When Your Freezer Gives You Chicken Breast…

…  Try making this Chicken Piccata Recipe for dinner!

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Simply Recipes yet again saved my dinner!  I’ve taken out butterflied chicken breasts from the freezer but didn’t know what to make with it.  I searched foodnetwork, but nothing jumped out at me.  And when I went to Simply Recipes, the chicken piccata just looked amazing.  One thing – I didn’t have capers.  I used to buy them all the time, but for some reason I haven’t stock them in my shelves for quite awhile.  But my brother was nice and pick it up on the way home.

I used rice flour instead of regular flour, and Romano cheese instead of Parmesan cheese.  And I used the chicken stock to make it a non-alcoholic version.  It was YUM.  I bet the dry white wine version would be good also if you like to cook with wine.

In addition, the rice is a new rice I’m trying out – haiga rice.  Supposedly it has the haiga that’s missing on the white rice.  And no I didn’t buy it from amazon.  I got it from a Chinese grocery store for a much better pricing ($24/15lbs).  It is a big step for me to try out new rice, as rice is a staple in my diet and I am very picky about it.  For a long time, I’ve been buying Nishiki short grain.  And Nishiki also has the haiga, but not in my grocer.  So I bite the bullet and try Tamaki and it is just as good.  I don’t taste any difference although apparence-wise, the haiga rice looks more yellow-y, more like a brown rice color, but not as dark.  (You can’t get me to switch to brown rice to save my life!)

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Onto the knitting…

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See those sleeves?  They are sewn up but still on the needles?  Yeah…  I ran out of yarn. 😦  I’m upset and I almost wanted to yell at the pattern for lying to me.  I’m thinking of taking apart the gauge swatch and see if it will help, but I don’t think it will because I still have the whole neck to make up.  I do have 1/3 of ball left from making the body though, and that MAY be enough for the neck.  ::sigh::  What to do????

I emailed my LYS where I purchased this yarn a year ago (maybe even two years ago!  I can’t remember) to see if they have couple more leftover from somewhere, but I don’t have a lot of confidence.  We’ll see what happens.

Well, time to get ready to meet some friends for lunch.  Have a good day!

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3 thoughts on “When Your Freezer Gives You Chicken Breast…

  1. That chicken looks soooo good! I have some capers in the fridge and some chicken in the freezer, so maybe I’ll give it a try soon.
    That stinks about your yarn; I hope the LYS will find a hidden ball for you!

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