Monday, September 21, 2009

New 5 Star "Keeper" in our House!!!

I couldn't believe how much my family enjoyed this recipe! Even my kids!!! They are already wanting it again! It's a must try...

Chicken Piccata
(recipe and image via Ina Garten)

2 split (1 whole) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 extra-large egg
1/2 tablespoon water
3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs (I used Garlic & Herb from Progresso)
Good olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons), lemon halves reserved
1/2 cup dry white wine
Sliced lemon, for serving
Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Mix the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a shallow plate. In a second plate, beat the egg and 1/2 tablespoon of water together. Place the bread crumbs on a third plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the flour, shake off the excess, and then dip in the egg and bread crumb mixtures. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium to medium-low heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place them on the sheet pan and allow them to bake for 5 to 10 minutes while you make the sauce. For the sauce, wipe out the saute pan with a dry paper towel. Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and then add the lemon juice, wine, the reserved lemon halves, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Off the heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and swirl to combine. Discard the lemon halves and serve 1 chicken breast on each plate. Spoon on the sauce and serve with a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.

* Very good with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and crusty bread!!! Yum...

7 comments:

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. I'm not surprised your family loves it. The photo is terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Kathy said...

Thanks Mary! I wished I could take credit for the photo, but I can't! We were so busy gobbling up the food, that I didn't get a photo taken. I'm gonna make it again and then I'll replace this one.

Julie said...

I love chicken picatta! Looks just amazing...now I'm hungry!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is a fantastic "go to" dish and you did it up right! I'm thinking I'm in the mood for this for dinner tonight!

Katy ~ said...

Chicken picatta is a delicious recipe. Yours looks very good. I'm going to have to make this again soon!

Monica H said...

It looks very tasty. Anything is made better with garlic mashed potatoes and crusty bread!

Kim said...

I absolutely love chicken piccata and have always wanted to try Ina's recipe. Thanks for letting us know how delicious it truly was:D