Here’s What Guy Fieri Cooks When He’s Feeling Lazy

updated Feb 13, 2020
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We all know what it’s like to come home hungry at the end of a long day and not want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Instead, we’ll turn to our default dinners — the fast, familiar bites we can toss together with whatever’s in our fridge or pantry (with bonus points if the end result is quick, cheap, and, of course, delicious).

And famous food figures — from chefs, to TV hosts, to bloggers — feel that way too. After often spending entire days cooking with or thinking about food, it’s no surprise that when they get home, they also have their shortcut suppers to fall back on. We’re asking them to share those dinners with us.

On the list of famous food-lovers who can be identified by their first name only — from Ina to Alton — Guy Fieri definitely makes his mark. Between winning The Next Food Network Star to launching his own wine company, Guy has done it all. He’s an Emmy award-winning TV host, a bestselling author, and the unofficial mayor of Flavortown.

So, for someone who seems to have a million projects going on at once, we wanted to know what a quick, low-effort dinner looked like at the Fieri family house. It turns out that Guy turns to an Italian-American classic that’s both delicious and easy to make: one-pan chicken piccata drenched in a rich butter sauce.

Here’s exactly how Guy makes it.

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How Guy Fieri Makes His Chicken Piccata

“There’s no time for lazy when it comes to cooking at my house. But if you’re asking me what I like to cook when I’m chillin‘, one of my family’s favorites is chicken piccata. It’s a classic — but that doesn’t make it difficult. I’ll butterfly or pound out some chicken cutlets, season and dredge them in flour, then brown ’em and cook ’em up in butter and olive oil. Then I’ll use the pan scrapings and some lemon juice, rinsed capers, chicken stock, and, yes, more butter, to make a quick pan sauce. Simmer it all together, throw in some parsley, and dinner is done. It’s classic Italian-American comfort food. You’ve got crispy chicken, the richness of the buttery sauce, and that nice acid from the lemon and capers. What’s not to like?”

What’s your standby dinner at the end of a long day? Tell us in the comments below.

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