As a person growing up in an Italian / Irish family, pasta was definitely part of our weekly meals once or twice a week. Although I loved the sauces and ingredients, as a kid, I did not enjoy pasta itself very much…I know – odd for a kid, and definitely odd for a kid with an Italian-Canadian Mom! I think it was a texture thing for me…I didn’t like soft foods much. (Rice and mashed potatoes were also in that category for me). Interestingly, my Mom still doesn’t like pasta…she said they ate it so much as kids because money was scarce and they were a very, very large family. Pasta went a long way towards feeding 12 hungry mouths every night! My Dad became a passionate pasta lover when he joined my Mom’s family, always telling us that he never ate real Italian pasta until my Italian grandmother made it for him.
As I got older, I did learn to enjoy pasta (and rice and mashed potatoes too!). When I make pasta for myself and my family and friends, I like to include a number of ingredients and make it colourful. This light tasting chicken piccata spaghettini is full of flavour and fast and easy to make. I have labeled the recipe as medium difficulty only because if you haven’t made pasta without just pouring tomato or meat sauce over it, this takes a few steps to learn. Once you’ve done it, you will think it’s quick and easy to make. It’s a dish that will make people think you spent more time in the kitchen than you actually did. Serve it for family or for company. If you have gluten-free diners, use gluten-free pasta and dredge the chicken in seasoned cornstarch instead of flour. Here’s the recipe…Give it a try and let me know what you think.
This is a fast, light tasting and hearty dish for all seasons! It’s not hard to make, just takes a few steps and some confidence if you haven’t made pasta without the tomato sauce. Make it gluten-free by dredging chicken in cornstarch instead of flour and use gluten-free pasta) Tip: Using pasta water and heated bowls will allow your light sauce to stick to the pasta recipe by: everydayhomegourmet.blog/
Chicken Piccata Spaghettini with Sundried Tomatoes and Capers
Tip: Using pasta water and heated bowls will allow your light sauce to stick to the pasta
recipe by: everydayhomegourmet.blog/