Inspiration from the Dark Recesses of My Pantry
I had a roasting chicken in the fridge and wanted to do something different. Before I knew what I was doing, I was taking a knife to the formerly feathered fowl and butchering him into halves, forgoing my usual whole roast chicken. I had decided to brown the halves and finish them off in the oven. While it was browning, I began rooting through the dark recesses of my pantry looking for flavorful additions that I could add. Surely the makings of a glaze or sauce were in there somewhere …
I was not to be disappointed. Digging deeper, I found a jar of capers. As I held it in my hand and pondered, I was reminded of a skate dish I had a few months ago. It was served with a brown butter, lemon and caper sauce and was out of this world. In fact, had the meal not been a business dinner, I would have licked the scrumptious sauce off the plate.
Not unlike my skate dish, tonight’s chicken dish with brown butter and lemon caper sauce was equally delicious, entirely worthy of a tongue lapping. It was so good, that as I grabbed my camera to photograph my husband’s plate, he threatened to remove my arm if I didn’t hurry my photo shoot so he could dig in! With my son laughing and thoroughly enjoying his first bites at my husband’s expense, I couldn’t have had better compliments!
My Roast Chicken with Brown Butter, Lemon and Capers recipe is incredibly simple and satisfying. The sauce is complex, rich and yet bright, and it only requires a few ingredients. Caution though; you and your family may be inclined to lick your plates! Click here for the recipe.