Thursday, November 8, 2012

T.G.I. Friday's Lemon Chicken with Pasta

Ingredients • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (pounded thin) • 2 ounces olive oil • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms • 2 lemons, halved • 4 ounces heavy whipping cream • 4 artichokes • 4 teaspoons parsley • 12 ounces lemon sauce • 20 ounces angel hair pasta • 8 tablespoons fried pancetta • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • 4 tablespoons fried capers • 1 quart Chablis • 3 teaspoons butter • 1 quart whipping cream • 1 tablespoon thyme • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions 1. For Chicken: Heat sauté pan to medium heat. Add oil and heat. Add chicken pieces to saute pan and saute on each side for one minute (or until no longer pink). Add sliced mushrooms to saute pan and saute with chicken for an additional minute. When mushrooms are cooked, squeeze juice from lemons into saute pan and coat the chicken with juice (ensure there are no seeds). Add cream to pan and stir to incorporate. Bring to a boil. Cut artichoke halves in half again lengthwise, add to pan and cook for 15 seconds. Remove pan from heat. Add parseley and stir to incorporate. Add lemon sauce and stir to incorporate. DO NOT RETURN PAN TO HEAT/FLAME. 2. For Sauce: Boil Chablis to reduce to 2 cups. Add lemon juice, butter, and melt slowly. Add whipping cream and simmer on low heat until thickened. Add spices and cool to room temperatures. 3. In large bowl, twirl pasta into a nest. Sprinkle chicken pieces against pasta and pour remaining contents of pan on and around the chicken. Sprinkle pancetta and capers over the entire dish. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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