Is it just me, or are you always in need of new easy weeknight dinner ideas? I have a handful of go-to dishes that we make week in and week out, and rarely do I venture beyond that rotation. I like fast and simple recipes, and if they can be made in a single pot…bonus!
Last month my sister Clare was visiting from Montana, and offered to cook us her delicious Chicken Piccata for dinner. Since she gets her considerable cooking skills from my step-mom, I enthusiastically agreed! It’s a dish my step-mom has been serving for years, especially when the whole family is together.
Sidenote: She also scolded me on my poor cookware, insisting that makes a huge difference. #whoknew I’ve since upgraded to this complete set I found on eBay, on sale under $100!
I always assumed it was tedious and time-consuming, but Clare whipped it out in under 30 minutes! She insisted I’d be able to handle it, and turns out she was right (again)! I’ve already made it twice, and now I’m fairly confident I’m on my way to becoming the next Giada De Laurentiis! #jk
It really is super simple, and great for a crowd. At first glimpse it may appear a little heavy for summertime, but the lemon gives it a light, fresh taste, while the capers add a salty burst with every delicious bite. Of course you could eliminate the cream, but why would you want to?!
SIMPLE CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN PICCATA
4-6 Chicken Breasts, pounded thin (or buy the thinly-sliced filets!)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
2 Tbs Butter
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 cup Chicken Stock or Broth
2 Lemons, juiced
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 cup Capers
Chopped Parsley for garnish
1 lb. Pasta, cooked (we like a wide noodle for this dish, like linguine)
1. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat.
2. Liberally salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts, and dredge in flour. Place in hot skillet and cook through, flipping to saute both sides. Remove cooked chicken and set aside.
3. Turn the heat to medium and add chicken broth, lemon juice, heavy cream, and capers to the skillet (mixing with the chicken juices). Bring to boil, then reduce to a slow simmer. Allow the sauce to cook and thicken several minutes, adding salt and pepper as needed.
4. Return the chicken to the sauce, and simmer a few more minutes.
5. Serve over heaping bowls of pasta, and garnish with parsley and sliced lemon. Or skip that part if you aren’t taking a photo of your food. #bloggerissues Mangia!
I’m so excited to have a new dish added to my arsenal, especially one that makes me think of my family every time I make it! And I will say, having good cookware has made a huge difference!
To prove how simple it is, we whipped up this quick little video to demonstrate! Shout-out to Mr SP and his editing skills!! (He took it from 30 mins to one minute!!)
eBay is having a huge Cookware Event right now, along with tons of great deals on Kitchen Appliances, like stand-up mixers and crock pots. I just ordered this cool crisper tray that turns your oven into any air fryer!
Find more easy dishes here or under the Lifestyle tab in my nav menu bar at the top of the page.
P.S. Full Kitchen reveal coming soon…how’d you like these sneak peeks?!
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