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Down-Home Blue Plate Special


(served with Red-skinned Smashed Potatoes, and Corn and Pepper Medley)

2 skinless and boneless CHICKEN BREASTS, butterflied and then cut in half
All-purpose FLOUR, for dredging
6 Tbsp. BUTTER
1/3 c. fresh LEMON JUICE
1/4 c. CAPERS, rinsed
1/3 c. fresh FLAT LEAF 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 2 pieces of 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 other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner.
Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.

Into the pan 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. Remove chicken to platter.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.

My husband made this for me last night. It is one of my favorite chicken recipes and he makes it often.
This recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis (from the Food Network)... and what man does not adore Giada and her cooking.

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