Father's Day

Chicken Picatta

September 22, 2018
Photo by Dash of Amy
Author Notes

Parmesan crusted chicken breasts cooked to perfection, and served on a bed of thin spaghetti, and topped off with a zesty lemon butter sauce. —Dash of Amy

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 5
Ingredients
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons organic half and half
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter
  • 16 ounces package thin spaghetti, cooked & strained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon Butter Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons organic butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups organic chicken broth
  • 3 large lemons, juiced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Get 3 plates, and place the flour on one, the eggs and half and half on one, and the Parmesan on the last one.
  2. Using a fork dip both sides of the chicken in flour first, then egg mixture, then coat well with Parmesan cheese. Set on a plate.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tbsp butter, and 1 tbsp olive oil; add the chicken, sprinkle evenly with 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper.
  4. Cook until the chicken is crispy and golden, about 5 minutes, then flip it and cook the other side another 5 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate.
  5. Wipe out the skillet with paper towels, then melt the 6 tbsp of butter, and crush the garlic in it. Cook one minute being careful not to burn it.
  6. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, 1 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Then add the corn starch, and bring to a boil constantly stirring to break up the clumps.
  7. Once the corn starch is dissolved, and sauce is bubbly, strain it into a medium saucepan using a fine mesh strainer.
  8. Add the chopped basil leaves and mix well. Keep the sauce warm on the stove until ready to serve.
  9. To serve, place a heaping spoonful of spaghetti onto a plate, top with a piece of the chicken, and then a ladle or two of the sauce. (A little sauce goes a long way)
  10. Sprinkle the top with fresh Parmesan cheese, and serve right away.
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