So I love to cook and entertain, what's wrong with that? I host dinner parties all the time and have been asked to share recipes, pictures, ideas, etc., with co-workers, friends and family. I finally decided to make this happen, please enjoy!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I came across this recipe on the Williams Sonoma website and thought I'd give it a whirl...I'm so glad I did as it was absolutely delicious! It took me 30 minutes from start to finish to make this meal including a mixed greens salad with my house dressing, and sauteed yellow squash. This would be a perfect recipe if you want a homemade recipe in a hurry.
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each 8 to 9 oz., cut in half horizontally and pounded 1/4 inch thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbs. olive oil
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Tbs. minced shallot
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbs. capers, drained
2 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off the excess.
In the nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter or individual plates. Warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the pan and repeat to brown the remaining chicken.
Reduce the heat to medium and melt 1 Tbs. of the butter in the pan. Add the shallot and cook until softened and golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add the wine, lemon juice and broth, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining 2 Tbs. butter, the capers and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and pass any remaining sauce alongside. Serve immediately.
Food is fun, stress relieving, and who doesn't like to eat? I enjoy food way too much and often find myself throwing last minute dinner parties at the spur of a moment. If it's planned out it gets even more intense and if it's an event, well, I seem to go over the top! As much as I love my passion for cooking and food, the only thing that makes a great meal are the friends that come over and create the magic around the dinner table.