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Sharing authentic Italian recipes entrusted upon me through the privilege of being invited into many Italian homes and kitchen’s abroad. I travel, cook, eat, share, learn and photograph my experiences, a truly soul enriching journey. There are now over 100 recipes on this blog to search from. I am a Melbourne born girl who now resides in Pietrasanta, Italy. Sharing my love for food and all things Italian with you. I am not a professionally trained chef, just a person that really loves cooking and has made my passion my reality! Through talent and drive I now work as a private chef in some of the most prestigious private villa`s here in Tuscany, Italy!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pollo con Capperi e Limone (Chicken with capers and lemon)

Crack open a bottle of crisp white wine, as this dish screams to be enjoyed with a glass or two.  It is also handy that white wine is added to the pan, so it requires the opening of a bottle. Enjoy a glass while standing over the stove, inhaling the zesty aromas? The flavours are light and fresh, and the chicken is sooooooo tender. Another one pot wonder, and it only takes 10-15 minutes to make.  A classic Sicilian dish, with my addition of leek, which I think bulks up the dish and adds a nice flavour.
What you need (serves four people):
two large organic chicken breasts 
one leek
two garlic cloves
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup olive oil
one cup dry white wine
one lemon sliced 
salt and cracked black pepper

How to make:
1: Slice the chicken breasts into half length ways (or three slices depending on the desired thickness)
2: Heat the oil, sliced leek, garlic, and a little salt in a heavy based pan for about 5 minutes or until tender
3: Place the chicken pieces evenly on top of the leek mixture and add white wine, this should almost cover the chicken. Add capers
4: Once the chicken is cooked on one side, turn over and allow to cook through. Top with lemon slices and allow the heat to cook. The chicken should only take five or so minutes each side, depending on the thickness.
5: Squeeze a little fresh lemon on top and serve immediately  

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