Walking Through the Bible in One Year —
Bringing the Story to Life
Week 5 reading plan per day:
Monday (Exodus 33-35) Tuesday (Ex. 36-38)
Wednesday (Ex. 39-40) Thursday (Leviticus 1-4)
Friday (Leviticus 5-7) Saturday (Leviticus 8-10)
Sunday (Leviticus 11-13)
This year I am reading the Bible from beginning to end. Even though I started the middle of January you can start any time you like. Each day’s reading is posted on this page and under the WORD POWER tab on this blog you will find a reading for each day. Each reading takes 15 minutes or less. I would love to have you come read with me!
I don’t know why for the life of me I don’t make Chicken Piccata more often. I guess I just don’t think about it. Whenever I see it on a menu when we are eating out, I think, “I should make that.” This time I thought it and did it and I am so happy with the results. Chicken Piccata is a classic Italian dish that combines healthy chicken breast with the tartness of lemon (yum) and the saltiness of capers (double yum!) Slicing and then flattening the breasts into fast cooking cutlets virtually eliminates the chances of serving undercooked chicken while ensuring you don’t overcook it. Through the years I have had a tendency to cook chicken to death. Sure didn’t want to make anyone sick, so I would cook, and cook, and cook some more. Thank heavens those days are gone since I have learned you don’t have to cook it to leather-stage to be safe.
Start out by filleting the breast and then cut in half. I put the chicken in a Ziploc bag to pound it out. I know you can just place it between plastic wrap on the top and bottom but I tend to still sling chicken around the kitchen so the bag works best for me. 🙂 Throw away the bag – do not reuse!
After cooking up some onion and garlic, the chicken goes in the pan for about 3 minutes on each side. The chicken comes out and all the good flavors like sherry (or white wine), chicken broth, capers, and lemon juice goes in. Then the chicken goes back in for a little more cook time.
And truly, within 30 minutes of your start time you are here.
This simple, tangy sauce is just heavenly! The chicken will be moist, tender, and full of flavor! Bon Appetite’!
On an unrelated note — my mother did read the blog post for Creamy Tomato Basil Soup and as you can tell, I lived to cook (and blog) again! Whew, that was close.