About the Dish:
Chicken Piccata is a classic Italian dish made with tender chicken breasts, tangy lemon sauce, and briny capers. It is a quick and easy recipe that is bursting with flavor. The chicken is lightly breaded and pan-fried until golden and crispy, then topped with a rich and zesty lemon sauce. The addition of capers adds a salty and slightly sour element to balance out the flavors. Serve this dish with creamy mashed potatoes or a side of pasta for a satisfying meal.
|4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts||1 pound|
|All-purpose flour||1/2 cup|
|Black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Lemon juice||1/4 cup|
|Chicken broth||1/2 cup|
- Step 1: Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off any excess.
- Step 2: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
- Step 3: In the same skillet, add the lemon juice, chicken broth, and capers. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has slightly thickened.
- Step 4: Turn off the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until melted and incorporated into the sauce. Return the chicken to the skillet and coat it with the lemon sauce.
- Step 5: Serve the Chicken Piccata hot with the lemon sauce spooned over the top. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.