Italian Chicken Piccata - thin chicken breasts are cooked to golden and then drizzled with a light lemon garlic sauce. This family meal will win your heart not only with its bold layers of flavor but also for how simple it is to pull together. Quick and easy weeknight dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Place each chicken breast between a plastic wrap and lightly pound it to 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish, and dip chicken breasts into flour to coat, shake off excess.
Heat 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) to the skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a platter; cover with foil to keep warm.
Add remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, chicken stock (or white wine), lemon juice, shallots and minced garlic to the skillet. Boil until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers and remaining 2 Tbsp butter.
Plate the chicken and pour the lemon piccata sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.