Savory, Italian-Inspired Chicken Piccata

March 16, 2019

Chicken Piccata

You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make this tangy and decadent Italian dinner.

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Ella Jewett

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 oz flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp butter divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup shallots finely chopped
  • 4 medium garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp capers drained
  • 3 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Place 1 teaspoon flour in a small bowl, and place remaining flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour in shallow dish; shake off excess.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots to pan; sauté 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup broth to reserved 1 teaspoon flour; stir until smooth. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half (about 5 minutes). Stir in flour mixture; cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, juice, and capers. Place 1 chicken breast half on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 2 tablespoons sauce. Sprinkle each serving with about 2 teaspoons parsley.

 

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