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This Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta makes for the best any night of the week fall dinner. Lightly breaded chicken seared until golden with crispy fried sage. The chicken is finished in a simple lemony white wine pan sauce with nutty browned butter. It’s delicious. Especially when served over creamy, herby mushroom pasta. Every bite is layered with delicious, warming flavors and creamy pasta. The perfect way to spend a relaxing night in the kitchen with family and friends.

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I’m feeling like we could use an easy, yet extra delicious dinner tonight! I think what I love so much about fall is that every night feels a little special. Look, I know that sounds really cheesy, but something about the longer cooler nights really has such a nice feel to me. With the sun setting earlier, it signals me to turn on “chill” mood and create cozier meals.

Any of you feel the same way? I feel like this is why we all love to cook in the fall. We have a bit more time at the end of the day to spend in the kitchen creating a really good dinner. I always look forward to it!

With all that said, it’s been the craziest week around here, so a dinner like this is exactly what I want. Everything from that crispy, saucy chicken, to the creamy pasta is so delicious and something to really look forward to. And it’s pretty easy to throw together too!

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The backstory.

This is a recipe I’ve been making for years, but decided to give a little facelift. It’s such a simple dinner and I love making this on cool nights in the fall and winter. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and it’s always a dinner that everyone loves.

I often forget about all the recipes I’ve shared throughout the years. But recently I’ve really been enjoying looking back through all my older recipes. It’s fun to see how I have grown. I think I’ve said this before, but sometimes I really wonder how I came up with certain recipes. Especially the ones from the very early days of HBH. I was very, very over the top back in the day. Thankfully I learned along the way and honed in a bit on what we all love the most.

Which kind of brings me to this chicken. This is one of the recipes that’s been on repeat throughout the years. So I thought I’d bring it back to life, simplify the process, and make it that much better of a dish.

And guys? I really can’t begin to tell you how good this one is. The pan sauce for the chicken alone is roll your eyes back good, but then add the pasta too?


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OK, moving onto the details…

First, I will say that this is not a thirty minute or one skillet dinner, but it’s still simple to prepare and comes together in under and hour. And trust me, the added effort is worth it. This piccata really is so good.

Start with the chicken. If you’ve made chicken parmesan this is very similar. Just dredge the chicken through a mix of flour, then pan-sear it in a hot skillet. This allows the chicken to form a nice golden crust on the outside. Using thin chicken cutlets is key. The thin chicken cooks evenly and browns nicely in a short amount of time.

Tip: if your grocery store does not carry chicken cutlets, as a swap, try asking your butcher to pound out chicken breasts for you. This is super easy to do at home, but truthfully…it’s just not that much fun. The butcher can quickly pound out the chicken and save you the trouble…and the mess.

Also, you can easily make this chicken piccata gluten-free by replacing the flour with almond flour. Or use your favorite gluten-free flour blend (I like cup4cup).

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Once the chicken has been pan-seared, add in fresh sage. The sage infuses the butter while crisping up, becoming even more flavorful. Reserve the sage for topping.

In the same pan, add a splash of white wine and fresh lemon juice to create that classic lemon pan sauce. And that’s the chicken. Let it simmer away in the sauce while you work on the pasta.

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Now, that pasta…

Look, the chicken is great, but you also need this pasta. It’s essential to the recipe, as every good chicken piccata needs to be served with something delicious on the side. Either creamy mashed potatoes or pasta.

Today, it’s all about the pasta. But this isn’t just any pasta. This pasta is tossed with herby, crispy, pan-fried mushrooms, and a creamy, cheesy parmesan sauce. It’s very simple, but perfect when paired alongside that saucy chicken.

And that’s it. This is such a warming fall pasta that’s hearty too.  Every twirl of pasta is creamy, silky, and laced with rich, warming fall flavors. And the chicken is mouthwatering in the buttery pan sauce. All together this dish is beyond good, think…go for that second serving…good.

And lastly, I highly recommend you serve this up alongside your favorite crusty bread. Or maybe even some homemade beer bread (my favorite oldie, but goodie HBH recipe). Either would be delicious!

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Looking for other fall dinner recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Healthier 30 Minute Beer Braised Chicken

Brown Butter Brussels Sprout and Bacon Ravioli

Pumpkin Cauliflower Gnocchi with Nutty Browned Butter and Whipped Ricotta

Lastly, if you make this Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 1250 kcal

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  • 1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken through the flour mix, pressing gently to adhere.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmers, add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
    3. To the same skillet, add the butter and sage. Sear the sage until crisp, about 1 minute. Remove the sage from the skillet and add to the plate with the chicken. Pour the wine and lemon juice into the skillet, cook 1 minute. Add the capers and season with salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until warmed through.
    4. Meanwhile, make the pasta. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain.
    5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes or until golden. Stir and continue cooking until the mushrooms have caramelized, 3-5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic, thyme, and a pinch each of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
    6. Pour in the cream and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Add the pasta, parmesan, and manchego cheese. Toss until the cheese is melted and the sauce creamy.
    7. To serve, divide the pasta among plates and top with the chicken and sage. Spoon over the pan sauce. Eat and enjoy!
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  1. 2 stars
    Half Baked Harvest put out a Half Baked Recipe and I’ve lost my trust in this website. Two major problems with this recipe. First the video doesn’t show all the ingredients being added. You won’t see where the thyme, capers, chili flakes and the cream are added. Second, the video shows nutmeg and basal being added to the mushroom noodles but how much is your best guess. I’m also questioning the amount of thyme leave. Two tablespoons is a lot of thyme. Also, it is near impossible to add cream to a dish that has been cooking at a medium heat without have the cream break. These issues made for a stressful cooking season. I highly recommend prepping all your ingredients before cooking. And yes, this is not a one pan meal. You will need three pans, one for the chicken, a large pan for the mushrooms, and one pot to cook the pasta. After reading the directions over and over again and watching the video several more times, I was able to put together my first ever chicken piccata and it turned out reasonable good. I will make this dish again, but I’ll use other piccata recipes to see the ingredients and how they are use.

    1. So sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe, as for the video and instructions, I apologize for any confusion here. I find this dish can be so versatile, so if you switch up a few ingredients based on what you like it should still turn out well for you. When using dairy products, I find the best way to avoid any curdling is to make sure your ingredients are at room temp. I hope this clears things up for you, thanks again for giving the dish a try! xTieghan

      1. Wait, the direction in the video and ingredient list are wrong. Also, adding cream to a dish cooked at a medium heat means the cream will break. The flavor is still there but the dish looks like it has curdled milk added. Take a moment and look at your ingredients list and view the video, they don’t match. I’d think you’d want to correct that problem. I’m disappointed that you see me complaining about the dish, I’m complaining about the directions. There is a difference.

    1. Hey Sam,
      Wonderful! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    this was amazing. i’ve made and enjoyed several of your recipes but this was just *chefs freaking kiss*. seriously, make this. i never write reviews but had to for this little number. didn’t have manchego on hand so i used all parm and it was perf.

  3. 5 stars
    We enjoyed this so much! SO much depth of flavor, and athough I thought it was perfect for a cold fall night my hubs thinks it would also be a good, summery meal with an elevated white wine. Will def do again!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is a winner! I’ll be making it for a small dinner party but would like to prepare it (or most of it) the day before. How would you suggest doing that? Thanks!

    1. Hi there! I would suggest cooking the whole thing the day before and then just reheating on the stove! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Tieghan! Happy Halloween! What type of mushrooms do you use for this recipe? I’m making this for a dinner party tomorrow night. Any suggestions on what can be made ahead of time if you recommend that. Also making the butter beer bread! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This was fantastic. Used bone in chicken thighs and it turned out fantastic! Will be making this again.

    1. Hey there! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Have a lovely week! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now and it’s a favorite! I have learned that it’s a great idea to prep all the ingredients ahead of time. Once things get rolling you won’t have time to shred cheese and pull thyme leaves. The first time I made this, the noodles were a bit dry (even with the extra pasta water) so I added the brown butter sauce from the chicken into the pasta and it was perfect. Next time, I will dial back the salt a bit but my husband has already asked for it again.

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe was so delicious! The flavors came together so well. I don’t know how you figured out how to make recipes so good and flavorful but this one was perfect.

  8. 5 stars
    I will definitely be making this again! If you want to impress anyone this is a great dish! It was so flavorful.

  9. 5 stars
    Just wow! The chicken was amazing. Beautiful fall dish. I tell everyone how great all of your recipes are! You are making me a better cook and my family thanks you! ❤️

  10. Could you do the chicken in the slow cooker? Or you don’t think it will be as good? I have a full size chicken I want to use.