Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Chicken Piccata


For this months I was paired with Iron Stef, I love this event as you don't choose the blog yourself, so you will have to look to the blog which you are paired with and prepare something from their blog.
If you go to her blog you will see there are lot of yummy recipies, I decided on this Chicken Piccata as I had all the ingridients at home and I have been wanting to make something totally different with chicken.
I made it for lunch yestersay and I have to admit all of us loved it, actually we coudn't stop talking about how yummy it was.

This I will me making more often as we all loved it.
I was really surprised how easy it was to make and I served with pasta with a light tomato sauce.

Last weekend the lake near to our place was frozen. Lake is only less than 2 minutes walk from our home.
Actually I didn't know it was frozen and when I saw all the people on the lake then only I knew it was frozen so Shyama, hubby and me went to the lake to have some fun, together with one of Shyama's friend.
It was like a small fair there was food stalls selling hot dogs and hot chocolate etc and you could rent the shoes for ice skating. Which i didn't do ( Shyama did) Even without ice skating I fell and have to tell i fell with a bang :-)


All of us having fun


2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pound total)
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup flour
Salt and pepper
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup chicken stock or dry white wine ( I used chicken stock)
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup brined capers
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Cut the chicken breast halves horizontally, butterflying them open. If the breast pieces you are working with are large, you may want to cut them each into two pieces. If the pieces are still thick after butterflying, put them between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness.
Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan. Rinse the chicken pieces in water. Dredge them thoroughly in the flour mixture, until well coated.

Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add half of the chicken pieces, do not crowd the pan. Brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate. Cook the other breasts in the same manner, remove from pan. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce.
Add the chicken stock (or white wine), lemon juice, and capers to the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up the browned bits. Reduce the sauce by half. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Plate the chicken and serve with the sauce poured over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

40 comments:

ranji said...

A new chicken dish!!!Looks really delicious and very tempting indeed.. the initial process very similar to chicken parmasan...I too have to try this one out..I have never cooked with wine before..!!!

Poonam said...

wow i have to try this now....looks really tempting!!

Ann said...

Should tell this is a yummy recipe..real delicious..

Happy cook said...

Ranji thankyou. I have never made parmesan chicken, shgould try them.
About wine i didn't use wine for this recipe, i used chicken stock instead.

Poonam Thankyou

Ann Yeah it was super dleicious.

Cham said...

U re tempting me to make chicken now:) Sounds it is really freezing everywhere except in CA (we do have a record heat weather in Jan like 22 C) She is really having fun in ice!

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JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love chicken piccata! Looks great and it looks like you are having a wonderful time with your family! YAY!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! I love that kind of scrumptious dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice chicken recipe. Looks so good. It is so appetizing. YUM! Nice Pics.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! I love how your stuff seems to be so flavorful!

Trupti said...

piccata looks very delicious.

Happy Sankranti !!

Asha said...

Looks great F, I was thinking of making this weekend too!

Btw, not ketchup but plain tomato sauce comes in cans or jars for butter chicken you asked, enjoy.
Oh, you are having fun there, never ice skated in my life, looks like fun!:)

Superchef said...

looks delish..should make this for my husband soon :) n looks like u had fun with your family!

sunita said...

Lovely dish.

You did have fun on the lake, didn't you :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

Loved this recipe..looks so filling n rather easy too..:)

Meera said...

New recipe for me to try!! Lovely pictures.

Suma Rajesh said...

chicken piccata looks crispy and great...as ranji said i too prepared chicken parmasan but the only difference mine is chicken cheddar as i added cheddar cheese...btw nice snaps..

Nags said...

nice one :) new to me!

Sara said...

I love chicken piccata, it's a classic and always delicious. I had it once where they added artichoke hearts, it was quite good.

Dragon said...

Your chicken piccata looks amazing. Well done!

Swapna said...

nice and easy chicken recipe HC.....

Priya said...

Wow chicken piccata looks yummy..also enjoyed those pics...

sra said...

Nice pix of you all and the lake, Happy! I've found a store where I can get fresh chicken breast, I have to work out how to butterfly them now!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yeeks,I am so afraid you are stanin over a glaze of ice in the lake!!!Cool:)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for you wonderful comments.
Asha athankyou for the info aobut the toamto sauce.
Sra I will send you a link were they show how to bbutterfly a chicken.

notyet100 said...

lovely c;licks,..:-)nd real yummy version of chicken,..:-)

Retno Prihadana said...

Hmm...my kids will love this chicken.

AnuSriram said...

Nice pictures... Looks like you all had great time! Enjoy!

Peter M said...

A wonderful classic...and I like that you're generous with the capers.

Asha said...

Darling F, I am deliriously happy this morning and so is Trisha. She just got accepted into one of the most prestigious colleges in US today, UNC at Chapel Hill (Google it, you will see the college).
There were 14000 applications, only 4900 accepted, cream of the crop! Man! I am so proud. It's about 75miles from home, so we can visit her often and she can come home often too! :))

Soma said...

Looks like u guys had a real fun time:-) The chicken looks awesome .. quite an exotic name.

& ur panna cotta is making me crave. ever since i made my first the coffe one has been next in list.

Gloria said...

Wow! this look so tasty and yummy!!! Gloria

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm Piccata.... :P

Ivy said...

I would be scared to walk on a frozen lake. Seen too many films of ice breaking!! Hope you did not hurt yourself falling. The dish sounds delicious.

Linda said...

Dear HC -- a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your lovely family!! I loved the photos of your ice-skating outing -- looks like so much fun! :)

Chicken Piccata looks great too -- capers are really delicious :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Hi HC

Lots of frozen places here too! It was really nice - snow that actually stayed for days! We did some trekking and ice skating too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Family time.... Recipe sounds new and looks yummy.

Navita said...

its lovely...will be trying it soon..how hve u been dear?

long time no see

Madhuram said...

Very nice photos of your family HappyCook.