Chicken Piccata

Created By: Chef Rebecka Evans | Photo By: Rebecka Evans | 

Enjoy these delicious Italian fried chicken cutlets braised in butter, capers, white wine, and lemon sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta for a hearty and filling meal!


Chicken Piccata

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts pounded to about 1/4 inch thick, or cut thinly
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (more as needed)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (more as needed)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

 

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio, or other crisp white wine
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1-1/2 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges
Instructions:
  1. Combine the flour, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken in this mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in hot oil.
  3. Add two or three breaded chicken cutlets to the hot pan. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Cook chicken in batches, adding more butter and oil as necessary. Remove cooked chicken to a pan and keep warm.
  4. After the chicken is cooked, melt 1/4 cup butter in the same pan. Add flour and make a roux. Whisk until smooth. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  5. Gradually stir in chicken broth, whisking after each addition until smooth.
  6. Add lemon juice, white wine, and capers. Simmer 3 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked chicken back to the pan and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve with your favorite pasta.

NOTES:

For best results, use a good drinking wine. Remember if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it. I used a delicious Pinot Grigio that I also served with the meal.

For low carb version, substitute zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for the pasta.

About the Author

Check out the latest issue of our online magazine!

More for You

Arts & Entertainment

Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Here to Stay

Everything old is new again as the drive-In movie theater, a great American tradition, experiences a new burst of popularity. The newest venue is the Drive-In at the Central in Dallas, ensuring guests have a …

Read More
Money & Retirement

How to Live a Healthy and Wealthy Retirement Life!

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”– Harry Emerson Fosdick ‘Retirement’ may sound mind-soothing and relaxing, but to some extent, it can be depressing and disastrous if you are not well prepared …

Read More
Woman reading on couch
Health & Well-Being

Cheers to a Life Well-Lived

I used to say, “I do not know yet what I want to do when I grow up,” assuming I had a great deal of growing up yet to do. I filled my life with …

Read More
error: Content is protected !!