Chicken Piccata and Roasted Squash

What to do for dinner? I had some fresh squash sitting on my counter, so I decided to pop it in the oven. I looked up this recipe for chicken piccata and decided that it sounded like a good main dish to go with the squash. The meal turned out tasty. I love when I take the time to cook. I wish that I would spend a little more time doing it. Well here are the recipes. Enjoy!

Chicken Piccata

4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons butter divided
2 tablespoons olive oil divided
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup white wine
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Roasted Squash

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
salt & pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Pound out each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. In a shallow bowl, put all but 1 tablespoon of the flour. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and then toss in the flour. In a sauce pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter and then add another tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken and cook until each side is browned or done. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover to keep warm.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pain and then add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Add the wine and bring it too a bowl. Cook until most of the liquid is gone. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth and reduce to simmer. Cook until it is reduced by about half.

Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth to the remaining tablespoon of flour. Stir into the mixture in the pan until it is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and add the butter and lime juice. Drizzle the sauce on top of the chicken and enjoy!

Slice your favorite squash in half and spread the oil on each side to coat. Sprinkle the brown sugar on each side and place it down on the baking sheet. Bake your squash at  about 400˚ for about 40 minutes until soft. Scoop out with a spoon and mix in all remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

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Posted by Jess

I am a Christ follower, wife to the most amazing guy, and a full time mommy which I wouldn't trade for the world. I am a lover of photography and a wannabe world traveler. Sometimes I find myself in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe. I love sharing my adventures old and new with anyone that will listen.