Rating: 3.33 stars
985 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 180
  • 4 star values: 242
  • 3 star values: 331
  • 2 star values: 183
  • 1 star values: 49

Pantry staples, chicken, and fast-cooking pasta add up to an impressive 25-minute meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Place flour in a shallow dish, and season with salt and pepper. Dredge cutlets, shaking off excess. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Cook chicken in batches, adding remaining oil as needed, until light golden, 1 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a dish.

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  • Add broth to skillet, and bring to a boil; cook until reduced by half. Add artichokes, capers, and the chicken with any juices. Gently swirl to combine, and bring just to a boil. Remove skillet from heat. Swirl in butter, and cover to keep warm.

  • Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente; drain. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta, topped with parsley.

Reviews (74)

985 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 180
  • 4 star values: 242
  • 3 star values: 331
  • 2 star values: 183
  • 1 star values: 49
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2019
The only way this will be tasty as a dish (the way it's written, is quite the opposite), is with the addition of garlic, acid and some fat! I added more butter, garlic, lemon zest and some heat (red pepper flakes). I omitted the artichokes all together (I don't like them), but the capers were a must! So, you might as well make chicken picatta and save yourself the trouble of even following this recipe. Yah, issa 'no' for me!
Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2018
As othres have said, it was quite bland as written. I rescued it somewhat was red pepper flak es (that helps everything). Also the sauce was very thin. I would not make again.
Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2018
I found this extremely bland when made as instructed. I added minced garlic and mushrooms with the artichokes and capers. Used small penne pasta, which I added to the skillet with the chicken at the end. I would have added fresh lemon if I had any, and I served with Romano cheese on top. It was so much better this way.
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2017
This was super easy and quick to make. Family loved it. Thought the flavors went well. Probably would add a squeeze of lemon to the broth next time.
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2017
I like the chicken Artichokes with pasta angel. The steps were easy to understand. Thanks"
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04/11/2016
Another yummy recipe. Easy, quick and delicious. I did add some fresh garlic to recipe, just for our taste. Will add to my recipe keeper and suggest to others to make sure to try this great Chicken recipe.
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
This is going into the repertoire for a quick but delicious weeknight meal. Lots of bang for your buck here. I followed the recipe exactly, which I almost never do unless baking and it was delicious!!!
Rating: Unrated
01/22/2014
My boyfriend is an extremely picky eater, and he loved this recipe--with some changes. Neither one of us like capers, so I didn't use any. Added Italian seasoning and parmesan, and we didn't have any angel hair so I used thin spaghetti instead. It was really good! Especially the chicken! I disagree with some of the comments about the chicken seasoning. All it needs it salt and pepper. I dredged the chicken in flour first and sprinkled on the salt and pepper afterwards.
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2013
This is unbelievably good. I use basil instead of parsley, though, and I add white wine and a splash of cream to the sauce. LOVE IT!
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2013
This was delicious! I did add lemon juice of about 1/2 a lemon, and some garlic powder and a little thyme as well to the chicken. I agree that the sauce disappears, and I even used a 14oz can of broth, which is more than the recipe calls for. Next time I will use 2 cans of broth. Or I will add some white wine next time. I think that would be fabulous in the sauce. I served this over brown rice to make it more healthy, with a side of sautéed green beans sprinkled with garlic powder.
Rating: Unrated
06/07/2013
Thought this was really good for a weeknight dinner.
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06/07/2013
Thought this was pretty good for a more special weeknight dinner.
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04/18/2013
Amazing recipe!!
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2013
Very good. I used butterfly chicken thighs and for more flavor added this lemon caper sauce http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=356548
Rating: Unrated
03/29/2013
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2013
I made this dinner tonight after reading this recipe and discovering I had all the ingredients at home! This recipe was quick, easy & really delicious! We will definitely make this again!
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2013
I am always looking for new recipes to spice up my dinner routine. This chicken recipe looks healthy and so easy.
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2013
fantasti
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2013
It was SO quick and easy! Really enjoyed this recipe. Next time I will season the chicken a little bit more, it was a tad plain. But overall a weeknight hit!
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
Made this as is; came out perfectly. Canned artichokes can give a weird flavor to a dish but with the capers and spices balanced out and was a delicious dish.
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
I loved it. Very easy and yummy. Only issue I had was to fit all the chicken and other ingredients into a single 12 inch pan to finish off the dish. I had to really stuff it in there. But other than that, it was great.
Rating: Unrated
10/02/2012
This dish was great, I added the white wine and the kalamata olives as well. The only thing I'll change the next time I make is the chicken seasoning. Salt and pepper are not enough. I'll probably use garlic powder.
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
Update: made it with 1/4 cup kalamata olives and it was delicious! I also added white wine to the sauce and when cooking the chicken. Delicious and makes great leftovers!
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
Love this recipe. Delicious, but I like other users, used white wine when cooking the chicken. Kalmata olives would be a great addition.
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
Love this recipe. Delicious, but I like other users, used white wine when cooking the chicken. Kalmata olives would be a great addition.
Rating: Unrated
07/12/2012
Need nutritional values given in ALL recipes. I am sure Martha's staff could include these. Love Martha - but with health and obesity concerns in America this information would be greatly appreciated.
Rating: Unrated
06/07/2012
So simple - I did not have capers so I substituted kalamata olives. Also sauce started getting thick so I added white wine. We topped it off with parmesan. It was really good!
Rating: Unrated
05/14/2012
This is quick and easy. Thanks
Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2012
This recipe is good for someone who doesn't like to try new foods. Besides the chicken and noodles, you just have capers and artichokes. The artichokes are a required taste and capers are very salty. Mixed together is not a good combo. It was okay. My family loved it though.
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2012
I used what I had in my pantry whole wheat angel hair and hearts of palm instead of artichokes. I also did not have any chicken stock so I substituted with half a cup of water and seasoned it with a pinch of garlic & onion powder, salt & pepper. I also added halved cherry tomatoes, once water was reduced and boiling. I loved the chicken crunch on outside, juicy in the middle… I will use this basic recipe again!
Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2012
I love Martha, she's great. But this recipe was just ok. I don’t like changing recipes much, but after some reviews, decided it needed more sauce. The whole can of broth was used and reduced, but didn’t thicken, had to add flour. Also needed more salt and pepper to the sauce and the artichokes were just ok. The flavor needed something & definitely needs the sauce doubled. Added a clove of chopped garlic & lemon juice, it still was a little bland. Sun dried tomato & mushrooms? Great idea but...?
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2011
I really liked this recipe. To the flour dredge I added garlic, poultry seasoning, paprika, sage and parmesan/romano cheese instead of salt. I also deglazed with white wine. Was very tasty my family was thrilled with it.
Rating: Unrated
12/03/2011
I really liked this recipe. It was easy to prepare. I made some changes to this recipe. First I cut up the chicken into pieces. I also deglazed the pan with wine and toss the whole thing together. It was great. Its also good if you need to stretch the recipe for more people. You can add more Angel Hair pasta if you need to.
Rating: Unrated
10/31/2011
I have made a similar recipe using Quorn meatless chicken-style cutlets. They are fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
10/24/2011
After cooking the chicken, I deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine before adding the stock. The second time I prepared this dish, I also added mushrooms and a few sun dried tomatoes. Great!
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10/24/2011
I'm not really into cooking but when I used to watch martha's featured recipes,I love to cook especially for my family.Thanks Martha 100% the best!
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09/26/2011
I made this last night and had a friend over who hates everything. I didn't tell her what it was made with until after she fell in love with it. This definitely makes the Recipe Book for future cooking.
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2011
delicious. good for quick dinner as well as company
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08/01/2011
I thought this recipes was delicious. I did add the fresh lemon juice.
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07/25/2011
I made this recipe for my family. It was quick, simple and tasted delicious like it could have come from cheesecake factory. A squeeze of lemon at the end is also good.
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07/06/2011
Made for tonight's dinner and got a very positive response. Came together quickly. I made the following changes; love artichokes so I doubled the "sauce" ingredients, could only find chicken tenders (they worked great) and since we had one vegetarian, I used vegetable broth and added chicken as a last step to just those plates. Next time I may add some fresh or sun-dried tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
07/04/2011
Made this for the first time last night and its delicious! Only changes I would recommend are adding the juice of half a lemon at the end (just seemed like it needed it) and sprinkle parmesan to boost the flavor even more. Will definitely make this again!
Rating: Unrated
07/03/2011
Tried it, and my first impression was that is was very easy to make, and so full of flavor!
Rating: Unrated
06/30/2011
I cannot say enough about this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. Not only does it taste wonderful it was quick and easy to prepare. The hardest thing about it was assembling the ingredients. The chicken broth with the capers and the artichokes was flavorful with just a hint of dill not overwhelming at all. Served over the chicken that was so tender it just fell apart and the pasta it was a meal that even the most finicky eater could enjoy. Thanks LSQ.
Rating: Unrated
06/21/2011
This taste much better the second day (after flavors have settled). However, there isn't enough "sauce" for the pasta. It's okay.
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
My husband I loved this recipe! Very easy too!
Rating: Unrated
04/24/2011
We like this one but I always want more sauce to drizzle over my pasta. I will start more chicken stock next time. Marinated artichokes give more flavor.
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2011
I thought this was really easy and good. I will be making this again.
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2011
I did this recipe as instructed and unfortunately did not like it as much as others did. It was just too bland for my taste :( I'm sure the tweaked versions will taste better...
Rating: Unrated
01/14/2011
This recipe is usually made once a week at our house. When I don't feel like cooking this is ALWAYS my back up meal and as I mentioned is on our weekly rotation. Very tasty. I add a bit more chicken broth because there is never enough sauce and to thicken it up you have to add a bit of flour.
Rating: Unrated
12/03/2010
The family enjoyed this recipe. However, we all agreed that next time it will need the addition of fresh garlic and the sauce needs to be doubled or tripled. There just wasn't enough of it. I added a touch of white wine, cherry tomatoes and put some shaved parmesan reggiano on the table for those who wanted it. Of course, everyone did! Might be good with pine nuts too!
Rating: Unrated
10/01/2010
We liked it. Substituted mushrooms for the capers.
Rating: Unrated
09/30/2010
Havent made it yet, tonite i am and going to add cherry tomatoes from my garden!! Can't wait!
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2010
Oh ya, and I usually make rice or mashed potatos with it, not pasta.
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2010
I have made this recipe many times, except I always use mushrooms instead of artichokes and capers, but otherwise the same. Very yummy, maybe I will give it a try with artichokes. sounds good like that too.
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2010
I also make a couple of versions of this recipe and I often add some of whatever is on hand as leftovers (fresh veggies, mostly) to "brighten" it up. It's the ultimate flexible dish! I use fresh basil and oregano in place of parsley, boneless skinless chicken breasts, and diced fresh tomatoes and even some teeny tiny broccoli florets. I've added tender pea pods, shredded carrots, and green beans, and mandarin oranges (with the water, in place of broth) and pineapple.
Rating: Unrated
07/19/2010
I have made this for years but instead of chicken broth I use lemon juice. Yummy!!
Rating: Unrated
07/19/2010
Love this dish. Made some changes - of course. Used sliced chicken breasts instead of cutlets -worked in batches. Browned a can of mushrooms in with the last of the chicken. Used 2 cans of artichokes. 2 cans of low sodium chicken broth to give more 'sauce'. Added 3/4 c dry Italian Marsala to broth and cooked down together. Makes a lot this way - we get two meals from it.
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2010
This has become one of my main dishes to make at home and for friends. I always add more capers than are called for. I love it. If I want a twist, I add kalamata olives and serve it over cous cous instead of pasta.
Rating: Unrated
06/20/2010
Another easy dinner to make and delish! I omitted the angel hair.
Rating: Unrated
05/26/2010
If I didn't like artichokes, and I didn't like pasta I would take one look at this recipe and move on. Find another recipe to fix. I think you would love the Lemon and Olive Chicken on this site: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/lemon-and-olive-chicken
Rating: Unrated
05/26/2010
I used a couple of things differently mainly because our local markets dont have ingredients such as capers and i hate artichokes. So i used pitted stuffed olives for capers and NO artichokes or even brocolli. It was great and my Mr loved it although he isnt a big fan of pasta!
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2010
I made this recipe with a twist last night. My bf loved it! I didn't have capers so I added chopped tomatoes with the artichokes, as well as some lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and basil. I also used whole wheat flour on the chicken and served over whole wheat angel hair pasta. It was a hit!
Rating: Unrated
03/23/2010
My boyfriend and I were not a fan of this one AT ALL. Very, very bland, and kind of gross. I generally am a big fan of Martha's recipes, but this one I would not recommend.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2010
I thought it was yummy! I pulled some chicken and pasta out for my younger kids before I added the capers. The kids had salad, chicken and pasta with butter and cheese and loved it! And my hubby and I had the meal above and salad and loved it too! I thought it was easy to make family friendly with my more picky young kids. Something I'm always looking for.
Rating: Unrated
11/17/2009
With finicky eaters, I replaced the Artichokes and Capers with lots of Basil and it was quite nice.... I do recommend.
Rating: Unrated
11/06/2009
I found this recipe to be very bland. If I made it again I would definitely start of with some sauted garlic and throw in some halved cherry tomatoes. More of a summer dish to me. The white wine suggestion from a comment below is a good idea too.
Rating: Unrated
11/06/2009
Why did I get THIS recipe when I clicked on the link in the Nov. 3, 2009 "Dinner Tonight" e-mail? It was supposed to be a recipe for Lemon-and-Olive Chicken!
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2009
Really easy and yummy. A definite keeper.
Rating: Unrated
04/01/2009
I love this recipe! To add more flavor, before adding the brother I add some white wine to the pan first. And top with Parmesan cheese - yum! I've used marinaded artichokes as well and love their flavor contribution to the dish!
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2009
This was fantastic. It was quick (as in, can-prepare-it-after-work quick), tasty and beautiful - exactly as pictured. My husband took the leftover for lunch today after having it last night. The fact he was willing to have this two meals in a row equals a five-star meal. Kids gave it a thumbs up but lacked full appreciation for the artichokes
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.