You may eat pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner today.
It’s World Pasta Day! World Pasta Day was brought into existence as part of the World Pasta Congress on the 25th of October in 1995.
Did you know?
Throughout the world, there are over 600 types of pasta.
Get creative in the kitchen with this yummy Chicken piccata pasta recipe:
[Piccata is an Italian word, the feminine form of the word piccato, meaning “larded”.]
4 tablespoons olive oil
11/4 pounds chicken tenders, cut into halves
Salt and pepper to taste
2 medium shallots, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons capers
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
12 ounces penne pasta
Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and chicken.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until light golden brown.
Remove the chicken to a serving dish.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, shallots and garlic to the skillet.
Sauté for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
Whisk in the wine and cook for 1 minute to reduce the liquid. Whisk in the lemon juice and chicken broth.
Stir in the capers and parsley. Bring to a low boil.
Return the chicken to the skillet. Cook until heated through.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente; drain.
Combine the hot pasta and chicken with sauce in the serving dish and toss to mix.