Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata

3 large lemons, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb)

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp capers

1. Cut 4 thin lemon slices from half of 1 lemon; squeeze juice from remaining lemons. Coat chicken with mayo, then crumbs.

2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes. Turn; cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until chicken is golden brown on both sides and done. Transfer chicken to platter; sprinkle with parsley. Cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe any crumbs from skillet with paper towel.

3. Add lemon juice and broth to skillet; cook on medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally. Add butter, lemon slices and capers; cook and stir on low heat 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted and lemons are heated through. Serve over chicken. 

Serves 4. 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Zesty Calzone

1 tube (13.8oz) refrigerated pizza crust
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
8 thin slices deli ham
8 thin slices hard salami
1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
tomato sauce

1. Preheat oven to 425. In a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, pat dough into a 13-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese to within 1/2 inch of edges.

2. On half of the dough, layer the ham, salami, roasted pepper and tomato to within 1 inch of edges. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Cut slits in top. Brush with melted butter.

3. Bake for 20-22 minutes or golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut in half. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.

Serves 2.

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I find recipes everywhere. Online. In magazines. In cookbooks. On the back of boxes. After a while, it got difficult to remember where I found (or stashed) a particular recipe when I wanted to make it a second time. With the goal of wrangling them all in one coherent location that was easy to find and navigate--along with multiple requests from friends for this recipe or that one--this blog was born.

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