Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe
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Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe

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Laced with lemon and simmered in white wine, this stovetop entree is super easy and elegant. Just add sides of bread and veggies to make it into a great meal. —Cynthia Heil, Augusta, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 265 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Add wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle with lemon juice. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Piccata in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Very nice flavor!"

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Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"I made this tonight for my husband & me. We really liked it. It was very easy & delicious. I will make it again, I'm sure. My husband loves Chicken Piccata in restaurants, but I have never tried to make it. This was really easy. I'm sure there are more complicated recipes out there, but this worked for us just fine. Oh, I did thicken the sauce a bit with a little flour because hubby loves "gravy"."

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Very easy to make and so delicious. I did not have ckn breasts, so I used ckn thighs and it turned out delicious. Thank you"

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"This was really good and quick and easy.I used white cooking wine and chicken broth.It took a little longer than the recipe said to cook but I think my chicken breasts were a little larger.The chicken was really moist I will definitely make again"

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I love this! I always add artichoke hearts as well."

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