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Brown Butter Chicken Piccata with Sage

One of my favorite dishes! Very easy to make and the fried sage leaves are a pretty garnish.

Brown Butter Chicken Piccata with SageIngredients:
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 breasts if small) - sliced in half horizontally
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup panko
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • 4 – 6 T butter – divided
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves - chopped
  • ¼ cup capers – chopped
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ -½ tsp chili flakes
  • 2 - 4 T fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish - Lemon slices
  • Steamed rice

Have all ingredients ready as this is quite a fast dish to prepare.

Slice chicken, salt and pepper both sides, set aside on a plate. Place panko on a plate. Press both sides of each piece of chicken into the panko. Set aside.

Prepare the steamed rice. Fry sage leaves in hot oil and set aside to use as your garnish.

In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 T olive oil over medium heat. When hot, cook 2-3 pieces of chicken at a time until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Make sure not to over crowd the chicken when cooking. You can add more oil to the pan as needed. Set chicken aside on a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel to remove excess crumbs. Heat skillet over medium heat and add 2 T olive oil and 2 T butter, cut into cubes. When hot, add the garlic and capers, cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the broth, wine, Dijon and chili flakes. Simmer and reduce for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 T butter (or more if you want the sauce thicker) and lemon juice. Cook for a few minutes then taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve chicken with rice and sauce. Garnish with lemon slices and crispy sage. Serves 4.

Serve with:

Kunde Family Winery Reserve Chardonnay and/or Syrah

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