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Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Picatta



Are you looking for something different for dinner, how about our Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Picatta? Lately I've been seeing quite a lot of cast iron skillet recipes and to be honest I have never thought of owning a cast iron skillet before. Last year we purchased a new home and with that new home we decided to upgrade our kitchen cookware. I've always been a fan of non-stick pans so after reading tons of reviews, I finally decided on the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Cookware. I had seen them being used before and I LOVED the ease with which they cleaned up, and I also loved their bright orange handles. I can tell you that they're actually one of my favorite pots and pans to use and I'm a previous owner of Calphalon. However, I'm a big fan of shopping at IKEA and recently I went there to buy a few things (I have no idea what because I'm always there), and they had 2 cast iron items in their as-is section. If you've never checked out their as-is department, you need to. These were marked at over 50% off and I just had to have them. Now the benefits of using a cast iron pan is that you need less oil and you also get the added bonus of having that extra iron transfer into your food, so it's a win win. I'm now using my cast iron skillet a whole lot more and I suggest you picking up one to have in your cooking arsenal. Now on to my recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Picatta

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4 - 1" thickness
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. of lemon seasoning
4 Tbsp olive oil
5 cups of fresh spinach
1/4 cup of caramelized garlic
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 large lemons juiced
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup capers, drained
Fresh parsley
1 lb angel hair pasta


Directions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

Season your chicken breast with a lemon seasoning evenly on all sides.

Place the chicken breasts in the skillet.

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side make sure the chicken is cooked through.


Remove chicken and place on a plate and set aside.

Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

Drop your pasta in salted boiling water (according to package directions)

Reduce the pasta water heat to medium low.

In your cast iron add garlic, and spinach to the same skillet, stir to sauté for 1 minute.


Add chicken stock, lemon juice, heavy cream, and capers.

Bring the sauce to a low boil.

Simmer the sauce up to four minutes.

Drain pasta.

Add your pasta to your cast-iron and toss all ingredients.

Slice the chicken into strips and place over cooked pasta.

Garnish with parsley.


Eat and enjoy!

Annmarie John
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  1. This looks amazing!! I seriously want a cast iron skillet. My mom and grandmother have them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    1. Thank you Jess. I'm sure most of our grandparents had them, they sure had the right idea. My own mother owned them too but I never got into it until I got my own.

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  2. That sounds like a delicious meal idea. I am going to have to give this one a try soon!

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    1. It is pretty good, you should give it a try.

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  3. That is such a beautiful and colorful dish. Guests would certainly be impressed when they saw that on the table!

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    1. Well we didn't serve it to guests but if you serve it, I'm sure they'll be impressed.

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  4. I love my cast iron skillet - it looks delicious and what great colors and I am sure it smells great.

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    1. Thank you and I love my cast iron skillet too.

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  5. I love cast iron meals! Your recipe looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Kendra, you should give it a try one day.

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  6. The final photo with the blue gingham sets of the chicken nicely, color balance, too. Looks yummy.

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  7. This looks so delicious! I was just telling my husband that I am in the mood to try new recipes this week! I will have to give this a try!

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    1. Guess you have your new recipe right here. Enjoy!

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  8. I finally own my own cast iron skillet and need to use it more! I am always all about chicken recipes, so this one will be one I will definitely try!

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    1. I'm a big fan of chicken myself too. While we do other meats, I do a lot more chicken than any other.

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  9. That looks so easy to make too. I really need a cast iron skillet!

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    1. You should definitely get one. You'll love it.

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  10. What is it about a good cast iron skillet and the way it cooks food? Your dish looks amazing and I want some now, please.

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    1. I'm not so sure what it is about cast iron skillets but your food do taste a lot better.

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  11. Having a cast iron skillet will change the way you prepare food! I'm glad you're enjoying yours and you've managed to share an awesome recipe as well. This looks really good and festive! There's nothing like the classic combination of lemon and chicken and with pasta too!

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    1. You've got that right! You should make it for yourself one day.

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  12. I always feel like a real chef when I cook with a cast iron skillet. This looks like such a delicious meal!

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    1. It does make you feel more *chefly* doesn't it? I feel the same way too.

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  13. We just made chicken a dish with capers last week. I didn't think I would like them but I loved eating them with the chicken. Added just the right amount of flavor.

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    1. Oh I love capers. I even did a deviled egg recipe recently with capers and loved it.

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  14. Chicken piatta is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I haven't made it in so long, but this recipe is definitely inspiring me to give it another try.

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    1. You should totally make it again. Why haven't you done it in a while?

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  15. This is AMAZING. I love my cast iron skillet! I will definitely need to be making this in the near future. Looks so so yummy :)

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    1. I now wonder why I never invested in a cast iron skillet before now. I love mine!

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  16. What a beautiful dish and I bet it tastes just as delicious as it looks! Adding it to my meal plan this month!

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    1. It does and you should totally add it to your meal plan. Enjoy!

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  17. Wow, I want to eat that dish. The pictures are gorgeous, very tempting!

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    1. And you could, the recipe is super easy. Give it a try for yourself.

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  18. This looks so yummy! I love chicken picatta, but I've never tried making them on my own. This looks easy.

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    1. It is rather easy and if you follow it you'll be good. You should try it.

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  19. Wow, I want that! I haven't tried anything like that. Looks really yummy.

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    1. It's always good to experiment with new dishes. How about it?

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  20. Oh, the dish looks so lovely. I want to cook this for my boyfriend these coming weekends, we'll have a date ahead.

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    1. That sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm sure he'll enjoy it.

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  21. Yikes, this is a lovely dish! My grandson is a huge fan of pasta, I know he will like this!

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    1. Oh maybe you should surprise him with it. You'll be sure to be his favorite grandma after this.

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  22. Great recipe! The presentation looks fantastic! Cast iron pans are great to cook in and are much healthier!

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    1. They are amazing and I think everyone should at least have one in their kitchen.

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  23. I haven't seen a skillet in so long. My grandmother and mother both used one for forever and made all sorts of things in it. My grandmother used to use it over an open fire back in the day. Lvoe this recipe.

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    1. I know my grandmother owned them as well, so did my mother. I don't know why it took me so long to own one. I love it!

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  24. I have never had an iron skillet but I can see how beneficial it would be to have one. This looks so amazing and deliscious

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    1. Oh you should totally get one, and when you do, you should give this recipe a try.

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  25. I'm awful! I don't own a cast iron skillet. But this recipe looks like its worth picking one up. I love the pasta built in.

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    1. Oh you have to get one. I plan on getting a few more pieces myself.

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  26. What a great recipe! I've been scouring the internet looking for simple chicken recipes because we're majorly trying to cut back on processed foods and eating out.

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    1. I have actually cut back on our eating out as well. It's so much cheaper making your own dinner

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  27. I absolutely love Chicken picatta. Definitely one of my favorite chicken dishes. Sadly, I do not own a cast iron skillet. Yet!

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    1. You're totally missing out on not owning one.

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  28. Chicken piccata is my favorite! I've never thought about using my cast iron skillet to make it though. II'll have to try.

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    1. You can practically make anything in your cast iron skillet. Give it a try.

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  29. This looks SO incredible! I love my cast iron skillet and can't wait to add this to our dinner menu!

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    1. Having a cast iron skillet is amazing. I just love using mine.

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  30. Yes I am looking for something different tonight! And we do have a cast iron skillet just like that one. Cassidy LOVES it. The flavors are pretty awesome, I do say. And you can't go wrong with a trusty chicken dish.
    Also, I'm obsessed with capers! I even Google it to see what they really are.

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    1. I love capers myself too and I have to agree with you, the cast iron skillet just makes your food taste so much better. Well at least to me it does.

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  31. Omg we say yum?!?! I'm obsessed with cooking with my cast iron skillet. I will have to give this recipe a try!

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  32. This looks delicious! I love using my cast iron skillet for quick dinners like this! YUM! Especially chicken and pasta dishes like this one!

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    1. I just love pasta but I'm about to lay off the pasta because I need to lose a few pounds.

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  33. This looks really delicious. I want one too. Oh my!

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    1. I'm not sure if you want the meal or the cast iron skillet. :)

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  34. Yum. This looks delicious. I bet I can make a vegetarian version that would be yummy too.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that you could. My daughter is vegetarian and makes a lot of the same thing by just substituting the meat.

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  35. Oh my, this looks amazing! And I am reading this after I ate dinner, and you made me hungry again! :)

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    1. Well there's always another day which means another dinner.

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  36. UM, YES PLEASE. Chick picatta in a cast-iron skillet? Goodness! Looks delish! Can't wait to try this recipe! YUM.

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    1. It is delish and maybe you should try it for yourself and see.

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  37. I love chicken picatta and really any recipe with chicken!! I need to make this for my husband one night for dinner!

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  38. This chicken picatta looks really delicious, and like the kind of thing the whole family would love. A bet that bit of lemon really gives a zip of extra flavor.

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    1. It does give it a bit of a kick as I like to call it. Love it.

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  39. I love cooking with cast iron! This recipe looks amazing! Can't wait to try it out

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  40. Since moving to our new house, I have been going nonstop with our cast-iron! We got a few great pans for our wedding them moved to a house with a glass top stove... now that I have a gas range they are my go to! I also love love finding new one pan recipes!

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    1. Those one pan recipes are the absolute best. I wish I had a gas range, I'm still on my electric range which I'm not too fond of.

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  41. Looks like a delicious dish! In the past few months, I've found myself cooking more and more with my cast iron skillet to the point that I hardly use anything else these days.

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    1. Don't you just LOVE that cast iron. It's my favorite pan as well.

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  42. Oooh my this looks and sounds absolutely amazing!

    I will have to give it a whirl!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you for liking it Jennifer, and you should give it a try.

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