Friday, June 25, 2010

Chicken Piccata






I used Giada's Chicken Piccata recipe last night and it was fabulous! I had never made chicken piccata before and it turned out perfectly although I didn't think the pictures quite did it justice. Giada's cookbooks have become my go-to for fresh, easy Italian meals. I also roasted some potatoes and made Broccoli slaw with toasted almonds (one of the few ways I can get Gabe to eat broccoli). I used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but substitute broccoli for the zucchini. I would probably love it with zucchini too, but the fist time I was buying the ingredients to make it, I accidentally bought broccoli instead. We loved it so much, I just stuck with it. What are your favorite cookbooks for weeknight dinners?

38 comments:

Krystal said...

you always post the best foods :)

Katie said...

Oh that looks great! I have a couple of cookbooks from a series called "Calling all Cooks", it's really popular in the south. It has a ton of easy go-to meals so I love them!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Yummy! Glad that Gabe likes it too. Wish I could give you some cookbook ideas, my husband would love that too. I need to start cooking more in the kitchen. :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

love me some piccatta - u know i actually ask for capers on pretty much anything - i love those green things!

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Diana Mieczan said...

I have to give this a try...I love Smitten Kitchen and I often use it for my cooking...Or better say for Balazs' cooking...He loves creatind meals for us:)
Happy Friday, sweetie

Krystal said...

thanks! yah that cardigan is pretty, but not the price! we will have to keep searching :)

style'n said...

I just love the pics of your hubby eating the food.

Nathalie said...

yummi dish!! :)
*Nathalie

Josie said...

This looks SPECTACULAR. I love Giada! Her homemade pasta recipe is one of my favorites.
xo Josie
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Cafe Fashionista said...

Mmmm...that looks amazing. I really love Rachael Ray's cookbooks for weeknight dinners - fast and easy! :)

Lisa Griffin said...

yummmmd that looks so delicious! giada is my go to also, and sometimes ellie krieber if i'm feeling healthy
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Jammer said...

Mmmm one of my favorite chicken dishes...how did you season your potatoes? They look so good!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh YUM!

Marcie said...

I love the action shots you do of Gabe eating! I need to rope Jimmy into that. This looks delicious! I am alwasy looking for good chicken recipes.

Have a great weekend!
Marcie

this free bird said...

Val - you make the dinner and I'll bring the dessert (and Marcie too - hell-ooooo did you see those cupcakes?)

This chicken looks great! I think Gabe thinks so too - so fun that you guys are in this together!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Any plans? I'm looking forward to a whole lot of naps!
-Carrie

Trish said...

Hey sweet Valerie! This looks amazing, I really am going to try it, promise to let you know my hubby's reaction! Enjoy your weekend, hugs to you! xox

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Mmmmmm! That looks delish! And I love the action shot of hubby, he loved it I'm assuming?? Hugs, lady!

Destined For Now said...

Ah I love Giada! And that looks delicious. I know how you feel though about wishing your food pics did the food justice.

Nikki said...

This is one of my favorite meals. Yours looks incredible!

Xx
Nikki

SogniSorrisi said...

Looks great! I have had luck with Martha recipes as well as David Racco and Nick Stellino.

this free bird said...

between a chef, a doctor and a couple of fashion girls we really have it pretty good *wink*

have a great weekend. i'm really hungry for this chicken right now. argh.

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh! That looks so goooood. I've used Giada's marinara recipe--it's uhhmazing.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Gabriel said...

So Delicious!

hiyaluv said...

wow looks great! i love the last picture!!! it gave me a chuckle!
smiles,
gina

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Mmm this looks wonderful! I love capers!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so good!:D I love Giada's recipes too!:D

Have a great weekend, Valerie!:D

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Erica said...

Valerie, this looks wonderful! How do you make your potatoes? They look super yummy ; )

Lindsey said...

oh wow, this looks delish!!

Sootjeelina said...

It looks so good!
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xoxo Sootjeelina <3

The Zhush said...

I think I need to make this...it looks so good!

Torrie said...

I've made this before and I love it- healthy and really simple! I definitely share the love regarding Giada. I have all of her cookbooks. Another one of my favorites for quick, healthy weeknight meals is Mark Bittman.

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhh yeah. I wanna come over! That looks amazing!

Shelley Ann said...

that looks absolutely delicious!! i wish i could cook something like that!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Valerie, that looks incredible. Now, I don't eat meat, but I occasionally bake it for others. This looks like something I'll be trying!

g e o r g i a ~ g i g i said...

Yummy! Broccoli slaw looks really good too!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend friend! :)
I made steak and green beans tonight, I am not much of a cook, but I did my best!

B a la Moda said...

Umm, it looks delicious.


xoxo
B* a la Moda

Nicole said...

I LOVE Giada and make her recipes a lot . . . she has the best stuff!!

Nina said...

yum, im gonna have to try this, husband hates broccoli too! lol

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