Another one of those easy ‘after-working-all-day’ dinners. Chicken Piccata can be prepared in almost the time it takes to bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta.
Rather than use the traditional capers in the piccata I always add green peppercorns. I prefer dried green peppercorns rather than the kind that are brined. I just soak the peppercorns in a little hot chicken broth before adding to the sauce.
Veal or Chicken Piccata
Edited March 2012
4 veal scallopini, pounded thin
Or Substitute boneless Chicken Breasts or Pork tenderloin for for the Veal
(also works well with Halibut)
flour seasoned with salt and pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons butter
1 to 2 teaspoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
juice of one lemon
Capers or Green Peppercorns
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
Bring Chicken broth to a boil and add peppercorns if using. Allow to
sit for 10 or 15 minutes to soften.
Heat oil in Skillet.
Dip veal into seasoned flour and saute one or two at a time, quickly
on each side.
Remove from pan.
Heat tablespoon butter, 1 to 2 teaspoons flour, cook for a couple of
minutes. (Do not brown), add minced garlic. Add chicken broth with
peppercorns and simmer until reduced. Add lemon zest and lemon
juice. Place the meat back into pan and simmer until reheated.
If using capers instead of peppercorns, add now.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley
Serve with either a side of pasta or with potatoes and vegetables.