Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Zesty Chicken Piccata, September Blog Winner & October Blog Giveaway!

Scroll down near the end of this post to see if you're the winner of my September blog giveaway and to read about THIS MONTH'S giveaway!

I made Chicken Piccata for the first time this week -- yum!  Thought you might want to try this simple, delicious recipe:

Chicken Piccata
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
Additional all purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chicken broth
Fresh parsley for garnish

1. Place chicken between 2 large sheets of waxed paper and pound with mallet until about 1/4-inch thick
2. Sprinkle each side of chicken with salt and pepper
3. Mix 1 tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons flour in small bowl until smooth
4. Place additional flour in shallow baking dish.  Dip chicken into flour to coat; shake off excess.
5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet, then place chicken breasts into skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side
6. Transfer chicken to platter and tent with foil to keep warm
7. Bring wine, lemon juice and broth to boil in the skillet over medium-high heat, scrapping up chicken bits
8. Whisk in butter-flour mixture and boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes
9. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.
10. Serve and enjoy!

(Serving in my "1940's Secret Garden" apron)

Hope you'll try this recipe and like it!

Now, on to the winner of this month's giveaway...
Congratulations to PAULA PARRISH!
Yay Paula!  Paula's comment read:
"WOW, I love your new dress and it looks amazing on you Cindy. I believe that the best of your new dress is that it is handmade by such a talented person. Thanks so much for sharing the information about Kim and her Etsy shop. Smiles, Paula"
Please shoot me an email with your address, Paula, so I can ship your book.

For my October blog giveaway, I found these autumnal-themed kitchen towels:

They're 100% cotton.  The one on the left says, "Pumpkin Fest," and the one on the right says, "Gobble, Gobble."  So cute!

For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog entry, or any of my October entries; each comment counts as one entry so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win - yay!  I'll randomly draw a winner on October 31st.  Good luck!

1 comment:

Paula Parrish said...

Thanks so much, I am so excited to be the winner of last month's giveaway...Smiles, Paula