Chicken Piccata


 

Chicken Piccata


This Lemon Chicken Piccata is an eatery quality supper that is not difficult to make at home! You will cherish this delightful white wine decrease sauce that has a perfectly measured proportion of lemon and spread! With this formula, there is a lot of sauce to go around.


Ingredients


Chicken

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup flour

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1 teaspoon garlic powder

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon salted butter


Sauce

½ cup dry white wine, like chardonnay or pinot grigio

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons capers, drained

1 cup chicken broth

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

2 Tablespoons cold salted butter

1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped


Instructions

  1. Cut, Pound, Dredge, and Sear the Chicken:
  2. Note: This is the most time consuming part, after this section, this meal is a breeze.
  3. Combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper on a large plate. Set aside.
  4. Cut each chicken breast into 3 thinner slices. Place in between saran wrap and use a meat tenderizer to pound it very thin, about ¼ inch thick. It will plump more once it’s cooked so pounding thin is key.
  5. Pat the chicken dry and dredge each side in the flour mixture. Tap off excess.
  6. Heat 3 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken in batches for 3-4 minutes per side, until a golden crust has developed. Add a splash of olive oil and/or reduce heat as needed during cooking. Set the chicken aside on a plate and turn off heat when finished.


Prepare the Sauce:

  1. Carefully wipe the pan, but leave a few brown bits for added flavor.
  2. Add the wine and garlic. Set heat to medium. Bubble gently for 4-5 minutes, until just a small amount of liquid remains. Use a silicone spatula to “clean” any remaining brown flecks on the pan while the wine reduces. This will add flavor.
  3. Add the capers, chicken broth, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and stir to combine.


Add the Chicken back and Finish the Meal:

  1. Add the chicken along with any juices from the plate.
  2. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and cover partially, cook for 3-5 minutes. The sauce will thicken slightly and become more flavorful.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add 2 Tablespoons cold butter and let it melt into the sauce. Tilt the pan to distribute the sauce throughout and spoon it over the chicken again. Remove from heat.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve. My Garlic Parmesan Pasta or Creamy Lemon Pasta is great with this meal.


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