Friday, December 21, 2012

Chicken Scallopini and a Christmas Chow Chow

My mama wanted to make me look like a reindeer.

But I think I look like a brown winged angel.

And I think I can fly!

The Blog Tech and his girlfriend requested some food.  They have been shorted since I have been doing so much Christmas baking.  So I got up earlier than usual and made them a bunch of food.  Of course, I forgot to take photos of some of it.  I made them Swedish meatballs with gravy and mashed potatoes.  And I made this rice pilaf with chicken scallopini.

This is really easy to make and quite delicious.  First, you pound out the chicken.  I place it between plastic wrap and beat the crap out of it with a rolling pin.

I pound it pretty thin.

Then zest and juice 2 lemons and dice about 6 garlic cloves.

Melt some butter in a skillet.

Dip the chicken in seasoned flour to lightly coat it.

Saute' it in the butter until it begins to brown.

Place it in a baking dish.

Melt a bit more butter in the same skillet and add the garlic and the lemon zest.  Stir it around a little.

Add some capers, the juice from the 2 lemons, some S&P and a bit of white wine.  Then add a couple tablespoons of cream.

Ladle the sauce over the chicken.

I served it with a mushroom rice pilaf but it would be good over angel hair pasta too.