Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Fettuccine is so simple and easy to make with a fresh-tasting combination of Chicken Cutlets, heavy cream, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a Ramano-Parmesan cheese blend, lemon zest, and capers, plated with creamy fettuccine pasta for the perfect goodbye to summer.
I am always amazed at what you can come up with just a few ingredients on hand, I love the challenge of creating a new dish in a moments notice. Today is technically my normal shopping day, yet I just have far too many other things to do to be running to all my favorite fresh markets and produce stands.
So as I am going through my cabinets trying to make dinner without having to leave my comfortable home I notice I have on hand a few ingredients that would make the perfect pasta dish for the end of summer. Chicken, heavy cream, lemons, deli Ramano-Parmesan cheese, capers, fettuccine pasta and fresh basil…Challenge accepted!
One of my many favorite recipes my grandmother Josie makes; is her Chicken Piccata, another favorite is her Lemon alfredo sauce. What if I joined my two favorite recipes with the ingredients I have on hand?…Mission accomplished below.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Fettuccine
- 3 whole boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts
- Kosher salt to own taste
- freshly ground black pepper to own taste
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour, to dredge chicken
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 and 1/4 of a cup of heavy cream
- 1-ounce of dry white wine
- juice of 3 lemons
- 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 and 1/4 cup of freshly grated deli Ramano – Parmesan blended cheese
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1/4 of a cup capers
- 12- ounces of dry fettuccine pasta, cooked al dente
- 1 sliced thinly sliced lemon, for garnish, optional
- Fresh basil for garnish, optional
- Butterfly the boneless, skinless, free-range chicken breasts, then cut them in half.
- Season chicken with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Dredge chicken in all-purpose flour and shake off excess flour.
- Place an extra-large metal skillet over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil, heat the butter and oil till it just begins to lightly sizzle, add the dredged chicken and cook for 4 minutes or till lightly browned, flip the chicken and cook on the other side for 4 minutes or till lightly browned.
- Remove and transfer to a plate that has a layer of paper towels, to absorb any additional oil.
- Meanwhile, cook the dry fettuccine pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; tender yet still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally. Drain the fettuccine pasta.
- Place stir 1 cup of heavy cream, dry white wine, and the juice of 3 lemons in a heavy large metal skillet and blend together.
- Add the 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the Ramano-Parmesan cheese to the cream sauce in skillet. Add the lemon zest, capers, may add additional salt and pepper at this time if desired.
- Reserve some of the cream sauce for the chicken cutlets if desired.
- Toss the cooked pasta with sauce mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat.
- Place pasta on a serving plate, place 1-2 chicken cutlets on the same serving plate, drizzle with a bit of sauce if desired. May add additional capers to the top with a few slices of fresh lemon.
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