Joy Philbin's Chicken Piccata

"Easy, quick and elegant--the first recipe their daughter asked for when she was getting married - for everyday dinners or for company, too"
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  • Place the chicken cutlets between 2 sheets of brown paper (or wax paper or saran wrap) and pound until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off the excess flour.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, add the butter and sauté the cutlets for 3 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
  • Remove cutlets to drain on paper towels and keep them warm.
  • Add white wine to deglaze the pan.
  • Then add lemon juice.
  • Then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add some flour, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if desired, to thicken the sauce.
  • Add capers (you can add more capers if you like them - or leave them out if you don't).
  • Spoon sauce over chicken cutlets arranged on a place.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and twists of sliced lemon on top.

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  1. i saw Joy make this on TV yesterday and made it for dinner before i went to work. really rich and delicious, the end result does not reflect how easy it was to make. a true 10 star recipe. easy enough for everyday, but definitely good enough for company.


56, an Army brat who has lived in 20 different locations [born in germany, went to kindergarten in japan] including new york city, palo alto CA, maine, georgia, chicago, after growing up in small-town kansas... have some fabulous recipes from well-traveled army people... recently started adding just a splash of bourbon or brandy to real maple syrup - and it really gives french toast or pancakes a special, more sophisticated flavor... a friend jokes that bourbon is my new "secret ingredient" that i'll be adding to everything - it's not true but i'm telling you - you should try it! it's really very good [for adults, anyway] sugarpea's apple pancake recipe is a deadringer for Walker Brothers Pancake House in north shore Chicago - i've searchd for this for 34 years - and it's easy as well as To Die For!!! the Dutch Baby pancake is a huge seller there too - with the same gooey comfort-food but elegant batter... also if you search for lettuce wrap - the 2 recipes for PF Chang's come up... this is also SO GOOD, truly a memorable entree... for cookbooks: With a Jug of Wine, More Recipes With a Jug of Wine were written by the San Francisco Chronicle food writer decades ago - and most everything in them is superb - and i learned a lot as a new cook, young wife, from reading through them in the late 1970s... i got a [very French] sense of food as a way of life
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