Chicken Piccata with Summer Vegetable Pasta
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Chicken Piccata with Summer Vegetable Pastan a try. One serving contains 663 calories, 56g of protein, and 16g of fat. This recipe serves 4. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for The Fourth Of July. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up strips bell pepper, garlic cloves, butter, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the onion you could follow this main course with the Candy Corn Cupcakes as a dessert.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
Add bell pepper and onion; saut 8 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown.
Place onion mixture in a large bowl; keep warm. Return pan to medium-high heat. Recoat pan with cooking spray.
Add zucchini and yellow squash; saut 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Add tomatoes and garlic; saut 2 minutes.
Add squash mixture to reserved onion mixture. Keep warm.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to vegetable mixture, stirring to combine.
Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and basil; toss to combine. Keep warm.
Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat; shake off excess flour.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray.
Add olive oil to pan, swirling to coat.
Add chicken, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Remove from pan; keep warm.
Add broth, juice, and capers to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes.
Add green onions, butter, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; stir until butter melts.
Arrange about 1 cup pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 chicken breast half, 1/4 cup sauce, and 1 tablespoon remaining cheese.