Family Favorite Recipe Series
Nothing is nearer or dearer to my heart than sharing time with family and friends over a delicious plate of food. In our home, all are welcome and none are turned away because everyone has a seat at our table.
What's Your Family Favorite Meal?
My wonderful husband and all five of our children each have their own favorite family meals. Between homemade mac n' cheese and Southwestern style green chili enchiladas, the diverse array of recipes and family-friendly meals offers a selection of meals for even the pickiest eaters; of which there are many in the Evans family.
However, there is nothing our family enjoys more than Chicken Piccata, the first recipe in my lineup of dishes for the Family Favorite Recipe Series. I served this family favorite just a few months ago for the Evans Family Reunion in December 2020 for 32 family members in Sanibel Island, Florida. What are some of your family's favorite recipes?
Restaurant-Quality Meals At Home
Chicken Piccata has been a staple in our family since we lived in Colorado. As a mother of five, I was always looking for fulfilling restaurant-quality meals that could be made in the kitchen at home. I discovered that contrary to common perception, Chicken Picatta is one of the easiest, and cheapest recipes to make with a few ingredients that you can find in your pantry.
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For best results, be sure to use a good drinking wine when making the recipe. Remember if you wouldn't drink it, don't cook with it. I used a delicious Pinot Grigio which I also served with the meal.
When making chicken piccata serve with your favorite pasta. For low carb version, substitute Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice, and omit the step, to dredge the chicken cutlets in flour.
For the Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts pounded to about ¼ inch thick or cut thinly
- ½ cup all-purpose flour omit for keto-friendly version
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 lemon zested
- 1 tablespoon olive oil more as needed
- 3 tablespoons butter more as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 ½ tablespoons flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ cup Pinot Grigio or other crisp white wine
- ½ lemon juiced about 1 ½ tablespoons
- 3 tablespoon capers drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- Lemon wedges
- Combine the flour, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture
- Heat olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in hot oil. Add two or three breaded chicken cutlets to the hot pan and about 4-5 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Cook chicken in batches adding more butter and oil as necessary. Remove cooked chicken to a pan and keep warm.
- After the chicken is cooked, melt ¼ cup butter in the same pan. Add flour and make a roux. Whisk until smooth. Cook 1-2 minutes.
- Gradually stir in chicken broth whisking after each addition until smooth.
- Add lemon juice, white wine, and capers. Simmer 3 minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Add the cooked chicken back to the pan and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve with your favorite pasta.
When making chicken piccata serve with your favorite pasta. For low carb version, substitute Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice.
More Family Favorites
As we continue to dive into the Family Favorites Recipe Series, I will continue sharing my family's most requested meals such as chicken and beef enchiladas, puffy tacos, fettuccini alfredo, chili dogs, fajitas, and many more.
Stay tuned and enjoy!
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