Creamy Lemon Poussin Chicken Piccatta

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Creamy Lemon Poussin Chicken Piccatta

Creamy Lemon Poussin Chicken Piccatta

12 November 2015
, Blog

What is Poussin Chicken? Poussin chicken is a young chicken not older than 28 days and weighing between 16-20 ounces. Sometimes in English speaking countries they are also known as spring chickens, even though they are available all year long. Poussin chicken is leaner and more tender than a full sized chicken.  The young chickens have not had time to develop a chicken taste, so they are very easy to flavor. Their small size makes them very popular for fancy dishes because a whole chicken looks appealing. One poussin chicken is the perfect serving size for one adult, so it makes it easy to estimate how many you will need.

Lemon Poussin Chicken Piccatta

This lemon chicken piccatta is a perfect recipe for poussin chicken because it adds so much flavor. This dish is served over delicate angel hair pasta. This recipe serves 6.


6 poussin chickens

3 cloves of garlic

½ cup fresh rosemary, set aside a few sprigs for garnish.

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup all purpose flour

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 lemons, one juiced and one sliced

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup capers

Pasta Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 pound angel hair pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking the Chicken

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Choose a large ovenproof skillet; heat the butter and oil over medium heat on your stovetop. Prepare the chicken by stuffing each chicken with a sprig of rosemary and a half clove of garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Lightly flour each chicken and add to the heated skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side to brown. Add the lemon juice and slices, broth, and capers to the skillet. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes, add heavy cream, and cook for 5 more minutes. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked and no pink meat remains. 

Preparing the Pasta

While the chicken is cooking, boil 2 quarts of water in a sauce pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to make the water boil faster. When the water reaches boiling, add your angel hair pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Strain and stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 

To Serve

Place a serving of noodles on each plate topped with one poussin chicken, sauce and rosemary leaves to garnish. This dish is easy, elegant and will be sure to impress all of your guests. 

For more information about poissin chicken, contact Joyce Farms or a similar company.

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Improving Your Specialty Foods Selection

When I started working in my uncle's grocery store, I realized his business model was a little outdated. Instead of adjusting his inventory to the times, he was still carrying products that nobody was buying, and this model was hurting business. I decided to update things with a fresh infusion of specialty foods. I met with a few vendors to discuss what they could bring in, and it was amazing to see how much they offered. We filled our shelves with interesting, high-quality products, and our customers loved everything. This blog is all about specialty foods, so that you can see why updating is important.