Chicken Piccata

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Author Notes: just a classic dish done simply. Turned out great!mtlabor

Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut in half and flattened
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 F and place baking sheet on middle rack.
  2. Put flour in shallow bowl. Pat the chicken down with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Coat each piece lightly in the flour and shake off any excess.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches (I did 2 batches of 4 pieces), add chicken to skillet and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. They'll cook pretty quick because they're somewhat thin. After each piece is done, place on baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Repeat until all chicken is complete.
  4. Add the shallot and garlic to the skillet and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Thinly slice one half of the lemon and cut into half moons. Add the lemon slices, along with the chicken broth to the pan and scrape up any sucs (brown bits). Simmer this mixture until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in the white wine and squeeze juice from leftover lemon half into the skillet. Turn the heat down to low and stir in butter pats, one at a time. Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with sauce on top of chicken. I also braised some spinach really quick in some chicken stock. Andy kept raving how it went exceptionally well with the chicken piccata itself.

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over 1 year ago Tbird

Made this tonight - yes, a Monday night dinner! Big hit with all. Added some fresh crimeni (criminal?) mushrooms while the sauce was simmering. Made the meal a little heartier. Certainly is a classic. My kids thought it was cool we could eat the lemons with the skin on. Yumm! (Served with a side of spinach steamed in the same pan, with a little chicken stock.)


over 3 years ago Cinnamonbark

This was *fantastic!!* I made this in a snap, and my boyfriend absolutely loved it too! Thank you so much for posting. This sauce is heavenly!!


over 3 years ago amyb4

Just made this for the family, my husband and I and 3 yr old daughter and 2 yr old son. Huge hit with everybody! That doesn't happen often. Thank you! I did add capers for the grown up plates, yumm.


over 4 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

no capers? just made a batch and added some. love chicken piccata.


over 4 years ago tburns01

Delicious! Made this in a pinch with limited ingredients. This recipe is simple and delicious. I added mushrooms. A keeper!!