Thursday, March 12, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers - Chicken Picatta


This week's Barefoot Bloggers recipe is Chicken Picatta, chosen for us by Lindsey of Noodle Nights and Muffin Mornings. I was excited about this one as it is easy and inexpensive.

I did take a short cut. I bought sliced chicken breasts, so I didn't have to pound them. This is such an easy recipe that dinner was ready early...that never happens! I served it with brown rice and steamed broccoli. The pan sauce was delicious with the chicken (and the broccoli). The sauce tasted a little too lemony on its own, but with the chicken it was spot on flavor wise.

There are one or two things I will do differently next time. After sautéing, the chicken bakes on a sheet pan with parchment paper. That made the bottom of the chicken soggy. I think I'll bake it on a rack over the sheet pan so the bottom gets heat and stays crisp. I would also double the sauce since it was so good and such a natural to put over your veggies. I might also saute some spinach in that pan sauce and pour the whole thing over the chicken.

Give this one a try! It's awesome and easy, a perfect Tuesday night dinner.

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11 comments:

Linds said...

Thanks for participating...your piccata looks delicious. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Suzie said...

Looks great - we really liked it too. Hard to go wrong with a recipe like this isn't it?

BMK said...

Love the step by step pics. This will be a weeknight regular at our house too!

Aggie said...

This was a great recipe! I like your idea about baking the chicken on a rack, I noticed mine soggy on the bottom too...and I agree about the sauce, I poured it on my veggies too...and wished I had more!

Yours looks delish!!

deltawhiskey.us said...

Oh I love the idea of the spinach! Glad you enjoyed it... it was so easy, wasn't it?
~Delta Whiskey (Cat)

spike. said...

Looks good. The sauce is definitely perfect for veggies!

Everyday Gourmet said...

Yours does look good! I would agree with you about the leftovers. I tasted wonderful the next day too.

Pamela said...

I was recently talking about finding a good chicken Picata recipe, and it looks like I have found it! Looks delicious.

amanda said...

Looks delicious! I bought the thin breasts too. Sometimes it's worth it to take a few shortcuts, huh?

Matt's Kitchen said...

I loved that lemony sauce, too. I also like your idea of baking them on a rack to avoid a soggy bottom!

shortbreadsouth.com said...

I'm with you on the chicken cutlets - much easier! My sauce was super tart, so I'll be taste-testing next time!