Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Chicken Picatta w/ Lemon Pasta- $4.33

A recent comment has sparked my newest Shoestring Recipe..

lilaclady said...

Hi! What are your recipes for the meal that your sister can't eat tomatoes? My son can't eat tomatoes or anything with red dyes & we try to stay away from any dyes , but red the worst reaction. Thanks!

Chicken Picatta

2 chicken breast-1.16
1 cup flour-.08
4 Tbsp veg oil-.10 cents
1 shallot minced-.09 cents
1 garlic clove minced-.02 cents
1 cup chicken broth-.02 ( I used a boullion cube)
1/2 large lemon cut into half moons-.89 cents
1/4 cup lemon juice (from above)
2 tbsp capers-.05
3 tbsp butter chilled (divide into 3) -.23 cents
1 tablespoons dried parsley- .03
(or 2 tbsp fresh)

Note: I could have easily cut corners by getting the lemons for less at Trader Joe's, and the butter at CVS with ECB's, but I was in a hurry... "Haste makes waste"

heat oven to 200 degrees

Pound chicken, season with salt & pepper, dredge in flour.

at med - high heat oil, cook chicken until light brown...about 3 minutes.
transfer to a plate and keep warm in oven.

over med heat Add shallot & garlic to oil, cook until softened
stir in broth and lemon slices.
reduce until slightly syrupy. About 8 min.

Stir in lemon juice, capers, and accumulated chicken juice. Reduce to low, and add butter 1 at a time.

Off the heat add in parsley. Season to taste.

Lemon Pasta-(this freezes great!)

6 oz cooked linguine-.34
1/4 cup fresh parsley- .06
2 1/2 tea minced garlic-.10
2 tea lemon zest- from above ends
1 1/2 tea marjoram-..05
1 tea salt
1/2 tea pepper
2/3 cup white wine - .50 ( you can use chicken broth here if you prefer)
1/2 chicken broth .01 (again, bouillon powder)
1/4 cup olive oil- .60
2 tbsp lemon juice - ( I didn't use fresh here, just the stuff in the back of the fridge)

( this could have been cut by using broth instead of white wine)

Combine in a large bowl.

If you are freezing some, now is the time to put it into a ziploc freezer bag. Add a little cooked chicken or shrimp for a complete meal!

Cook for a few minutes in a skillet on med high heat.

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