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Chicken Spaghettini With Fried Capers

 
One serving costs about $3.49 One serving costs about $3.49

$3.49 per serving

44 people like this recipe

44 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 dairy-free,dairy free side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:89%

Spoonacular Score: 89%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Chicken Spaghettini With Fried Capers a try. For $3.49 per serving, this recipe covers 39% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 2. One portion of this dish contains approximately 60g of protein, 63g of fat, and a total of 1744 calories. 44 people were impressed by this recipe. If you have chicken, extra virgin olive oil, pepper and salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. Overall, this recipe earns a tremendous spoonacular score of 89%. Try Spaghetti with Fried Capers and Anchovies, Beet and Fennel Salad with Fried Capers, and Puttanesca Tomato Salad with Fried Capers for similar recipes.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 pound
1 pound boneless chicken
boneless chicken
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps capers
capers
2 tsps
2 tsps chili flakes
chili flakes
3 cloves
3 cloves fresh garlic
fresh garlic
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps fresh lemon zest
fresh lemon zest
2
2  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1.32 lb
1.32 lb fresh pasta
fresh pasta
some
some fresh Salt & Pepper
fresh Salt & Pepper
some
some fresh parm
fresh parm
1 pound boneless chicken
1 pound
boneless chicken
6 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
6 Tbsps
extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsps capers
3 Tbsps
capers
2 tsps chili flakes
2 tsps
chili flakes
3 cloves fresh garlic
3 cloves
fresh garlic
3 Tbsps fresh lemon zest
3 Tbsps
fresh lemon zest
2  lemon (juice)
2
lemon (juice)
1.32 lb fresh pasta
1.32 lb
fresh pasta
some fresh Salt & Pepper
some
fresh Salt & Pepper
some fresh parm
some
fresh parm

Equipment

roasting pan
roasting pan
roasting pan
roasting pan


Instructions

Fry chicken (a pre-bought roaster will work too) and shred it with your hands...no chopping. Pour out chicken fat (leave some chunks) from pan and add olive oil, capers, chili flakes, garlic and cook 3-5 min on medium heat. Add chicken plus lemon zest, then squeeze in juice from lemon for good measure. Cook spaghettini and then mix everything together and finish with basil, fresh parm and pepper and sea salt.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.49
Ingredient
1 pound boneless chicken
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons capers
2 teaspoons chili flakes
3 cloves fresh garlic
3 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
2 lemon (juice)
600 grams fresh pasta
Price
$1.45
$1.00
$0.93
$0.21
$0.20
$1.50
$0.41
$1.29
$6.97

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1744k Calories
60g Protein
63g Total Fat
230g Carbs
39% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1744k
87%

Fat
63g
98%

  Saturated Fat
11g
71%

Carbohydrates
230g
77%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
81mg
27%

Sodium
558mg
24%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
60g
121%

Selenium
206µg
295%

Manganese
2mg
145%

Phosphorus
744mg
74%

Vitamin B3
12mg
65%

Vitamin E
7mg
51%

Copper
1mg
51%

Magnesium
191mg
48%

Fiber
11g
47%

Vitamin B6
0.94mg
47%

Zinc
5mg
39%

Vitamin C
26mg
33%

Iron
5mg
32%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Potassium
982mg
28%

Vitamin B1
0.36mg
24%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Folate
71µg
18%

Vitamin A
768IU
15%

Calcium
108mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.34µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.22µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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