Friday, July 3, 2009

Missing; One Very Important Camera!

I can not begin to tell you how frustrated I am! I have been missing my camera for almost a week now! I never knew how much I depended on my camera but life just hasn't been the same. I have made a few things and am so upset I coudln't take pictures. I also have pictures on my camera of things I have made that I can't wait to post about but the pictures aren't uploaded onto my computer. So...the search continues! However I do have a recipe to share! I found this picture I took of the chicken piccata dinner I made a while ago. I didn't think it was a great picutre so I never did a post about it, but I am so desperate right now that any picture is better than none!

So Chicken Piccata- this is Ina Gartens recipe and it's wonderful. My husband loves chicken and I always put him in a good mood when I make this. It's very simple and looks very elegant so take a wack at it! You'll love it!

Chicken Piccata by Ina Garten


  • 2 split (1 whole) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • Good olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons), lemon halves reserved
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Sliced lemon, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for serving


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Mix the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a shallow plate. In a second plate, beat the egg and 1/2 tablespoon of water together. Place the bread crumbs on a third plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the flour, shake off the excess, and then dip in the egg and bread crumb mixtures.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium to medium-low heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place them on the sheet pan and allow them to bake for 5 to 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

For the sauce, wipe out the saute pan with a dry paper towel. Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and then add the lemon juice, wine, the reserved lemon halves, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Off the heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and swirl to combine. Discard the lemon halves and serve 1 chicken breast on each plate. Spoon on the sauce and serve with a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.


  1. I hope you find your camera soon! Is that 'smashed' potatoes I see hiding behind the chicken? I loved the ones at Ruby Tuesdays, so I made up some with white cheddar cheese...bliss!
    btw, I love Ina Garten!

  2. This is my favorite recipe for chicken picatta. So flavorful!

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you locating the camera. It's always the last place you look! Heh. ;P