Fridge Foraging: Chicken Piccata
For this week's fridge foraging you all chose the chicken!
In this dish, which takes minimal time, boneless skinless chicken breasts are browned then topped with a lemon butter sauce.
I like to serve this with a simple salad but it would also be great served over a big bowl of pasta.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 shallot, thinly sliced
3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 cup chicken stock (or white wine)
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 Tbs. capers
Garnish with lemon slices and fresh herbs
Carefully slice the chicken breast in half lengthwise.
In a medium shallow bowl combine the flour and cornstarch with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour/cornstarch mixture.
In a saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat, warm 2 Tbs. olive oil. Working in batches cook the chicken breasts, flipping halfway through for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the chicken is browned and cooked all the way through.
Set the chicken aside but keep warm.
In the same pan over medium heat add the final tablespoon of olive oil. Saute the shallot for about 30 seconds or until translucent. Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice and chicken stock and continue to cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by half. Add in the capers and butter and whisk until smooth. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for a couple minutes or until warmed through.
Serve chicken warm, taste for salt and pepper, and garnish with lemon and fresh herbs.