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Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe

Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe

Laced with lemon and simmered in white wine, this easy stovetop entree couldn’t be more elegant. An added bonus? It fills the house with a wonderful aroma. “Just add a salad, bread and veggies and this makes a great meal for company,” says contributor Cynthia Heil of Martinez, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown chicken over medium heat in butter. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle with lemon juice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 171 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.