Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chicken Piccata

I actually made this last week but somehow forgot to take photos, so I'm making it again.  We love this recipe or should I say sort of recipe.  It's all kinda wishy washy.  It's basically some chicken and some lemon, easy peasy.

I start off with chicken breasts and then cut them in half horizontally.  So you end up with two skinny fillets from each breast.  If the tenderloin is on the back I cut that off and make a tiny filet out of it.

Once everything is cut, I put the chicken between pieces of waxed paper and give them a big bang-up until they're fairly evenly flattened.  I like banging things.  The tenderloin piece will give you a nice size for a small child or a snack while you're cooking.  :)

So, you've got your skinny chicken.  Now dredge the chicken in either a beaten egg or egg whites (to cut a few calories I used egg whites), then dip into the breadcrumbs.  I made homemade this time and used store bought last time and didn't notice a huge difference.  Use what's convenient.  Shake off the excess and fry in a bit of oil spray for about 3 minutes a side or until the center is no longer pink.

As you finish cooking the fillets, pull them out and put on a plate either in a warmed oven (I usually do about 250 degrees) or covered with tin foil.  Time to make the sauce.

I wipe out the skillet if the chicken left a bunch of brown bits.  Throw in 2 Tablespoons of butter, and let it melt.  Add 2 Tablespoons of flour, mix and let cook for 1 minute.

Add 3/4 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon of chopped parsley, 1-2 Tablespoons capers, sliced lemons, salt and pepper.  Cook until thickened.

Put the chicken fillets back in to rewarm and get good and tasty with the sauce.  Should only take about a minute if you've kept the chicken warm.

Be sure to spoon that yummy sauce over top when you serve.

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Anonymous said...

Oh my yum! I love chicken and this looks so amazing delish!!!

Unknown said...

YUMMY! We love capers at our house. I am so going to have to make this. Quick, simple and yummy what could be better?!

Mindy said...

I have a jar of capers that's big enough to last my entire lifetime. I'm constantly trying to come up with things to do with them. I'm making this!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Drool, Drool! Be sure to make this for me if I ever come visit. In the mean time, I guess I'll have to do it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

One of my favorite dishes. Yum.

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