Sunday Supper Chicken Picatta #SundaySupper

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 31 comments

in Sunday Supper, Weekday Supper

Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken Picatta Recipe by Cristina Ferrare

I am so honored to be breaking bread this week with one of my favorite Cookbook Authors, Cristina Ferrare. She has inspired me for years with her recipes and love for cooking with her family. Connecting with Cristina has given me an even deeper admiration for her.  She is truly an amazing and gracious woman.  I love that her daughter Alex has the same passion as her Mom. Check out Alex’s Gluten Free Recipes on her website Against The Grain ~ breaking the rules never tasted so sweet.  I couldn’t wait to try Cristina’s Recipe for Sunday Supper Chicken Picatta.

My family has enjoyed Chicken Picatta for Sunday Supper for years and it is still one of our favorites.  The only thing I do different is add 3 cups of Chicken Broth and  I serve it over pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese.  It is amazing!  What can I say, I have a hard time following directions to a recipe…. I always have to add my own touch. I also substitute Tilapia for the Chicken. My daughter Alex, loves it even more when done with Tilapia. This recipe is amazing reheated during the week.  Many times I make double and serve for an easy weeknight meal.

Check out more of Cristina’s fabulous Recipes on Cristina Ferrare Cooks and her Cookbook Big Bowl of Love.  It is a resource you will turn to time and time again with wonderful recipes for the whole family.

Kids Ratings: Alexandra 8 if done with Chicken but 10 if done with Tilapia, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 9, Riley 9.5

Sunday Supper Chicken Picatta
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Organic Chicken Breasts, skinned, boned, and pounded to ¼-inch thickness (your butcher will do this for you if you ask)
  • Kosher salt
  • cracked pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lemon sliced thin
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 cups of Chicken Broth*
  • 1 pound of Pasta of your choice
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Dredge the chicken in the flour.
  2. Heat the oil in a large 12″-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, and saute until golden in color. (Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will taste bitter).) Remove the garlic from the oil and discard. Quickly add as many pieces of the chicken cutlets that will fit into the frying pan and saute 3 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside. Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan and finish sauteing the rest of the cutlets. Place the sautéed chicken cutlets that you have set aside back into the frying pan, (don’t worry about crowding). Add the white wine, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to incorporate any of the small bits that have collected. Cook until the wine is gone. Add the lemon juice over the cutlets and turn over, lower heat to a simmer and cover with a lid leaving it slightly ajar to let the steam escape. Simmer 1 minute more.
  3. Remove from pan onto a serving platter and season with a pinch more kosher salt and pepper. Pour the pan juices of the top, add the sliced lemons and sprinkle with capers and fresh parsley. Serve over mashed potatoes.
  4. * only add Chicken Broth if you would like to serve the Chicken over Pasta in a Picatta Sauce. Isabel's version.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog May 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

Isabel, this looks so good. Chicken picatta is one of my favorite dishes. Happy #SundaySupper, friend.

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina May 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

I am in LOVE with chicken piccata. I can’t wait to try Cristina’s version. Yours looks amazing!

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

Jen you will love it! I promise!

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Liz May 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

Chicken picatta is one of my staple weeknight meals. I love how Cristina added garlic..and I love your suggestion of using fish instead of chicken! Have a lovely #SundaySupper, my friend!!!

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Thank you Liz, I started using Tilapia because my daughter is not crazy about meat… she is not a vegetarian but pretty close… and then we all started loving it made with fish.

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Baker Street May 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

I LOVE chicken picatta! This is one of the recipes I bookmarked to try. Thank you so much for getting us all together for this wonderful event!

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Me too! My family could have this dish every week!

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Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie May 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love the “kids’ ratings” – that is such a cute touch. My son’s rating was “burp”. LOL This looks wonderful!

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm

The funny thing is…. our family has been rating our meals for years… so now when we sit down to eat, my kids automatically rate the meal!

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Katherine Martinelli May 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Yum! Chicken picatta is a favorite of mine and this version looks amazing. So excited to be participating in my first #SundaySupper! Thanks for hosting :-)

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Sasha May 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Will definitely have to give this a try – I bought capers for a recipe a few weeks ago, and promptly lost the recipe! But I’ve always wanted to try them.

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Let me know how it turns out when you do Sasha!

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Rachel May 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Silly question: “Add the garlic, and saute until golden in color. (Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will taste bitter).) Remove the garlic from the oil and discard.” Discard the oil or discard the garlic?

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FamilyFoodie May 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Rachel, Thanks for taking the time to comment. This is so helpful and will help me in the future when writing recipes. Discard the Garlic.

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 21, 2012 at 1:20 am

Chicken piccata is one of my favorite dishes. What a perfect Sunday supper meal.

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FamilyFoodie May 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thank you! It really is that good! I am in love with your blog name… it cracks me up every time…very clever!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal May 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

I love chicken piccata. I don’t know why I never thought to do grouper or any type of white flaky fish piccata, will be trying it soon!

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FamilyFoodie May 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Lane ~ you must try it! Delish!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife May 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I have Chicken piccata in Disney world for the 1st time back in march and it quickly became one of my favorite dishes! I can’t wait to try this!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife May 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

*had not have lol

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FamilyFoodie May 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Oh my goodness Angie! If you like fish try it with Tilapia or Grouper… soooo good!

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Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) May 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

i love chicken picatta, and it has been way too long since I’ve had it – will definitely have to try this sometime soon!

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FamilyFoodie May 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Jenn~ let me know how it turns out!

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Conni @MrsMamaHen May 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am SO drooling over all of these #SundaySupper posts!!! This was such a fun event, thank you for organizing this!

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Michelle January 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I tried to make this recipe but the directions are incorrect so I had to improvise… When do I add the 3 cups of chicken broth?

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FamilyFoodie January 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

Hi Michelle,
I only add the Chicken Broth at the end and simmer if you want extra sauce to serve over your pasta.
Let me know how it turns out!
Isabel

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CarolynDDoyle June 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Love chicken picatta, this sounds very doable for a family supper, too!

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FamilyFoodie June 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Thanks so much Carolyn! Let me know if you try it.

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Peter @Feed Your Soul Too November 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I was looking for chicken picatta recipes and came across yours. looks great.

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FamilyFoodie November 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks so much Peter. Let me know how yours turns out.

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