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Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives

Loreto July 20, 2019

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Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives, this is a dish that will blow you away with the most tender and slightly crisp chicken, a variety of sweet peppers, and an array of spices and Italian flare to take it over the top! Thank you Triple Lyoness Farms for the wonderful product!

Song of the day:  “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

[Disclosure:  I was provided with a free product from the farm. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own].

Flavor and More Flavorful Dish………..

Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives.  Inspired by Italian flavors and a touch of Asian cuisine and you have a fusion dish that is absolutely spectacular from the beautiful morsels of fillet chicken breast to the wonderfully sauteed pepper. However, the addition of capers and olives really add a taste bud twist in a way that will have you going in for seconds, thirds and more!

 

 

Triple Lyoness Farm

Firstly take a warm sunny spring day, secondly a beautiful drive in the country, and thirdly visit a farm where the farmers are passionate and so excited about what they do. As a result, a day filled with learning, friendly animals, and a taste of the most amazing chicken I have ever had. That, my friends, is cause for an ear to ear grin!

Nicoletta and I had so much fun visiting with Rod, Janet, and their daughter Andria. We didn’t get to meet the other two daughters Brianna and Jessica as they were away. I have to say this passionate farming family takes free range to the next level as we walked through the farmyard and chickens and hens were free to roam where they may. As a result, very happy chickens which translate to great tasting product.  The animals were very friendly especially the horses which came right to me to be pet. I can truly say that Rod, Janet, and Andria are very passionate about what they do, and with their experience and knowledge accompanied by new technology and farming ideas will definitely have you intrigued and curious to try their products. They said that they have quite a bit planned for the Open Farm day, so pack up the family and head to the hamlet of Dapp near Westlock, Alberta and prepare to be wowed by this farm, because it is truly a sight to see!

Alberta Farm Days:

We had a great day at this farm and I am happy to say that it is part of the Alberta farm Days, where families, individuals or farm enthusiasts can go and visit Alberta farmers and their farms. I always hear from people that they are looking for something to do as a family, well I highly recommend Triple Lyoness Farm and the other roster of great local Alberta farms. Check out the website. You will find all the info you need to plan a day of fun and learning in the great outdoors of Alberta farmland!

Not going home empty-handed…………

We left Triple Lyoness farm with some goodies and I was focused on producing a dish that would be beautiful, delicious and one that would highlight the delicious flavor of their very tasty chicken! 

Without further ado, I give you Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives!

 

What you will need:

  • 2 medium-sized chicken breasts
  • Some rice flour, tapioca starch, corn starch
  • Seasoning for the dredge
  • Red and yellow peppers
  • Green onions
  • Garlic
  • Capers
  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Splash of white wine

I have not listed all the ingredients, however, scroll down and the full recipe is below.

 

The Process…….

It is relatively easy, I first fillet the chicken breast into nice thin slices. Then I dredged those slices in the mix of tapioca starch, rice flour, and corn starch. The next step is to get those chicken morsels nice and crisp and golden brown. In the same pan where I fried the chicken, I tossed in the garlic and peppers followed by the olives and capers. When the peppers are nice and sauteed and the onions nicely caramelized, time to get that chicken back in the pan. Lastly, some wine and herbs, consequently unleashing some pretty mouthwatering aromas and this dish is ready for plating!

It’s all about the color…………..

Look at all the color in this dish. The yellow and red of the peppers, the beautiful hues from the olives. Those little earthy hints from the capers, and last but not least that golden crispy hue of the chicken. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is! 

Aroma the key to my hungry heart……..

There is nothing like the aroma of sauteed chicken and peppers with hints of herbs and spices wafting in the air. I wish you could smell this dish, I am so hungry now. Look at those caramelized and crispy edges of the chicken, so yummy!

Tasting time………………

I have waited for this moment for quite a while. The chicken is tender and moist and that crispy surface is to die for. I can taste the garlic and a bit of heat from the chili flakes which is a perfect match to the sweetness of the peppers and the acidity from the olives and capers. 

So many textures and flavors dancing in a perfectly harmonized balance, you can’t get any better than that.

I made this for a dinner we had with friends and it was truly enjoyed and some went home with them. We were all thinking the same thing as our forks kept going back for more. “This dish is addictive”, lol!

Final thoughts……..

If you want a great family outing this upcoming August, check out Alberta Farm Days. You may come home with a bag of goodies too. Better yet, some of this wonderful chicken from Triple Lyoness Farm. They do sell to the public!

Try this recipe, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy!

Song of the day: “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

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Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 people 1x
  • Category: Main/meat
  • Method: Sauteeing
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Description

Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives.  Inspired by Italian flavors and a touch of Asian cuisine and you have a fusion dish that is absolutely spectacular from the beautiful morsels of fillet chicken breast to the wonderfully sauteed pepper. However, the addition of capers and olives really add a taste bud twist in a way that will have you going in for seconds, thirds and more!


Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 medium chicken breast cut into 1/8 inch thick fillets
  • 1/8 cup of peanut oil for frying

Dredge:

  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp each of salt, pepper. onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, paprika, marjoram, and fresh thyme.

Veggies:

  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 23 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3/4 cup olives (kalamata and green)
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • handful fresh basil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Garnish:

  • Squeeze fresh lemon
  • Sprinkling fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

Chicken:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dredge then place chicken in a bit of a time and coat evenly. Shake off any excess dredge and set on a plate.
  2. Heat up peanut oil in a saute pan on a medium to high heat. Place small amounts of the dredged chicken in and cook on all sides till golden and crisp on the surface about 10 minutes per batch.
  3. Place on a paper towel-lined plate. Continue till all the chicken is done.

Veggies:

  1. Take the oil out of the pan that you did the chicken and wipe with paper towel. Drizzle in olive oil and toss in garlic and chili flakes. Let that saute for a minute or so.
  2. Toss in onions and saute for another 2 minutes then add peppers and saute for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in olives, capers, thyme, basil, parsley and mix.
  4. Place in chicken and let saute on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Finish with some fresh chopped parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  6. Ready to serve.

Enjoy!


Notes

  1. Fillet chicken width-wise, this will give you nice size pieces.
  2. Saute chicken in batches so you can get that crispness on the chicken.
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11 Comments

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    Reply Kelly | Foodtasia July 23, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Loreto, I saw this chicken dish on Instagram and had to come get the recipe. It’s something my family would love – especially with the capers and olives!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Kelly so excited for you to try this dish. Would love to hear how you made out and how you liked the texture and flavors.
      Happy cooking!
      Loreto

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    Reply Helene Goldnadel July 23, 2019 at 4:45 am

    While it may seem so easy to cook fried chicken, not everyone can make them as delicious as you want.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

      So true Helen, I was really surprised at how crispy these were and how juicy and tender this chicken was inside, especially because it was chicken breast. Pays to get good quality organic free range chicken.
      Cheers!
      Loreto

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    Reply Sabrina July 23, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I love this, so family friendly and piquant. My favourite is the capers in this, so yummy 🙂 but also the fresh peppers and herbs. Great recipe guys!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 24, 2019 at 5:44 am

      Thank you Sabrina, we thoroughly enjoyed this dish and every time I make it we get the same response and everyone is going in for seconds and thirds!
      Cheers!
      Loreto

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    Reply Denise@urbnspice July 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I am always inspired by your lovely, flavourful recipes, Loreto. Your recipe for Pan-fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives is so appealing to me. The way that you so beautifully describe the way this dish looks and tastes is all I need to pin it to try very soon! I can’t wait for the first bite. Thanks, as always for your wonderful recipe and story.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 26, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Thank you Denise, so grateful for your comment. I am always wondering if my writing is inspiring people, if I am doing a great job, so it is nice to hear sometimes that my passion for cooking and food is being appreciated! As for this recipe can’t wait for you to try it!
      Grazie mille!
      Loreto

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    Reply Margaret@Kitchen Frau July 27, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Loreto, I am still smacking my lips from that delicious chicken. Your photos are truly beautiful but the flavours in real life are even better! Thank you for the great recipe. I agree that the quality of the chicken truly makes the dish, but I think that your magic with the ingredients definitely had something to do with it, too!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 5, 2019 at 7:54 am

      Thank you Margaret, you words definitely are heart felt and I so appreciate my friends and cooking for them always a special time for me with ingredients. I am so grateful that there are people that are farming in such respectful ways and bringing back the balance in the food chain! Big hug to you.
      Have a wonderful week!

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    Reply Mimi August 8, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful day. And nice weather! Love this dish. Basically an Italian stir fry!

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