Impressive (But Easy) Date Night Dish: Lemon Chicken Picatta

chicken piccata on a table with fresh roses

(*NOTE*: Picture above is without pasta. Recipe calls for dish to sit on bed of pasta)

If you want to look impressive to your date or mate, here’s a dish that will thrill their mouths as well as their bellies. And hey, if you’re single, you can please your own self too! Here’s the super simple recipe below:


1 pound spaghetti
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise in half
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced shallots
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine like chardonnay
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup capers, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

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