We love a good pasta dish especially when the weather cools down. This dish gives you all the flavor with less calories than most Italian restaurants.
Crispy chicken tenders with a parmigiana crust top our capellini with garlic and mushrooms. Best part of this recipe is you can add or swap ingredients. Don’t like mushrooms? Add tomatoes or olives. Love mushrooms and want to toss in sun dried tomatoes? Delicious!
1 pound of chicken tenders or chicken breast
1/2 cup of potato starch or AP flour
1 cup panko
1 cup grated parmigiana
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 cup of milk or almond milk
1 cup of Marsala wine or dry white wine
2 tbsp of butter (grass fed works best)
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 cup of chopped button mushrooms
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Juice from one lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Pasta of your choice and 1/2 cup of pasta water
Cook your pasta and reserve 1 – 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
In a bowl, mix the panko, parmigiana, and Italian seasoning
Toss your chicken in the starch/flour. Dust off any excess
Dip into your milk
Toss in the panko mix. Make sure the chicken is fully coated.
Heat a skillet over medium high and add olive oil. Cook chicken until both sides are crispy and brown. Internal temp should be 165 degrees.
Set chicken on a cooling rack or paper towel.
Add the butter, garlic, and mushrooms to the skillet.
Cook until garlic is fragrant and the mushrooms are tender. Add the wine.
Let reduce to around a quarter cup then add the pasta water and lemon juice.
Let simmer until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the parsley.
Add chicken back in and serve over pasta.
I hope you try this super easy pasta! We will definitely be eating this all fall/winter.