Thursday, March 31, 2011

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.

29 comments:

Joanne said...

Simple, quick and delicious? And with capers? Sounds outstanding to me!

Melynda said...

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!

Peter M said...

Simple rules here...nice bright flavour with the capers.

SusanD said...

All my favorites. This will be on my menu in the very near future. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Lea Ann said...

I adore capers so know I would adore this.

MM said...

Yay! for this recipe! We're big fans of quick pasta dishes.

shabby girl said...

I like simple and very good! Actually, anything pasta and parmesan cheese is perfect!

Big Dude said...

I'm a big fan of lemon caper sauce on pasta and dish one looks very good.

Lynda said...

Sounds delicious to me... simple is best most of the time, especially during the week.
Thanks for sharing.

lostpastremembered said...

I've got to get her cookbook... you make so many great recipes from it... I love capers too... delicious recipe!

June said...

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

Kalyn said...

Love the sound of this. Capers + Parmesan cheese are a great combination!

Lee said...

I just bought a ridicuously large jar of capers from Costco. This recipe looks fantastic!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I love capers. This pasta looks perfect for spring!

Mary said...

I love lemon caper sauce on almost anything. I really like your recipe. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marjie said...

I keep meaning to buy capers. But I haven't seen "warm" yet.

Jennifurla said...

Very pretty, simple works for me.

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'm going to bookmark this because it is as you say good, simple and healthy. It's the perfect portion of everything.

Velva said...

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

Cheers.
velva

Mama Zen said...

Yummy!

CC11 said...

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

Deb in Hawaii said...

Of course you had me at capers and lemon--it looks delicious to me.
;-)

Tatersmama said...

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. ??

Chris said...

Well it sure looks excellent and is a fantastic use of leftovers.

grace said...

i'm a caper fan--i love that tang! nice, classy dish, pam. :)

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Any recipe that combines capers and pasta captures my attention immediately! This sounds wonderful Pam!

Mrs.HungryHarp said...

Can't wait to try it!

Melynda said...

Hi Pam, featuring this wonderful recipe on Wednesday's wanderings, thanks.

Kevin said...

I like the lemon and caper flavours in this pasta!