Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss for a Quick Dinner in Southfield

Spring is here and that means your food pallet should match the weather. Warm, light, and flavorful dishes are what we can’t wait to enjoy as we all countdown until afternoons in the sun. This delicious and healthy pasta dish will take less than 30 minutes to make and will satisfy your taste buds. Here’s what you need and how to make it:




Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and the chicken to the pan.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and return the skillet to the heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, the garlic and shallots to the skillet.

Saute garlic and shallots 3 minutes. Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in wine and reduce liquid 1 minute. Whisk lemon juice and broth into sauce. Stir in capers and parsley.

When the liquid comes to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the sauce to give it a little shine. Add chicken back to the pan and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Toss hot pasta with chicken and sauce and serve. Adjust salt and pepper, to your taste. Top with fresh snipped chives and enjoy!

This Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss is easy and perfect to make after a long day at work.  With a little time and effort you will have a pasta that goes beyond your average spaghetti and meatballs. If you try making this dish share it with us on Instagram with the hashtag #MakeItYourOwnMonday or on Facebook and maybe you will see your finish product shared!

Thanks to our friends at Food Network for this recipe!

Meet the Staff: Erica!

As tenants are moving out and new neighbors are moving in this spring, we thought it would be a great time for the Southfield Common tenants to meet the leasing agent who makes this process possible. You’ve probably seen her around showing new apartments and delivering your packages. Meet Erica Jean Stockton!


Erica started her career with Corcoran as a lifeguard during the summers at the age of 16.

“One summer it was very rainy and I ended up spending most of my time helping out in the office and I loved the energy of it! The office staff was so energetic and excited; it made you want to be a part of their team. I began working there full time in April 2001. Since then, I have worked at well over 20 Corcoran Communities.”

How long have you been working at The Commons

Since inception, January 2012.

Best thing a resident or coworker has ever brought into the office (snacks, stories, etc)!

That’s a toss up! Chocolate covered strawberries or Ginger Betty’s cookies.

Favorite Movie

Monsters, Inc. Don’t judge me.

Favorite Band / Musician

Depends on my mood really. I love all kinds of music (as long as it has lyrics).

Favorite thing to do when not at work?

Hang out with my dog.

Favorite Resident Story?

I have worked at many different properties for Corcoran, but my most rewarding experience came from one our properties that offer a priority for people who are displaced due to domestic violence. I worked with one woman in particular who was in the hospital due to an altercation with her ex-boyfriend and I had to visit her in the hospital in order to process her application. It was a great day for me when she was released and had a safe home waiting for her.

What three words best describe you?

Loyal, Empathetic, Creative