In creative and experienced hands, simple ingredients can be transformed into the tastiest of dishes, as illustrated in this recipe from Julia Deane of Culinary Works. Follow her expert guidance to create this elegant and delicious entrée right at home.
2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half and pounded 1/2 inch thin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
All purpose flour for dredging
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 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. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the additional chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate. Pour off majority of excess fat and discard. Add the lemon juice, stock 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. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of cold butter to sauce with parsley and whisk vigorously. Serves 4.