Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME15 mins
TOTAL TIME25 mins
SERVINGS2 to 4 servings
To make without wine, substitute chicken broth plus an optional tablespoon of white or cider vinegar.
- 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon (a big pinch) crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio
- 1 lemon, zest and juice (about 1 tablespoon of zest and 3 tablespoons of juice)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Make the pasta:Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to package instructions or until al dente. Scoop out about a cup of the pasta cooking water and set it aside. Drain the pasta.
- Cook the chicken:Meanwhile, melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pat the chicken dry and season both sides with the salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to rest, leaving the fat in the pan.
- Make the sauce:Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and simmer until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Finish the pasta and serve:Add the cooked pasta, lemon zest, parsley, and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water to the skillet and toss to combine. If it seems too dry or like the sauce isn’t coating the pasta, stir in some more of the reserved pasta cooking water.Cut the chicken into slices and toss with the pasta. Serve with extra lemon wedges for squeezing over the scampi.
|NUTRITION FACTS(PER SERVING)|
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.