Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chicken Piccata

  • 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.
  • Chicken Piccata
  • 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.

4 comments:

Pam said...

Mmmm good! I love chicken piccata and yours looks fantastic Jason!

carla bianca said...

Mmmhhh, so comforting and flavorful! This chicken piccata looks mouthwatering. It looks easy to prepare and cook.

wilbert bail said...

These are all delicious and easy to make foods. I'm going to try these one by one. And I'll recommend this to my friends. Thanks for sharing.

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