Chicken Piccata

Oh my word. This is one of those recipes that makes me fall in love with cooking all over again. The simplicity, the short list of ingredients, the flavour; everything about this makes me happy! It also reminds me of how a couple of fresh ingredients can do wonders.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 pound thin chicken fillets (I get my butcher to cut each breast fillet into 3 fillets)

1 cup flour

1/2 t salt

1/2 t black pepper

1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 t paprika

1/4 t cayenne pepper

1/2 t + 1/4 t dried thyme

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 T butter

1-2 t capers

It’s so simple to put together it’s insane.

Mix the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and 1/2 t thyme and dredge each chicken fillet until completely coated, and set aside on a plate.

Heat a little oil (I use about 3 T) in a frying pan and pan fry the chicken fillets. You might have to add a little oil between each batch. Then once you’re done frying the chicken put it in a serving dish and move on to the sauce.

You can use the same pan or make this in a small sauce pan. Just add the lemon juice, butter, a splash of water, capers and 1/4 t thyme and bring it to a boil. Season to taste with black pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken right before you’re going to serve it.

I serve with this sautéed vegetables or mashed potatoes and some pasta tossed in butter would be delicious too!


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