Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms and Artichokes
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs mushrooms, sliced
  • 12 oz artichoke hearts - frozen or canned
  • 3 oz pancetta
  • 2 Tbs capers
  • 2 chicken breasts, butterflied if needed, and pounded thin
  • 3-4 tbs flour for dredging the chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs avocado/grapeseed oil for frying the chicken + 2 tbs for sauteing the mushrooms
  • For the lemon butter sauce:
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbs white wine
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 3 tbs butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan on the stove top, and add the pancetta - cook until browned and crisp.
  2. To the same pan, add the mushrooms, and 1 tbs of oil if needed. Season with salt and black pepper, and saute until mushrooms are fully cooked - about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Slice the artichoke hearts into quarters and add to the pan with the mushrooms.
  4. Add the capers, and cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Butterfly the chicken breasts if they are quite thick, or simply pound them to flatten to ¼ inch thickness. (I like to put the chicken in a zip lock, one piece at a time, and completely seal it, before I flatten it with a meat mallet). Cut the flattened chicken into smaller pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and dredge in flour lightly.
  6. In another pan, heat the remaining 2 tbs of oil, and fry the chicken pieces, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add cooked chicken to the mushrooms and artichokes.
  7. Make the sauce by heating the lemon juice and white wine, and boil until reduced by a third.
  8. Add cream and cook until slightly thickened. Mix 1 tsp corn starch with a bit of chicken broth, to remove lumps, and add to the pan, with the remaining chicken broth. Cook until sauce thickens.
  9. Add butter to the sauce slowly incorporating it, by whisking. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. If too sour, add more chicken broth and corn starch.

 

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