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Title: Pollo Alla Cleopatra (Chicken Breasts with Capers)
Categories: Italian Poultry
Yield: 4 Servings

4 Chicken breasts, skinned and de-boned
4 Green onions
1tbChopped tarragon (or 1 tsp dry)
1tbChopped capers
4ozStock, chicken or beef
4ozWhite wine
6ozHeavy cream
  Salt & pepper
1tbChopped parsley

Servings: 4 Notes: "I name this recipe for the beautiful and fascinating Cleopatra. I would have liked to serve this dish to her as she sailed down the Nile on her barge to "caper" with Anthony."

DIRECTIONS: Heat the oil and butter in a large frypan. Dredge the chicken in the flour and saute for 3 minutes on each side. Add the green onions, tarragon, capers and cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in the wine, stock, brandy and cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice or pasta with chopped parsley on top. (My notes: after adding & cooking the green onions, etc, remove the chicken from the pan. Add the brandy first, and simmer until reduced by about half. Then add the wine and beef stock and reduce slightly. Add the cream and return the chicken to the pan- simmering 5 minutes as above.)

Source: La Cucina di Pasquale, Italian Gourmet Cooking, by Pasquale Carpino ISBN # 0-920197-01-9

From: Sallie Austin