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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicken Piccata

One of my favorite after-work meals is chicken piccata. It's so easy to make, both of my kids learned how to make it when they were in their teens. It's so quick to make, I can have the entire meal on the table in about 20 minutes. Seriously. Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta. Heat up 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Pound out the boneless, skinless chicken breasts to an even thickness. (I place the chicken breast in a large Ziploc and pound away.) Put some flour seasoned with a little salt & pepper in a dish, and dredge the chicken in the flour. Place the dredged chicken in the skillet, squeezing 1/2 a lemon over all the chicken. When the first side has browned, turn the chicken over to brown the other side, squeezing the other 1/2 of the lemon over the browned chicken. (At some point here, put the pasta in the boiling water and cook until al dente.) When the chicken has finished browning on both sides, remove to platter and keep warm. Add approximately 1/2 cup of white wine and let reduce by half. Add 2 tablespoons of capers. Spoon sauce over chicken and drained pasta.

As a side, I minced a clove of garlic and sauteed in olive oil, adding grape tomatoes, cooking until they start to pop. To serve, garnish with chopped fresh basil.

Dinner is done!!


Martha said...

One of our favorite dishes -- love the tomatoes with it. It's both fast and comfort food.

La Table De Nana said...

One of my favorite dishes also Lori! We seem to like the same meals:) I printed up your egg rolls..hope to make them soon!

Linda said...

Big fav here too Lori!
Maybe I will make it tonight!
Beautiful pics!

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, that looks wonderful. Chicken Piccata is a favourite here too. I could eat everything that you cook.

Christina Kim said...

Simple and quick! Looks lovely.

Amy said...

Lori, Your chicken piccata is gorgeous! I followed the link from Cathy at Wives With Knives and loved your blog at first sight. I've added you to my favorites. Maybe you'll check out mine sometime? Happy cooking!!!

flfarmgirl said...

I will be adding this to my make it list. I love lemon and your photography is outstanding. Are you a professional photographer? if not--you should be. I had a nice visit!

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