Real Estate Ray's Blog: Chicken Picatta for Friends

Chicken Picatta for Friends

     I love to cook!  Check that.  I love to eat and, therefore, I cook.  And there are few dishes that I enjoy more than chicken picatta.  Recently, my dad and I made this dish for my family and Brian England.  They seemed to enjoy it and I received a special request from Kathy Streib for the recipe.  I used this recipe from Cook's Illustrated.

            Chicken Picatta

    Of course, there were some improvisations to the original recipe.  We seasoned the flour used to dredge the chicken in.  We also omitted cooking the dish with the addition of lemon slices.  I have done that before and it does enhance the looks of the dish, but I do not think it contrubutes much to the flavor.  We also added about 3 ounces of diced prosciutto with the shallots.  Yummy! ! !


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Comment balloon 20 commentsRaymond Henson, SRES, GRI • November 05 2020 08:42PM



I just got back from lunch at Carlito's in Santa Barbara, and although I am pleasantly full,  I enjoyed eating your recipe in my mind...Thank you for sharing it with us.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 27 days ago

Hello Ray - this looks like a special treat.  I am sure it was enjoyed by all.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 27 days ago

I will have to check out the recipe.  Chiken picatta is one of my favorites!  Can't wait to try it.

Posted by Trish Cole (Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound) 27 days ago

Beautiful presentation Ramsey would be impressed.

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 27 days ago

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI thank you for sharing a delicious chicken picatta recipe.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 27 days ago

Looks wonderful Ray!  How about being my guest chef for next weeks Friends Day Wednesday cooking post?

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) 27 days ago

Ray- thank you so much for sharing this recipe, including your adjustments!!!!!  We love eating it when we're out, so I can't wait to try it!!!!  Love that you put prosciutto in it!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 27 days ago

Good evening Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI ,

Wat a wonderful looking dish..thank you for sharing and the changes you made to make it uniquely yours!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) 27 days ago

Hi Raymond,  Thanks for sharing these delicious looking pictures.  I think I'll try this recipe tomorrow night. 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 27 days ago

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI is such an amazing cook, especially with his Dad's help in the kitchen!  The chicken picatta was amazing!!!  He did not even mention the delectable chocolate tort that he made for dessert, but perhaps that is for another post?

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) 27 days ago

Good morning Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - thank you for sharing this with your AR friends.  I will give it a try.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 27 days ago

Looks and sounds yummy, Raymond... and I have a feeling it tastes just as yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 27 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel, I hope your lunch at Carlito's was wonderful.

It was a special treat, Michael Jacobs.  Cooking with my dad always is the special part.  He is a fantastic cook and I have so much to learn.

Trish Cole, if you do get a chance to try it, I would love to hear back regarding the results.      

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 26 days ago

I would go to great lengths to please Mr. Ramsey, ba`B Ratliff. Not pleasing him kind of scares me. Ha!  And thank you!

And thank you for stopping by, John Pusa.

What does being a guest next week entail?  Of course, I am in.  Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker



Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 26 days ago

Thank you for the inspiration to write the blog, Kathy Streib.   I have been a little distracted lately and I needed the inspiration.

I appreciate you stopping by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR.

Hi Bob Crane.  Let me know how it turns out and if you like the recipe.  Good luck!




Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 26 days ago

Brian England,  I would write about the chocolate tart, but we ate it so fast that I didn't get a picture.  It will be something I make again, for sure.  Thank you for making the long trek to spend the evening with us.  The company was better than the food.  I can't wait until we can have a party in that backyard!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 26 days ago

Hi Grant Schneider.  Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know how the dish turns out when you get a chance to make it.

I think it was a hit, Nina Hollander.  It made particularly good sandwiches the next day.  Thank you for stopping by.



Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 26 days ago

Ray, did not know you enjoyed cooking so much!   Your dish looks spectacular, great job!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 25 days ago

Good morning, Joan Cox.   Food and cooking are two things I really enjoy.  The food is always better with lots of company, though.  I imagine, that is what I really enjoy, having family and friends around enjoying themselves.  I think the meal was pretty good, thank you! 

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 25 days ago

I enjoy this dish even tho my hubby doesn't but thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 21 days ago