Friday, March 25, 2011

Chicken Picatta

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and cut in half
breadcrumbs/Parmesan cheese (or a mixture for dredging)
3 Tbs butter
6 Tbs olive oil
Lemon Pepper & salt (to taste)
2 cans chicken broth
1/2 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
8 oz. Uncooked pasta OR 1 c. rice
1 lemon
1 - 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz) quartered artichoke hearts drained
1/4 c. capers, drained and rinsed
Chopped fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Season chicken with salt and lemon pepper, dredge in breadcrumbs/Parmesan, and shake off any excess.  Melt butter with olive oil; when it starts to sizzle add two pieces chicken and cook for 3 minutes on each side.  Repeat with remaining two pieces of chicken.  Set aside for later.

Dump out soiled butter/oil mixture and add chopped onion and garlic to large skillet (add more oil if needed).  When onions are soft, pour chicken broth into skillet and heat until comes to a boil.  Add pasta/rice (if using long noodles, break into smaller pieces) to the broth mixture and cook uncovered 7-8 minutes until tender (for pasta) or covered for rice (for cook time, follow the guidelines on your rice package).

Zest lemon rind and then juice lemon to measure at least 2 T (you can add up to 1/3 c. of the lemon juice if you like it more lemony).   Add zest, lemon juice and cream cheese to skillet, stir until cream cheese is fully incorporated.  Add chicken and artichokes to skillet.  Cook covered, 1-2 minutes or until heated through. 

Remove from skillet, add capers (optional) and garnish with  parsley, more Parmesan cheese, or both!

Recipe adapted from my good friend, Julie (one of my very favorite people to work with!)


  1. This looks delicious! I want to eat it right now for breakfast!

  2. That looks so yummy! Especially with the artichoke hearts. I'm going to have to try it!


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