Monday, October 11, 2010

Chicken Piccata

I've been real bad at preplanning meals and grocery shopping lately.  Some people are so organized, planning food for the week and shopping on one day.   I've been most inefficient, deciding that day what I want for dinner and going to the grocery store several times a week.  And worse than that, I am usually out somewhere when I decide and then have to search for a recipe while I'm still out.  If I go home to look for a recipe, forget it, I don't go back out.

THIS is why I love my dinner spinner.  It's a glorious iphone app, you choose the course, main ingredient, and cook time, and voila!  A whole bunch of recipes at your fingertips.  This is what I did yesterday, and found this fabulous chicken piccata recipe.  I don't think I've ever had piccata before, and after trying it, I can't wait to make this again!  This is a 5 star recipe for sure.

Hope you enjoy!

Chicken Piccata

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 egg
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
1/2 cup boiling water
3 garlic cloves

1.In a small bowl, beat the egg together with 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Set aside.

2.In a shallow bowl or dish mix together the flour, garlic powder and paprika. Dip the chicken in the egg/lemon mixture, then in the seasoned flour.

3.In a large skillet, melt butter/margarine and brown the coated chicken pieces.

4.Dissolve the bouillon in the boiling water, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour liquid into skillet. Crush garlic cloves and let simmer in broth.  Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes, turning chicken pieces after 10 minutes, until chicken is tender. Garnish as desired and serve.


  1. Omigosh! This looks so delicious! I have a continuous list of recipes I have to try and this is on there now!

  2. Looks like a winner! I am starving right now ~ I so wish I had that plate sitting in front of me.

  3. What a great idea! I too have trouble planning ahead!

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