My F&W
quick save (...)
Flattened Lemon Chicken
© Matthew Hranek

Flattened Lemon Chicken

  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST

Hisachika Takahashi partially freezes chicken breasts and other lean meats to make them easier to slice thinly.

Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips

  1. 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds), partially frozen
  2. 1/4 cup canola oil
  3. 2 cups dry white wine
  4. Juice of 1 lemon
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 bunch watercress, large stems discarded
  7. 1 large head radicchio, leaves separated
  8. 2 lemons, thinly sliced crosswise, for garnish
  1. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice each chicken breast half on the diagonal 1/2 inch thick. Pound the chicken slices between sheets of wax paper until they are 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add half of the chicken and cook over high heat until barely done, about 1 minute per side; it will still be opaque in places. Transfer the chicken to a plate and repeat with the rest, adding more oil to the pan as necessary.
  3. Add any remaining oil to the skillet, along with the wine and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Return the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until the slices are white throughout, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Line a platter with the watercress and radicchio and arrange the chicken slices on top. Garnish with the lemon slices and serve immediately.

Suggested Pairing

The floral fruitiness of a Viognier will frame the flavors of this tangy chicken. Try one from France or California.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.