I found this recipe called Italian Lemon Butter Chicken over at ALLrecipes and it was amazing!!  I did make several changes though for my family’s likes and we like it so much better, so go check out the original recipe and you decide.

Artichoke Chicken & Pasta with Lemon Wine Sauce
1/4 cup white wine
Juice of 2 large lemons
1/3 cup heavy cream❉❉
1/2 cup butter, chilled❉❉
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 pound dry campagnelle pasta
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 bunch green onions, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup Wondra
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices bacon, diced
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
6 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped ***TIP
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • To make the sauce, pour the wine and lemon juice into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook at a low boil until the liquid is reduced by 1/3.
  • Stir in cream, and simmer until it thickens. Gradually add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time to the sauce, stirring until completely incorporated.
  • Stir in parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat, and keep warm.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  • Brown the bacon pieces most of the way until crispy. Drain the bacon pieces on paper towels.
  • Heat remaining bacon grease and 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a bowl, stir together flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Lightly coat chicken with flour mixture. Without crowding, carefully place chicken in hot oil cooking until cooked through and golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove the chicken to paper towels.
  • Stir the onions, mushrooms and artichokes into the remaining butter, adding more butter as necessary; cook until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Add in the bacon pieces.
  • Add in pasta, stirring to blend.
  • Add sauce to the pan and stir to coat well.

NOTE 1❉:  a dry blush works well also.
NOTE 2❉❉:  I didn’t have enough butter so substituted 3/4 cup buttermilk this time and was pleased with the results.

***TIP save your artichoke marinade and use it as a base for a quick salad dressing to go with your meal.




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