Monday, October 13, 2008

Chicken Piccata

Jenny & I both made this recipe this week. And we both LOVED it. It became a contest to see who could post it on the blog first. I won. Neener, neener.

Chicken Piccata
from: Recipezaar

* 2 large lemons
* 1 1/2 lbs chicken cutlets or turkey cutlets or veal cutlets
* salt
* fresh ground pepper
* 1/2 cup flour
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 large shallot, minced (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 2 tablespoons drained small capers
* 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
* 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

Halve one lemon lengthwise and slice one half crosswise into 1/8-1/4 inch thick slices. Juice the remaining 1 1/2 lemons to obtain 1/4 cup juice. Salt & pepper each cutlet generously and coat each with flour.

Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until hot, add 2 tbsp oil, saute half of the cutlets until medium brown (2 minutes per side). Transfer cutlets to warm plate. Add remaining oil and repeat with remaining cutlets.

Add shallot or garlic to pan over medium heat -- saute until fragrant (30 seconds). Add stock and lemon slices, increase heat to high and deglaze pan; simmer until liquid reduces to about 1/3 cup. Add lemon juice and capers and simmer until sauce reduces again to 1/3 cup. Remove pan from heat, swirl in butter until it melts and thickens sauce; swirl in parsley. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve immediately.

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