This week's Foodie Fans of the Pioneer Woman challenge was to pick a recipe from the "Cowgirl Food" section of the website. I chose chicken scallopine and, WOW, it was good! This is my favorite recipe from the challenge so far. This is basically a kicked-up chicken piccata with mushrooms and cream. I only made two chicken breasts but kept the sauce the same (we love the sauce). I also used chicken broth instead of wine. I don't like to waste my wine on cooking - the true sign of a wino! I will add this to our rotation - it was that good!
adapted from The Pioneer Woman
1/3 pound Linguine
2 whole Boneless, Skinless, Trimmed Chicken Breasts
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
12 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Sliced Thin
1 cup Dry White Wine (I used chicken broth)
Chicken Broth (optional)
1 whole Lemon
½ cups Heavy Cream (I used Half-and-Half)
1 teaspoon (heaping) Capers
Chopped Fresh Italian Parsley
Parmesan Cheese, For Topping
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Flatten chicken breasts to uniform thickness. Salt and pepper both sides, then dredge in flour. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken breasts until golden brown. Remove to a plate and set aside.
Throw mushrooms into the pan and stir. Immediately pour in wine and chicken broth (optional), and then squeeze juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon. Stir to deglaze the pan, and then cook vigorously for 1 minute, until sauce reduces.
Pour in cream and stir, then add capers and parsley and stir. Turn off heat. Stir and add salt and pepper to taste. Don’t under salt!
Place pasta and chicken on a platter and top with every last drop of sauce. Generously sprinkle Parmesan Cheese over the top.