August 15, 2014

A Recipe – Chicken Piccata

It’s no secret that I thoroughly enjoy being in the kitchen. I always say that it’s free therapy, for those who enjoy it, anyways! For my first recipe post I thought I would share Anthony’s favorite meal, Chicken Piccata. I had never cooked it prior to dating him, and have since adapted a few different recipes into our own quick and easy version. Only takes about thirty minutes, and I bet most of the items are already in your pantry.

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CHICKEN PICCATA:

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

Salt + Pepper, to taste

1/4 cup flour

5 tablespoons butter (yum)

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup dry white wine, I usually use Pinot Grigio

3/4s cup chicken broth

2-3 lemons

3/4s cup heavy cream

Fresh parsley, chopped

Angel Hair pasta, we usually make a package and the kids eat buttered noodles for dinner ;)

Capers, optional

Start by putting half of your reserved butter and two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then, sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper and drench in flour to coat both sides. Put in two of the chicken breasts on the skillet at a time, and fry. Usually about 3-4 minutes per side or until they’re a nice golden brown. Then add the other half of your butter and two more tablespoons of olive oil and fry the other two breasts.unnamed

 

Once chicken is done, pour in your wine and chicken broth. Turn heat to medium-low, and squeeze in two lemons! I like the sauce a little tangy, so I’ll sometimes add a third lemon. Whisk the sauce and scrape all of the yummy parts off of the bottom of the pan, then wait for sauce to reduce by half. Feel free to sprinkle more salt and pepper, too!

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Now, reduce heat to low and pour in the heavy cream. Whisk together and allow sauce to bubble and thicken. I always struggle with thickening any sauce, so I sometimes sprinkle a little bit of flour to speed the process up ;) also taste your sauce! Add more cream or broth if it’s too tangy, or more wine if you want it to taste a little tart. Throw some fresh parsley in and stir. I’m betting your kitchen smells amazing right now!

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Lastly, cook your pasta! I love the 3 minute pasta from Trader Joe’s. Always thin and never undercooked.

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Place pasta and chicken on plate, drench in sauce, and sprinkle with parsley and capers.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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