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Pasta Puttanesca

Ah, mio cari, gather 'round! Tonight, we feast on a dish that's as hearty as it is comforting: Lemon Chicken Pasta with Olives and Capers. As the head of this bustling household of seven, it's essential to have recipes that are not only delicious but also nourishing for my beloved family. With the vibrant flavors of lemon, savory chicken, and the salty tang of olives and capers, this dish is sure to bring smiles to the faces of my little ones and satisfy the appetites of my hungry brood. So, grab your forks and mangia, for tonight, we dine like kings and queens!


Ingredients:

- 1 (12 ounce) package dried Penne pasta

- 3 tablespoons Olive oil

- 1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless Chicken breast

halves - cubed

- 1 cup all-purpose Flour

- Salt and Pepper to taste

- 2 Lemons

- 1/2 cup Capers

- 40 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

- 1/2 teaspoon Anchovy paste

- 5 Roma (plum)Tomatoes, diced

- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

- Basil leaves for garnish





Instructions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken cubes with salt and pepper, then dredge them in flour. Brown the chicken cubes in the hot oil until golden on all sides.

  3. Once the chicken is browned, squeeze the juice from one lemon over the cubes. Stir in the capers, chopped olives, and anchovy paste. Allow to cook for at least 5 minutes to mingle the flavors and cook the chicken through.

  4. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the diced tomatoes to the skillet. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lemon over the mixture. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add the cooked penne pasta and Parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir until everything is well combined and heated through.

  6. Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and Basil leaves as desired.



Enjoy this flavorful Lemon Chicken Pasta with Olives and Capers, a delicious and satisfying dish perfect for any occasion!

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