Let’s face it, life without pasta is sad. Sometimes I really want pasta so I have come up with a few recipes that taste amazing but won’t leave me sick or bloated. I absolutely love lemon in my food (especially desserts) and no I am not one of those people that can bite into a lemon. If you try out this recipe, let me know how it turns out!
I don’t usually bother with any substitutions for pasta, but sometimes my cravings win and I let myself indulge. Cappello’s is a company that makes paleo (grain free) products so we usually will order a bunch of their products at once and they last us a while. Feel free to check them out at www.cappellos.com
4 Butterflied Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Cans Coconut Milk
¼ Cup Capers
1 Package Cappello’s Fettuccine
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Fresh Chopped Parsley for Garnish (not necessary)
Prepare the chicken breasts but cutting off any fat and butterfly the pieces. If the breasts are already small, it is not necessary to do this. Salt and pepper the pieces.
In a pot, heat 1-2 Tbsp of Olive Oil and cook the chicken breasts until slightly brown. I don’t like my chicken to look too pale so I will usually cook it on high just so I can get that golden color and then cook it longer in whatever sauce it will be in so it cooks through (please make sure your chicken is always cooked through!!!). If you want a faster dinner, be sure to cook the chicken through completely at this stage and start to boil the water for your pasta. Set the chicken aside on a plate.
In the same pot you cooked the chicken, add the broth, juice of the 2 lemons, Coconut Milk, and Capers into the pot, mix, and bring to a boil. When the sauce comes to a boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, season with Salt & Pepper, and add chicken back into the pot. If you’ve cooked your chicken completely, feel free to slice your lemons and add them into the pot as well. If you want your chicken to continue to cook in the pot, hold off on adding the lemons until you are ready to eat. The skin of the lemons will make the sauce bitter so you don’t want them to cook in it very long (they are there to make it pretty so you don’t even have to add them if you don’t want to).
When your chicken is cooked through and your pasta is ready, place them in a bowl or deep plate and spoon your sauce over them. Garnish with Parsley.