Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicken Piccata

Adapted from Ina G*rten

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I've also used chicken tenders)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 cup (or more) panko crumbs
olive oil
1 and 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 to 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (appox 6 small lemons)
Zest of two or three lemons
1 cup Riesling
1 jar capers (rinsed)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place each chicken breast in ziploc bag and pound your frustrations out (with a rolling pin) until the chicken is 1/4" thick.

Mix the flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a shallow plate. In a second plate, beat the eggs and 1 tablespoon of water together. Place the panko crumbs on a third plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the flour, then dip in the egg and finally dip in panko crumb mixture.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place them on a cookie sheet and allow them to bake for 5 to 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

Wipe out the skillet. Over medium heat, melt butter and then add the lemon juice, wine, and capers. Salt & pepper to taste. Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes.

Serve chicken breast over angel hair pasta or rice. Add a spoonful of sauce over the top of the chicken.

Fabulous dinner in less than 20 minutes.

You're welcome.


Kristina P. said...

This sounds delicious! Minus the capers. :)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

I like the 20 minutes part. A little worried about the multiple pans.
Please tell me your kids don't eat this? Please? There are about 11 more ingredients than something mine will eat. Or even look at.

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Yummo - this sounds delish!

J. said...

I could so make that gluten free - sounds good and I bet i could get my kids to eat it minus the capers - well C might eat them and we loce them - thanks for sharing

BT said...

That sounds delicious! Thanks!

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obladi oblada said...

Sounds really good and something Im definitely going to make. I love a lemon/chicken combination.

Linda B said...

Oh my gosh this sounds good! But it has texture, it has flavor, it is food. My kids won't touch it.

Anonymous said...

Mmm. No idea what capers are. But anything cooked in wine is delicious. And I am SOOOO lucky cause my kids will eat poop anything.