Drunk Cooking with the Suz: Chicken Piccata, Green Beans, Egg Noodles…

Last night i made epic dinner with Miss Fawn, which was followed by ecstatic burlesque costume doodling and rolling around on the floor in plumes of tulle. It was most lovely.

Chicken Piccata

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock preferably homemade
  • white cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
  • Thin slices lemon and chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

Sprinkle a small amount of water on a large sheet of plastic wrap. Place 2 of the breast halves on top of the plastic and sprinkle again with water. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and pound the shit out of that chicken’s breasts until about ¼ inch thick. Repeat with the remaining 2 breast halves.

Mix the flour with the salt and pepper in a shallow plate. Heat half the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Working in 2 batches, place the chicken in the flour mixture and turn to coat on all sides. Shake off the excess flour and add to the skillet. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate or platter and cover loosely with foil. Repeat with the remaining oil and chicken.

Pour off the fat from the skillet and return the skillet to the heat. Add the chicken stock, wine, and lemon juice. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring to pick up any browned bits in the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer, turning often, until warmed through and the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and more wine. Season with salt and pepper and heat just until the butter has melted. Serve on warmed plates with a spoonful of the skillet sauce, topped with lemon slices and parsley.

(thank you cookstr!)

Green Beans

Steamed with paprika and Braag’s Sauce. Might have added some white cooking wine.

Egg Noodles

boiled, easy peasy. Served with sauce made of butter, parmesan cheese, and white cooking wine. (Can you see a trend here?)

So! 8 dark ‘n stormys and half a bottle of cooking wine later, stuffed full of tasty, moist chicken, green beans, slurpy egg noodles, fresh sunflower loaf, and goat gouda, Fawn and I got to doodling some fantastic costume ideas for my next burlesque number. Watch out world, Laika Fox will soon burn away her false self and rise again!!!

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