Chicken Piccata

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Now onto the main dish that Jim prepared for us. It was quite yummy! This recipe orginally came from Giada De Laurentiis.

Chicken Piccata

3 chicken breasts, pounded thin, sliced in roughly halves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup brined capers

Pound chicken to ¼ inch.  Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 3 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the other 3 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.

Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken.

Ingredient Line Up!

Trim the Chicken.

Place a piece of plastic wrap over the chicken and start pounding...good way to release some frustration!

Ahh...there he is! I sure miss having them in Clinton County!

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Dredge chicken in flour.

Getting the sauce ready...lemon juice, chicken stock

and capers.

Add olive oil to the pan.

and the butter...look how level that stove is 🙂

Add chicken when sizzling. Cook until brown approximately 3 minutes.

Cooked on other side for 3 minutes...then transfer to a plate.

Then add lemon juice, broth and capers to the pan. Bring to a boil scraping the brown bits from the pan.

Adding the capers.

They are anxiously waiting!

Add chicken back into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

Then remove chicken and add 2 T butter to the sauce and whisk.

YUMO! Chicken Piccata!

We served it with Cous Cous and Haricot Verts (French Beans).  When making the Cous Cous  we followed directions on the box, but used Chicken broth instead of water. I never had Cous Cous before…I like it! The Haricot Verts we steam and then tossed with butter.

I miss you Jim B., Sarah and Corrine!

~Relish Food, Life & Friends!

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