and in relation with this eating out usually lands the family at Macaroni Grill. Guess what he orders every time? Yup, no menu necessary, my pops gets the chicken scallopini every time

Anyways… One cozy night at home, too comfy to leave the fire place, but still craving a familiar, creamy delicious meal. I decided to trick my dad into thinking he was at Macaroni Grill and satisfy the rest of the family by staying in. Not wanting to leave the house, I had to make due with what ingredients were already in the pantry. Luckily our pantry was stocked and I threw together a meal that mimicked my dad’s favorite restaurant meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box of angel hair pasta 
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 1 egg, whisked with a dash of water 
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, quartered  
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • 2 large sun dried tomatoes, sliced 
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Parmigiano, grated to taste  

In a large sauce pan bring water to a boil, salt heavily, then cook the angel hair pasta until al dente. Drain and splash a bit of olive oil on the pasta, mix and set aside. 

Meanwhile, prepare the chicken by first sprinkling it with salt and pepper to each side. Toss each in the egg mixture, then coat with flour. Heat a large saute pan with a splash of olive oil and heat to medium. Cook each chicken breast until golden brown on each side and white on the inside. About 4 minutes each side. 

Meanwhile, heat another large saute pan with olive oil to medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Then add the garlic and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 10 minutes. Next throw in the artichokes, capers and sun dried tomatoes. Let them heat threw for about a minute. Then squeeze in the lemon juice and stir. 

Next, raise the temperature to medium high and add in the wine. Let the wine reduce for about 5 minutes.  Lastly lower the heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream.  Stir continuously then let simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken. 

Scoop out a ladle of pasta, pour as much sauce mixture on the angel hair as desired, then top with a golden brown chicken breast. Garnish with freshly grated parmigiano. Bon Appetit! 

Love and home cooking fever, 

Toots and Kakes 

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