Nothing says cheap date or “I’m in a hurry” like serving a $5 Costco Rotisserie chicken for dinner. Take your bae’s* breath away by adding this equally quick sauce on top.
LEMON CAPER VINAIGRETTE
This recipe is inspired by the rotisserie chicken sold at Sonoma Chicken Coop, a restaurant chain now closed.
They had three locations in Silicon Valley, but the last location near the San Jose airport apparently shut down due to poor management, lack of business, and rising rent.
Luckily, this sauce is easy enough to recreate.
Extra virgin olive oil, capers, parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice.
A garlic infused extra virgin olive oil would work well too if you have it.
Douse it all over the chicken, and make the love happen in your mouth.
If you don’t have a grater, skip this step.
THE MUST HAVE INGREDIENT
What’s the special ingredient? Capers.
You may not have them in your house, but it’s kind of nice to have and lasts for quite a while in the refrigerator.
Capers are special but come in small jars. In this case, we like small packages.
I made this chicken for the homeless shelter, and one of the women commented with delight that she had never tasted them before.
Apparently, they can perk up someone’s life too.