A dish you can make for a date or a special some this Valentine’s Day
is Chicken Piccata, but without the traditional capers. I am not a fan of them
since they are super salty. This dish is easy and cooks up fast so you
won’t be in the kitchen all day. Also the sauce is slam packed with
flavor, so it seems like you were slaving over a hot stove all day. And the wine you cook with you can
have with the meal, so just get the bigger bottle.
• 4 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts-I used then cut ones.
• Kosher Salt To Taste
• Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
• 4 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
• 5 Tablespoons Butter
• 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 1 cup Dry White Wine
• 3/4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
• 2 whole Lemons
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
• 1 pound Angel Hair Pasta
1. Have a pot of water simmering for the pasta.
2. If chicken breasts are overly thick, pound until slightly
flattened. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides, then dredge in
3. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons of oil in a large
skillet over medium-high heat. Fry two of the chicken breasts at one
time until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes on each side; a
little longer if breasts are thicker, a little shorter if breasts are
4. Remove to a plate, then add the other 2 tablespoons each of butter
and olive oil. Fry the other two breasts until golden, monitoring the
oil/butter mixture to make sure it doesn't burn. Decrease heat as
5. After removing the chicken, have the heat on medium to medium-low.
Pour in wine and chicken broth, garlic and squeeze in the juice of two
6. Whisk the sauce, scraping the bottom of the pan. Allow sauce to
cook and bubble and thicken until reduced by about half. Sprinkle in a
little salt and pepper as it's cooking.
7. Reduce heat to low and pour in cream. Whisk together and allow to
cook for a couple of minute until sauce thickens. Taste and adjust
seasonings or other ingredients. Expect the sauce to have a real tang
to it; counter it with a little more broth and cream if it's too
8. Right at the end, cook angel hair until al dente---it won’t take long!
9. With tongs, place a medium-sized mound of pasta on a plate. Place a
cooked chicken breast beside it, then spoon sauce over the chicken and
the pasta. The sauce is strong, so no need to drown it.
If the sauce is thin, then cooking for a bit longer - it will thicken up but the sauce is nice when it is thin since it is so strong. I steamed off some broccoli to add to complete the meal. You can have everything ready and just finish the sauce when you special someone gets there to show off you cooking skills! Enjoy!