I am all about cooking comfort food and for me, comfort food means pasta. I could eat it every day, all day. I had the opportunity to create a recipe using some of my favorite La Romanella products and decided I would literally use ALL my favorites in one hearty, delicious, comforting dish. If you haven’t heard of La Romanella products then you haven’t been shopping at Smart & Final lately. These fabulous, gourmet Italian food products rival any others that I have tried. Their product line encompasses everything from dried pastas to Italian cheeses. My mouth is watering just thinking about them all. Take a look at my shopping experience on Google+.
I will eat anything that has artichoke hearts and capers in it so when I thought about what fabulous dish I was going to make, I knew it had to include these. So here it is…
Lemon Chicken Pasta
16 oz. package of La Romanella Organic Fettuccine
2 cups La Romanella Marinated Artichoke Hearts
1/4 cup La Romanella Capers
4 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
La Romanella Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Boil the pasta according to directions on package.
Prepare a plate or bowl with the flour and stir in salt & pepper to taste. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and lay in the hot oil. DO NOT over crowd the pan or the chicken will not brown properly. You might have to do this in two or three batches depending on how large your frying pan is.
Cook until golden brown and then turn over to brown on the other side. You want to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
When the chicken is finished, remove from the frying pan and set aside. Keep the pan heated and you will deglaze the pan using about a 1/8 cup of olive oil, butter and lemon juice.
Add the artichokes and capers to the pan and stir well to mix the flavors.
Next you will add in the chicken you already browned. Mix in gently so until the chicken is heated through.
Plate your cooked fettuccine and top off with the chicken mixture, making sure to top with a little of the pan sauce just to wet the pasta. Add some shredded parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!
This dish is definitely restaurant-worthy. The flavors of the lemon and capers and artichokes blend really well together. This is a great comfort food dish and it’s also perfect for a dinner party.
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