Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Parsnips: 
Mashed Potatoes:
Basil Oil:
Escarole:
Chicken:

Directions

Special equipment: An empty 15 to 16-ounce can, opened on both sides

Parsnips: In a heavy saucepan, pour enough oil to reach a depth of 1 inch and heat to 360 degrees F. on a deep-fat thermometer. Fry parsnip strips in batches until golden brown, transferring with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season frizzled parsnip with salt. Mashed potatoes: Combine the potatoes with enough salted water to cover by 1 inch in a saucepan and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. While the potatoes are simmering, cook the shallots in butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until softened and deep golden, about 8 minutes. Drain potatoes, return to saucepan, and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Stir shallots into potatoes with buttermilk and season with salt and pepper. Place the pot over low heat, with a lid slightly ajar, to keep warm. Meanwhile, make the basil oil: In a blender, puree the basil, oil, and salt. Using a fine-meshed sieve, strain the basil oil and transfer it to a squeeze bottle. Set aside. Escarole: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the escarole in 3 batches, tossing each batch with tongs until wilted before adding the next, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, covered, until tender, about 3 minutes. Raise the heat to high, remove the lid, and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the escarole to a kitchen towel and wring out excess liquid. Return the escarole to the skillet and set aside covered to keep warm. Chicken: Season the scaloppini with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scaloppini and cook, turning once, until lightly browned and just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the scaloppini to a cutting board and cut them in into 3-inch wide pieces. Place the empty can on a plate and spoon in some of the mashed potato, top with some of the chicken, and then some of the greens. Repeat to make 3 more layers and press down gently to compact them. Carefully remove the can and make 3 more "towers". Top each tower with some of the frizzled parsnips and drizzle some the basil oil around. Serve immediately.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Marsala

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Tequila Lime Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Matt Iaria

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Saltimbocca

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Lemon Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking