Quick and Delicious Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

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This easy Chicken Piccata recipe is a quick and delicious option for weeknight dinners. The tender chicken breasts are lightly coated in flour, sautéed until golden brown and then served with a tangy and buttery lemon-caper sauce. With a prep time of just 15 minutes, this dish is a perfect combination of flavors, textures, and colors. Serve it with your favorite side dish and enjoy a delightful and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  6. In the same skillet, add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  8. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until melted.
  9. Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top.
  10. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until heated through.
  11. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.

Interesting Facts

  • The term 'piccata' refers to a cooking method where the meat is coated in flour and sautéed then served with a lemon-caper sauce.
  • Capers, which are an essential ingredient in Chicken Piccata, are actually pickled flower buds.
  • Chicken Piccata is a classic Italian-American dish that originated in the early 20th century.
  • This dish pairs well with a side of pasta, roasted vegetables, or a fresh green salad.