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Dinner

Chicken Scaloppini with Grilled Asparagus
By Serves 6

Pounding the chicken not only makes it more tender and cook faster, but also creates an even thickness, thus even cooking.

Prep Time: 10m
Cook Time: 10m

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Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. 2½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. ½ cup all purpose flour
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 2 whole garlic cloves
  5. 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  6. 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  7. 2 tbsp capers
  8. 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  9. 1 lb asparagus
  10. 1 tsp olive oil

You may also need:

A Pot, Grill, Plate, Skillet, Spoon

Step 1:

Pat chicken dry and place between two sheets of plastic wrap.


Step 2:

Beat chicken with a meat mallet or rolling pin to ¼ thickness.


Step 3:

Season with salt and pepper.


Step 4:

Dredge half of chicken in flour, shaking off excess.


Step 5:

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté chicken until browned on both sides and just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.


Step 6:

Transfer to a platter and keep warm, covered.


Step 7:

Dredge and sauté remaining chicken with another 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in same manner.


Step 8:

Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet and cook garlic over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant (about 30 seconds).


Step 9:

Add broth and deglaze over moderately high heat, scraping up brown bits.


Step 10:

Boil until broth is reduced to about 3/4 cup about 10-15 minutes.


Step 11:

While sauce is reducing grill asparagus. Toss asparagus with olive oil and place on medium hot grill for 3-5 minutes turning every 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and keep warm.


Step 12:

In the reduced sauce, stir in lemon juice, capers, parsley, and salt and pepper.


Step 13:

Return chicken to skillet with any juices on platter and simmer until heated through (about 1 minute).


Step 14:

Plate chicken and top with grilled asparagus. Drizzle caper sauce over chicken and serve.


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