Chicken and Caper Pasta

Chicken and Caper Pasta

Another Donna Hay?  I know.  What can I say?  As soon as starts to turn warm, I turn to Donna Hay, because nobody does simple, light foods like her.

Now, this pasta was actually supposed to use her:  Lemon, Thyme and White Wine Chicken – that you were supposed to make and freeze some of it and then she gave you 3 quick recipes to use it with.  The Lemon, Thyme and White Wine Chicken sounded amazing, but I have some leftover rotisserie chicken and used that instead.  Don’t worry, I will be making the chicken too, someday.

So, anyway.  This was a really quick and easy pasta dish.  It wasn’t outstanding or drop-down-dead fantastic, but it was very good, and very simple, and quite pretty to look at, which all add up to a keeper in my book.

Chicken and Caper Pasta

  • 2 cups leftover cooked chicken
  • 1/2 pound cooked pasta
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • parmesan cheese for serving
  • olive oil

Add a little olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.  Add the capers and cook until golden, a minute or two.  Add the chicken to warm it up a bit.  Toss the chicken caper mix with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.  Serve topped with some freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 2


This will be my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast.

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  1. says

    Donna Hay, has such style. I think I will try and get a subscription to her magazine. Yes it is expensive, but hey, so is wasted food. Looking forward to the other chicken recipe also. But you had me at capers, I love those little guys!

  2. says

    I’m a caper lover too – boy, there’s a lot of us I think. I can’t wait to try this one as it looks so fresh and light. The cow’s going to go “boo hoo” instead of “moo” though, because I use so much cream in everything but my hips will thank you. LOL

  3. says

    I have a Donna Hay cookbook. I need to sit down and rediscover it. Thanks for sharing this really great Spring recipe.


  4. says

    Donna H really is the queen of quick and easy, and so many of her recipes turn out well. I’d love a bowl of pasta right now

  5. says

    This looks and sounds sooo delicious! I always have leftover roast chicken in the fridge and I’ve run out of ideas… so this will be perfect! Not sure about the capers though. I’ve never tried them. ??