Chicken Piccata

Friday, February 12, 2010
The menu for our dinner party (see previous post for table setting) was:

Chicken Piccata
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
Haricot Vert (French Green Beans) with Garlic and Sliced Almonds
Homemade Rolls

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Coffee (Seattle's Best Columbian--my current favorite)

Chicken Piccata
(Printable Version)

4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
Additional all purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup drained capers
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Lemon slices for garnish

Place chicken between 2 large sheets of plastic wrap. Using meat pounder or rolling pin, lightly pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Mix 1 tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons flour in small bowl until smooth. Place additional flour in shallow baking dish. Dip chicken into flour to coat; shake off excess.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets. Add 2 chicken breasts to each skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to platter; tent with foil to keep warm.

Bring wine, lemon juice and broth to boil in 1 skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk in butter-flour mixture and boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers, parsley and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken and serve. Garnish with lemon slices.
Serves 4.

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  1. cityfarmer said...:

    oh my goodness gracious ...I could eat that entire plate now ...
    what time is supper?

  1. Mrs P- this dish looks BEAUTIFUL! Just your photography alone is perfection. I love chicken and veal piccata. Thank you for sharing this must have recipe.

  1. Joyce said...:

    Super dinner menu as I enjoy veal piccata but rarely make it myself since the price of veal is so pricy here in my area. Tripe chocolate cheese cake to end out the meal sounds awesome:) I am inviting myself to your next meal! Happy Valentine's day.

  1. farmlady said...:

    Oh, that looks good! You are making me hungry and I just had BREAKFAST.

  1. This looks fantastic! I have never made chicken piccata before. I will have to try it! Thanks for your post.

  1. ButterYum said...:

    Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes! Lovely menu - would love to sit in on that meal!!


  1. This looks and sounds so good. I love lemon in almost any recipe. I bet your guests were all smiling! :-)


  1. I saw this and thought capers...I've never made it, but I've eaten it and it is so good.


  1. Sharon said...:

    Oh wow Gail! This looks delicous! Thanks for always sharing such yummy recipes :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    One of my favorite meals.
    Great pics, Gail!

  1. Mary said...:

    Your piccata is just gorgeous. I'll wager this tasted as good as it looks. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  1. Wow, Gail, this looks delicious, wonderful photo, I love a new chicken recipe. Your tablescape photos are lovely, The red toile is one of my favorites.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

  1. HollyC said...:

    I've got to try this!!! It looks devine and I'm sure it was!

  1. I enjoyed visiting your blog and read several entries. Your recipes sound delicious and I love the toile tablesetting too. I read your informative post about caring for vintage linens. I have several things my mother made so your tips are helpful. I thought you might use my post about the drastic measures I used to whiten some very brown vintage baby clothes

  1. Bob West said...:

    God has greatly gifted you
    I enjoyed visiting your blog
    God Bless;

  1. Rita May said...:

    What a beautiful looking dinner. I love chicken piccata and will try your recipe next. Thanks!

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