This garlic chicken piccata with angel hair pasta is so delicious. I was looking for an easy chicken and pasta meal, and couldn’t wait to make this one. It has everything I love – juicy chicken, garlic, lemon, pasta – yum! It is a totally yummy gluten free chicken recipe.
You might have had chicken piccata or veal piccata at an Italian restaurant. Or maybe you haven’t tried it before. In any case, this gluten free chicken piccata is well worth making. You’ll love the flavours it has. If you’re looking for a brand new chicken recipe with Italian flavours, this is perfect.
How to Make Garlic Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta
You will need to pound the chicken to make this easy garlic chicken piccata. The easiest way I’ve found to do this, apart from buying chicken piccata cuts, is to use a meat tenderizer.
You can use a rolling pin if you prefer. Then you will need to bash the chicken between a couple of pieces of parchment paper. If you’re using a meat tenderizer, use the flat side not the pointed one! That’s for tenderizing steak and chicken doesn’t need that.
Try to get your chicken about half an inch thick all over. That means it will cook quickly and evenly in the pan.
The chicken is then dipped in seasoned flour and then egg and finally breadcrumbs. Because you got it nice and thin, it won’t take long to take in the pan. This is good because otherwise the breading will end up overcooked and the chicken raw inside!
Making Sauce for a Chicken Piccata Recipe
The sauce for this garlic chicken piccata with angel hair pasta is really good. You will need butter, garlic, broth and lemon. As for the pasta, parmesan cheese and parsley add all the wonderful yet delicate flavour you need. This easy garlic chicken piccata combines the juicy chicken with the perfect pasta and tangy sauce for a perfect meal.
The tang of the lemon (and capers if you’re adding some) cuts through the rich butter and olive oil. Chicken piccata is associated with the Italian city of Milan. That is why it is sometimes referred to as chicken Milanese or piccata Milanese.
What is Angel Hair Pasta?
If you want to make a gluten free chicken piccata, just use gluten free angel hair pasta. Else you can use regular pasta. Angel hair pasta is also called capellini. It is a thin pasta in long strands.
Delicate sauces, such as those with cream, usually pair beautifully with angel hair pasta. Angel hair pasta and spaghetti are interchangeable in some recipes. Many seafood dishes are delicate and creamy by default, and those are great served over angel hair pasta.
More About Chicken Piccata
So what does piccata mean anyway? Piccata is an Italian word describing meat that has been dredged in flour and browned. Typically, the sauce includes lemon, butter and capers. The word also refers to chicken or veal which is pounded flat. In Italy, veal is usually used in piccata recipes, while across the Atlantic chicken is the meat of choice.
Polenta, pasta or rice is usually teamed with easy garlic chicken piccata outside of Italy. In Italy it’s served after the pasta course. Capers are an optional ingredient in this easy chicken and pasta meal. If you like them and have some, you can add a spoonful of them to the sauce. They add a nice salty tang.
I really LOVE Italian food. My dad actually grew up in Northern Italy. Although I was only in Italy for a week, I spent as much time as possible exploring and of course trying Italian cuisine! I can’t wait to go back to spend more time there.
The Italians really love their food! I love Italian food and have definitely inherited a palate that appreciates it. I adore everything from this gluten free chicken piccata to Italian cookies and cakes, pizza. Oh and gelato! And I always get excited when trying a new Italian dish.
You will Love this Easy Chicken & Pasta Meal
This garlic chicken piccata with angel hair pasta is quite quick and easy to make. However it’s also special enough for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or a birthday. Gluten free chicken piccata is rich and satisfying, and you can serve anything you like on the side, such as green beans, broccoli or a crisp green salad with Italian vinaigrette. Roasted vegetables are also great with this easy garlic chicken piccata, so you can take your pick. This is an easy chicken and pasta meal which you will want to make often.
Gluten Free Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
Gluten Free Garlic Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta
- 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 3 Cloves garlic minced
- 3/4 Cup breadcrumbs gluten free
- 1 lemon
- 4 Tbsp. butter unsalted
- fresh parsley Chopped
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 Cup chicken broth
- 1/3 Cup lemon juice
- 8oz angel hair pasta gluten free
- 1/2 Cup gluten free flour
- 1/2 Cup parmesan grated
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, prepare sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Place chicken in between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer, pound chicken down to ½ inch thick. Salt and pepper each side. If the chicken is too large, cut in half first.
- On a plate, combine salt, pepper, flour. Dip chicken breasts into flour on both sides. On a separate plate, stage breadcrumbs.
- Whisk egg and water together, dip chicken into egg and then dip each side in breadcrumbs.
- In a large saute pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Place chicken in the pan, cook 2-3 minutes each side, just until brown. Wipe the pan out with a paper towel. Place chicken on a sheet pan and bake for 7-10 minutes.
- While the chicken cooks, heat 1 tablespoon butter in the saute pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Then add the chicken broth, and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining butter. Remove from heat. Drizzle a spoonful of sauce over each chicken breast.
- Add cooked pasta to saute pan and mix with the remaining sauce. Add parmesan cheese, chopped parsley and mix thoroughly.
- Garnish chicken with fresh parsley and a slice of lemon. Serve together with pasta and enjoy. Salt and pepper to taste.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
You might like to make a delicious Italian dessert to go after this garlic chicken piccata with angel hair pasta. What about zabaglione or semifreddo? If you want to continue the indulgence, consider a rich tiramisu!
Let me know if you try out this garlic chicken piccata with angel hair pasta. This gluten free chicken recipe makes an easy chicken and pasta meal. If you are looking for another chicken recipe, you should try out these 20 Minute Savoury Bacon, Onion and BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas.