Chicken Piccata

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6 serving

3 Organic Chicken Breasts, skinned, boned, and pounded to 1/4-inch thickness (your butcher will do this for you if you ask)

Kosher salt

cracked pepper

1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup white wine

juice of 1 lemon

1 lemon sliced thin

1/4 cup capers

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Dredge the chicken in the flour.

Heat the oil in a large 12″-inch  frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, and saute until golden in color. (Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will taste bitter).) Remove the garlic from the oil and discard. Quickly add as many pieces of the chicken cutlets that will fit into the frying pan and saute 3 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.  Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan and finish sauteing the rest of the cutlets. Place the sauteed chicken cutlets that you have set aside back into the frying pan, (don’t worry about crowding).  Add the white wine, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to incorporate any of the small bits that have collected. Cook until the wine is almost gone. Add the lemon juice over the cutlets  and turn over, lower heat to a simmer and cover with a lid  leaving it slightly ajar to let the steam escape. Simmer 1 minute more.

Remove from pan onto a serving platter and season with a pinch more kosher salt and pepper. Pour the pan juices of the top, add the sliced lemons and sprinkle with capers and fresh parsley. Serve over mashed potatoes.

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  • Yo DiMino Sloan

    I met,you, Cristina when I worked for Pierre Cossette, you came to Pierre’s office in a limo and came into the office in bare feet holding her daughters’ hand. Cristina, you, looked absolutely GOREGEOUS and you still look great. Love your recipes. P.S. I am Italian too…just a little tid-bit..

    • cristina

      Wow, I came to the office in bare feet?! Sounds so 60′s!!! lol! I adored Pierre, such a lovely man. Nice to hear from you!

      • Yolanda DiMino Sloan

        Cristina, It was actually, so 70′s , you looked adorable barefoot, in your levis, with your daughter clinging to you, yes, Pierre was adored by many, Pierre one of the greatest men/bosses I have ever met, as you already know. I will miss Pierre so very much, Pierre was my boss and my friend. He used to call me his little Italian. His son John was just a nice/great as his father. John too passed away a year ago. We have all lost two distinguished and talented gentlemen when we lost Pierre and John Cossette.
        Absolutely love your recipes, not only are you beautiful your a great chef. Your children are beautiful I saw their photos on your website, they grow up too fast, much too fast. Thanx was great to hear from you. Yolanda DiMino Sloan

        • cristina

          Hi Yolanda, so sorry it has taken me this long to contact you. My computer has been crazy and I won’t bother you with details.I think of Pierre and Phoopie from time to time. I adored both of them and of course John was such a great kid and I loved going over there and making pasta for them. I really appreciate you reaching out an thank you for your comments.
          I’m so happy you are enjoying the recipes. Please let me know when you try something. Would love some feed back bad or good! Thanks, talk soon!!
          Big Hug