Thursday, May 23, 2013

#124 Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata  is an Italian dish, it consists mainly of butterflied chicken breast, coated and served in butter sauce whisked in the same pan the chicken is cooked. Traditionally in Italy, veal is used for Piccata. Our delicious Chicken Piccata had capers which added a pleasantly intense flavor to our dish. Very easy, it cooked very fast, the taste? Very, very good!

Yield: Serves 4


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


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 adapted from HERE

Capers are the salted and pickled caper bud of caper bush, also called Flinders rose. It is a common ingredient in  Mediterranean cuisines. It is also a distinctive ingredient in Italian cuisine especially in Sicilian and Southern Italian cooking. It is used in salads, pasta sauces, meat dishes, such as Chicken Piccata, the recipe featured above. READ MORE ABOUT CAPERS

Chicken Piccata is a delicious dish.

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