Amy Carter from Sarah's Place stops by to make Chicken Piccata
1 ½ lb Boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts
2 tbsp Graded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Tbsp Butter
½ C White Wine or Chicken Stock
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
¼ C Chopped Parsley (fresh if available)
Cut the chicken breast halves horizontally, butterflying them open. If the breast pieces you are working with are large, you may want to cut them each into two pieces. If the pieces are still thick after butterflying, put them between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness.
Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan. Rinse the chicken pieces in water. Dredge them thoroughly in the flour mixture, until well coated.
Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add half of the chicken pieces, do not crowd the pan. Brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate. Cook the other breasts in the same manner, remove from pan. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce
Add the chicken stock (or white wine)and lemon juice to the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up the browned bits. Reduce the sauce by half. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Plate the chicken and serve with the sauce poured over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.