In celebration of Mother’s Day, I have a simple, tasty recipe for you to help answer that tiresome question, “What’s for dinner?” My friend Michelle shared this recipe with me the other day while we were watching our boys at swim practice. The flavor is full enough to satisfy the sophisticated pallets of our husbands and mild enough for all of our kids to ask for seconds. She recommends doubling the entire recipe & I full-heartedly agree. Although the Food Network summary states this recipe serves 4, doubling the recipe is more accurate for a family of 4 (especially if you have a growing boy who acts like you starve him to death between the 4 meals you already serve him daily!).
|4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and ground black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, quartered
1/4 cup drained capers
1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
1/2 cup frozen lima beans Place chicken in zip-top bags and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/4-inch thick. Remove chicken from bag and season all over with salt and black pepper. In a shallow dish (or plastic bag), combine flour, lemon zest, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat. Remove chicken from flour mixture and shake off excess flour.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Add lemon juice, wine and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens. Add artichoke hearts and capers and simmer 1 minute to heat through.
Cook rice according to package directions, adding lima beans at the beginning of cooking process. Serve chicken and sauce with rice.