Chicken Piccata is a delicious blend of chicken, salt, garlic, and lemon! This recipe will rival any restaurant!
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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is a delicious blend of chicken, salt, garlic, and lemon! This recipe will rival any restaurant!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 600kcal
Author Adapted from Simply Recipes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup capers

Instructions

  • Either cut the chicken breast halves horizontally once or twice, making them really thin, or put each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness
  • Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and grated parmesan
  • Rinse the chicken pieces in water
  • Dredge them thoroughly in the flour mixture, until well coated.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat
  • Add half of the chicken pieces, but do not crowd the pan
  • Brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter to the pan and cook the other breasts in the same manner
  • Remove from pan
  • Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce
  • Add the chicken stock (or white wine), lemon juice, garlic, and capers to the pan
  • Use a spatula to scrape up the browned bits
  • Reduce the sauce by half
  • Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Plate the chicken and serve with the sauce poured over the chicken

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Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 894mg | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.6mg