March 31, 2018

Easy Chicken Piccata

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Let’s talk quick, easy week night dinners. There are pantry staples I make sure I have on hand weekly and my easy chicken piccata happens to check all the boxes for that criteria. Pasta, Capers, and of course Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All can help make amazing cuisine, but I believe starting out with an amazing foundation for cooking, like quality olive oil is mission critical for my recipe success.

How much do you know about the olive oil in your pantry right now? There are lots of places you can get your Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but Flavor Your Life wants you be in the know about European EVOO. The Flavor Your Life campaign, supported by the European Union, Unaprol, and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news on European Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Who knew there was so much information about European Olive Oil? As an consumer here in the United States, it’s so important to understand the rich history of products dating back centuries, which will make your food taste amazing!

What’s so Different About European EVOO?

According to Flavor Your Life, it’s all about the flavor.

This particular recipe, I used Zucchi EVOO which I found at my local grocer, but you can use EVOO for so many recipes. You can get a little inspiration on the Flavor for Life Recipe page.

EVOO Did you know…

Try a European EVOO for your next dish, and you’ll be able to tell the difference right away! I sure did with this easy week night dinner.

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Easy Chicken Piccata
Easy and Delicious Chicken Piccata. Perfect for week night meals.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Instructions
  1. If using chicken breast, cut to butterfly chicken breast for 2 long pieces. Use a meat mallet and pound to quarter inch thickness. You want them thin! Season with salt and pepper and lightly coat in flour. Heat heavy bottom pan with 2 TBSP EVOO and Butter until golden on each size. Approx 3-4 mins. Remove chicken and repeat until all chicken is done. Keep chicken warm under foil or in oven.
  2. In a pot prepare 1 lb angel a hair pasta as directed on box. Typically 5-7 minutes till al dente
  3. Add 1 TBSP of Butter to pan and whisk 1 TBSP of flour to make a roux. Add wine and chicken stock, lemon juice and bring to boil. Add capers, lemon zest, parsley and last TBSP of butter to give the sauce shine.
  4. Plate the dish with angel hair pasta on the bottom, 2 chicken pieces and then sauce on top. Garnish with parsley and lemon. Enjoy!
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