Thursday, November 13, 2008

Warm Chopped Chicken Picatta Spinach Salad

Cook Time: 15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


* 1 pound chicken breast cutlets, 6 pieces
* Salt and pepper
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 3 turns of the pan
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 2 shallots, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped
* 3 tablespoons capers, chopped
* 1/2 cup dry white wine
* 1 lemon, juiced
* 2 pounds triple washed spinach, stems discarded, leaves coarsely chopped


Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large
nonstick skillet with 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of
the pan, over medium-high heat. When oil ripples, add chicken and cook
3 minutes on each side then remove and let meat rest and cool.

To the same skillet, add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1
turn of the pan, and the butter. Melt butter into extra-virgin olive
oil and add the shallots, garlic and capers. Saute 5 minutes then add
white wine and reduce 30 seconds. Next, add the juice of 1 lemon and
immediately add the spinach - mound up the pan. You will not be able
to fit it all in there. Keep turning the spinach and wilting it down
until you get it all in there then turn the heat off. Keep some leaves
still a bit crisp to vary textures in your salad. Season the spinach
with salt and pepper. Chop chicken into little bits and add to the
warm salad. Toss to distribute and serve.


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