Butter-fried chicken with caper butter sauce

6 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 19 mins
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Butter does make everything better and this butter fried chicken recipe proves it! Served with a simple slaw and a cape butter sauce, it's the perfect meal to enjoy with family and friends.

By Independent Contributor December 12 2023
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Ingredients (14)

1 kg chicken thighs — boneless and skinless
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese — finely grated
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
4 large eggs
250 g salted butter
3 shallots — or 1 large red onion, minced
3 tbsp capers — drained
1 lemon — thinly sliced
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In a shallow baking dish, mix the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow baking dish, mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, oregano, basil and cayenne.

Place the eggs in a medium bowl and beat well.

Working with one piece of chicken at a time, dredge in the flour, then dip the chicken in the egg, allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl. Dredge in the breadcrumbs, pressing to help the crumbs adhere. Place on a baking sheet.

In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until golden brown and cooked through, turning halfway for 5 to 7 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Add the shallots and capers to the pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the lemon slices. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.

Reprinted with permission. Recipe by J’Something and his wife, Cordelia ‘Coco’ da Fonseca for Parmalat.

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