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Chicken Piccata Recipe


Enjoy this delicious restaurant favorite at home with your choice of side and fresh garden salad.  This recipe has very few ingredients but is very delicious and easy to prepare; It sure pleased my entire family.

Recipe courtesy: Giada De Laurentiis -Food Network

3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half or 10 chicken tenders
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup All-purpose flour, for dredging
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp. brined capers, rinsed
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

If chicken breasts are overly thick, pound until slightly flattened. ( I used chicken tenders) Season with salt and pepper on both sides, then dredge in flour.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken breasts in batches until golden brown on both sides. (make sure the skillet is not overcrowded) , monitoring the oil/butter mixture to make sure it doesn’t burn. Decrease heat as needed. Transfer chicken to the plate and remove skillet from the heat.

Add the lemon juice, chicken stock and capers into the skillet. Whisk the sauce, scraping the bottom of the pan. Return skillet to stove and bring to a boil; add heavy cream and mix well. Check for seasoning and adjust if needed. Return all the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and some parsley to the sauce and whisk well. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley. Serve with your favorite pasta or mashed potato. My family preferred with mashed potato and salad.


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{ 10 comments… add one }
  • nadia 04/02/2013, 3:14 PM

    Yes, Very delicious and lovely dish!

  • svetlana 04/06/2013, 3:26 PM

    This chicken was delicious! It is so tangy, flavorful and different compared to the usual taste of chicken. Thank you so much for putting up this recipes!

  • Irina 04/08/2013, 1:38 PM

    Perfect with mashed potatoes!
    One of my favorites as well…yummy.

  • easyfoodsmith 04/10/2013, 2:31 AM

    I have chicken breast lying in my freezer and I know what I am going to cook for dinner tonight! This dish looks lip-smacking good and so tempting. Feel like tucking into it right away! Thanks for sharing.

  • foodie@foodieportal.com 04/13/2013, 8:40 PM

    I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. We are new but at foodieportal.com we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

  • Anna 04/16/2013, 12:31 PM

    What is chicken stock and where do you buy it?

    • Inessa 04/17/2013, 8:43 AM

      Hello Anna, I usually make my own homemade chicken stock. But you can use store-bought chicken broth. Check out the brands at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods if you want particularly good ones.

  • Erica 10/13/2015, 6:46 PM

    Made this today, it is good! I did thicken the sauce though with some butter and flour. Thanks for sharing the dish!

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