Lemon Basil Chicken Piccata with Penne
I purchased this book because of the cover and I'm not sure how long I have had it on the shelf. I wish that I had pulled it off the shelf long ago. The recipe I chose was super, uber, easy!! I had dinner on the table in about an hour - this mind you included extra time for the photo shoot; not to mention absolutely delicious! I also found a yummy breakfast dish I want to try next. I really need something new in the breakfast arena. Our usual is oatmeal topped with brown sugar and fruit, egg on toast or boxed cereal - sorry to digress...
The chicken would be great on its own without the pasta, or served over a bed of leafy greens if you are watching your carb intake or just not a pasta fan in general. I served it over buttered Barilla Plus penne - a bit healthier than your regular pasta - so I hear. I have made chicken piccata in the past and it had called for butter, which this recipe does not; another plus! This I think would be good as well with a white fish, such as Tilapia for your vegetarian friends.
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