Saturday, August 18, 2007

Winner of Oh Brother! Recipe Contest

The WINNER of this week's blog recipe contest is CATHY. Please email me at michelebardsley @ (no spaces). You've won a FREE E-BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE. Here is Cathy's winning recipe:

One of my favorite summer time dinners is Chicken Piccata. It is easy and fast and delicious served over spaghetti.

8-10 pieces of chicken tenders (defrosted)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups all purpose flour, for dredging
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup of white wine
1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 lb cooked spaghetti noodles

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.

In a large 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium high heat, melt 4 tablespoons of butter with 4 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. (Adjust time for really thin chicken pieces)

Remove pan from heat and move chicken to a plate.

Reduce heat to medium low and add the lemon juice, stock, wine and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and cooked spaghetti noodles and garnish with parsley.

Next week, we will post another yummy recipe and host another contest for readers. Dig into your boxes and cookbooks and bring out your best! And don't forget to check out our delicious fiction:

THANKS to everyone who made our first Recipe Thursday so much fun!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Michele. I am going to pick Sierra's book, Shifter Sisters:Once Biten, Twice Shy.