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Chicken Cutlets w/ Parsley & Capers

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of a beggar...
Oh, he likes to pretend that it's just a normal day.  That he didn't just languidly stretch and saunter his way onto the chair.  Never mind the fact that a warm plate of chicken was just placed on the table that he now rests his chin on.  It's just another day.  Oh yes, he would like you to believe that he always rests his chin on the table by creating a diversion: looking the exact opposite way of said plate of chicken.  Just chillin'.  Nope.  Nothing to see here.  Just one of the many ways he earns his name Beggy McBeggerson.  Of course, some days he's Pukey McPukerson or Pissy McPisserson, but we won't get into that right now...

But you, too, may be tempted to beg if you smelled savory chicken with hints of lemon and capers.  It's simple, but it's divine.
Chicken Cutlet w/ Parsley & Capers
adapted from Apples for Jam
serves 1

1 large chicken breast, sliced horizontally lengthwise into thirds
~4 Tbs. all-purpose flour
olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled & smashed
salt & freshly ground pepper
juice of half a lemon
1½ Tbs. capers, chopped
3 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped

Pat both sides of chicken dry with paper towels, then dredge lightly in flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.  Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat with the garlic clove.  Add chicken and saute until lightly golden on one side, then flip and repeat.  They are very thin, so they will cook quickly.  Remove the chicken to a warm plate and add lemon juice, capers and half of the parsley to the pan with a few tablespoons of hot water; let it bubble for a minute or two.  Mix in remaining parsley, then pour over the chicken and serve.  Quick and full of flavor!
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38 comments

  1. Capers and lemon literally make my mouth water.  Chicken piccata is one of my favorite dishes because of that fact and this recipe would as well.

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  2. Oh my goodness how cute is he :) Lovely chicken recipe, I adore capers with citrus :) 

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  3. ChocolateandcroissantsDecember 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    I would let him beg at my table any day.

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  4. Your cat is too cute.  My boyfriend's cat just jumps on the table as she pleases when we're eating.  I don't  her on the table, it's when she starts sticking her nose in my food that bothers me- especially because she sheds so much her hair starts falling in my meal!  I'm still not sure how I feel about capers-I don't hate them but not sure if I like them, but that chicken in the picture looks too good not to try.

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  5. This is one of my favorite chicken dinners ever, so simple and classic.  Love the picture of your kitty cat! 

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  6. I have a beggar in my family too! He's anything but subtle. Yours is a real cutie! And the chicken - divine! It would bring my entire house to the kitchen. Plain old delicious!

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  7. Please tell me you did NOT resist that face!  I hope he got a big helping of that wonderful chicken :)

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  8. I love capers, could not even stand their smell when I was preggo, lol, great dish!

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  9. Too funny!  Love your cat names....
    Your dish looks so good!  Great pic for 
    the potluck....

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  10. Beggy Mcbee? lol He is very handsome, though! Thanks for the chicken cutlets recipe, I hadnt ever tried them with capers. looks delish and sounds like a future dinner dish.

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  11. Haha love your cat, and your chicken cutlets to!

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  12. your cat reminds me of garfield :), chicken looks delicious, nice and simple

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  13. oh this had me giggling!  i miss having kitties.  as you said though, i don't blame him to be begging, i would be too!  YUM!

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  14. Oh! Heather! You have such a lovely cat. And this is from someone that it is not to much into cats since I prefer dogs. But he is so cute in that picture.  He must be in his hat of Cutie Mccute. :)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe it looks so easy for those days when we are in a hurry. Like almost everyday.

    Mely

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  15. What a cute little face. Doesn't it deserve a little bite?! This has my favorite ingredients. Great pick! ;-)

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  16. Your choice is great...that looks really wonderful.  Thanks for the fun with your kitty.  We lost our 16 year old cat last January and I have been so lonely for her, it's always fun to see cat photos...makes me smile.  I might be ready for another kitty sooner rather than later...yours is adorable.

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  17. This looks like it is one of those recipes that could easily become a staple dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a cute kitty! I have a Beggy McBeggerson, aka Poopy McPooerson aka Stealy McStealerson. But who can blame him? This chicken really does sound yummy!

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  19. Natashya Kitchen PuppiesDecember 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Beautiful kitty! I'd beg for some of that chicken too. Still will, if there's any left! :-)

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  20. Just call me Beggy McBeggerson from now on Heather:D

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  21. Love that cute little face! He looks like he is planning some kind of move that includes chicken. I certainly would be tempted by that beautiful plate of chicken too.

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  22. LOL I love this Girlie...and one of my favorite dishes! I love cats, but with asthma and allergies it has to be from a distance :(  so cute!

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  23. Haha! Love it ... the kitty and the chicken!

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  24. Parsley capers? So unique and great!

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  25. That's one smart cat! and some great looking chicken. Loving the new blog look too...
    Take care..

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  26. Awww...love the kitty. :) That is so typical! The chicken looks wonderful- I'm always looking for new ways to prepare the humble clucker.

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  27. Yep, I would lay my cute face down on that counter too...hoping for a taste

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  28. That is a sly looking face, in a cute way! 
    Your chicken dish looks so delicious! I'm be bookmarking this to try! Thank you! 

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  29. LOL at "Beggy McBeggerson" and also Pissy McPisserson, what a hoot. The chicken looks delish, I can smell it now... have to try this!

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  30. Aww cutey! My parents dog is Pukey McPukerson right now.  Sigh. 

    Capers and parsley are two magical things, especially when together.  Love the sound of this!

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  31. Awww...just look at that face. They are so good at giving us the" look", but I have to watch that I don't trip over him (my dog). If we believe the  "look" they tell us that they have not been feed in over a week!

    The chicken looks mighty fine, I might have to try giving you the "look" to see if I can get any! :)

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  32. Haha... what a character Beggy McB is! I love capers - this sounds delish!

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  33. This is one of my favorite dishes and I make it often.  Easy and yummy.  I love that little beggar!  Great photo.  :)

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  34. Awww...he's so cute. We call our cat Fatty McFatty.

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  35. LOL...that beggar reminds me of my Coco...the chicken looks so tasty!

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  36. I love your cat!  I can see exactly why he was eying up the chicken.   It looks lovely.

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  37. He's so beautiful! This dish sounds fabulous - and fortunately I wouldn't have to share it with Urchin, she doesn't like people food!

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  38. I know that face!  You cracked me up.  What is it about chicken above all other things that animals love.  My dogs come running the minute I put my hand on chicken, raw or cooked, in the fridge.  How can they know???
    This is my kind of recipe, I love the spare ingredient list, but still it has strong flavors, this is a winner.

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