Chicken Piccata With Summer Vegetable Pasta

Recipe by Chris Reynolds
READY IN: 50mins




  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add bell pepper and onion; saute 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add zucchini and yellow squash, saute 4 minutes or until crisp tender. Add tomatoes and garlic, saute 2 minutes more. Add squash mixture to onion mixture; keep warm.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain over a bowl, reserving 1/2 C cooking liquid. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to vegetable mixture; toss to combine. Add 1/2 C Parmesan cheese and basil; toss to combine. Keep warm.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat. Shake off excess flour.
  • Recoat 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 and keep warm.
  • Add broth, juice, and capers to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add green onions, butter, and remaining 1/4 tsp black pepper; stir until butter melts.
  • Arrange 1 C pasta mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 chicken breast half, 1/4 C sauce, and 1 tbsp remaining Parmesan.