Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe. © 2008 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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To save time, measure the ingredients before you start and you can have this delicious chicken piccata on the table in less than 15 minutes. Serve with a savory couscous and quick microwave asparagus for a fast and easy meal.

What You'll Need

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black
  • pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet white wine
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup
  • chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon small
  • capers, drained

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle evenly on both sides of chicken cutlets.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the chicken in one layer and cook on the first side for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and brown the other side. Turn only once. (It will cook more later.) Remove to a platter.
  1. Add the white wine to the pan drippings and cook, scraping up the browned bits, until syrupy. Stir in the butter, lemon juice, and chicken stock. Cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Return chicken to the pan, turning to coat both sides with sauce. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center (160 on an instant-read thermometer).
  3. Sprinkle with capers. Let rest for 2 minutes, then serve with pan sauce.

Suggested Sides

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 601
Total Fat 36 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Sodium 888 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 48 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)