Delicious Chicken Piccata

I just had to share this delicious recipe.

EVERY time I make this Chicken Piccata dish my entire family is delighted.   I get “this is the best dinner I’ve ever had”, ” Mom, this is better than the last time”.   Seriously.

The recipe is from the beautiful and talented Giada De Laurentiis via The Food Network.

It’s actually very easy to make albeit a bit messy.

Chicken Piccata

(recipe link here)

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Ingredients
2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half
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, rinsed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Directions
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 2 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 2 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 and garnish with parsley.

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

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I follow the recipe pretty closely.  Sometimes I don’t have fresh parsley so I use dried, I also add some sautéed mushrooms just because I love them.

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This dish is lemon-y, butter-y and so incredibly flavorful !

Tonight….stuffed peppers.

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