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Cheesy Chicken Piccata With Spinach

Cheesy Chicken Piccata With Spinach

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Prep Time

35 min



Chicken piccata is a staple Italian dish which consists of fried chicken escalopes served in a buttery caper sauce. You'll give the chicken a cheddar breadcrumb crust and serve it over spinach linguine. Caper Diem!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
1 British free-range egg †
2 garlic cloves
15g capers
40g mature cheddar †
large British chicken breast
1 British chicken breast fillet
Cornish clotted cream
40g Cornish clotted cream †
150g baby leaf spinach
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
200g linguine †
You Will Need
Butter, flour, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 British free-range egg<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bag of capers (15g)
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g baby leaf spinach
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 190g linguine<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 748 kJ
178 kcal
3523 kJ
838 kcal
of which saturates
5.9 g
3.2 g
27.9 g
15.2 g
of which sugars
19 g
1.1 g
89.6 g
5.2 g
Fibre 1.1 g 5.3 g
Protein 13.1 g 61.7 g
Salt 0.68 g 3.19 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
1 British free-range egg
1 garlic clove
1 bag of capers (15g)
Capers, water, vinegar, salt.
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)
Cornish cow's milk (100%)
150g baby leaf spinach
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
190g linguine
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
  • Allergens highlighted by † (egg, milk, gluten, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Cheesy Chicken Piccata With Spinach

Boil a kettle

Grate the mature cheddar finely

Add a handful of flour to a plate

Crack the egg[s] into a shallow bowl and beat with a fork

Add the panko breadcrumbs to another plate and combine with the grated cheese 


2 Cheesy Chicken Piccata With Spinach

Place your hand flat on the chicken breast[s]

Slice in half as if you were cutting a burger bun, so you are left with two thinner pieces of chicken

Coat the chicken in the flour, tap off the excess, then add it into the beaten egg and finally press it firmly into the cheesy breadcrumbs to evenly coat all over

Refrigerate until step 5 

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Add the linguine to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the linguine for 8-10 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the linguine


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Meanwhile, re-boil a kettle

Peel and finely slice the garlic 

Roll the lemon[s] with your hand on a hard surface (to release more juice!) and cut in half

Cut half the lemon into wedges and reserve for garnish

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 100ml [200ml] boiled water

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a very generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the breaded chicken and cook for 4-5 min on each side or until golden and cooked through

Tip: add more oil if your pan is looking a little dry 

Once cooked, transfer the breaded chicken to kitchen paper (keep the pan!)

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Return the pan to a medium heat with a large knob of butter

Once hot, add the sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 min or until starting to lightly brown 


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Once lightly browned, add the capers, clotted cream and chicken stock and cook for 1-2 min 

Wash the baby spinach, then add it to the pan and cook for 2 min further or until the spinach is wilted 

Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon and season with a generous grind of black pepper

Add the drained linguine to the pan and give everything a good mix up


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Slice the breaded chicken 

Serve the linguine, top with the sliced chicken and garnish with a wedge of lemon


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