March 12, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Chicken Piccata

Lindsey of Noodle Nights and Muffin Mornings chose Chicken Piccata for the recipe this week. I've always wanted to try it - so here was my big chance!

The recipe from Food Network, courtesy of Ina Garten, of course.

The chicken was easily pounded to 1/4-1/2". I find the breading process tedious and time consuming, however that has much more to do with my kitchen setup and lack of appropriate breading trays than the actual process. The chicken breasts cooked quickly in the pan and then moved to the oven for a final heat through while I made the sauce.

Oh, the sauce. I reduced the amount of lemon from the start knowing my husband is not fond of lemon, but holy cow! That was one tart sauce. I added in capers and a small garlic clove. After tasting several times, I smoothed it out with a touch more butter. I tossed capellini quickly in the sauce and served the baked chicken on top with a touch of the remaining sauce.

Results: My husband wasn't fond of the sauce on the pasta, but loved it on the chicken. I thought the sauce tasted much better on the food than alone - it reduced the tartness. The chicken, though, was superb! The breading was perfect. The chicken moist and delicious. I can't wait to use it for chicken parmigiana. I'm not sure I'll make the "piccata" part again.

Final Grade: B


Kate said...

Welcome to our BB Group, we're glad to have you. I agree, I liked the chicken as well, and liked it better with the Parmesan Chicken from an earlier BB post. This was tangy though, and was a good recipe to have in my rotation.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the group! Your chicken looks great... I've read on a couple other sites that the sauce tasted better WITH the food than alone. I should get in the practice of tasting while I cook. Looks great!

~Delta Whiskey

Penny said...

Your chicken looks wonderful. Welcome to the group. I love the concept of your blog. Will be checking in often.

Amanda @ Fake Ginger said...

I'm sorry to hear that you weren't a fan of the piccata part of the recipe, but your picture sure is lovely!

Welcome to the group!

Karen said...

I agree, the sauce was quite tart, but the chicken came out really nice.

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