Quick Chicken Piccata
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 265 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.
May 31, 2018
Tried this today, and so delicious and moist. Had it with pasta but I reckon it will go better with some fresh veggies. I'm having this again!
May 27, 2018
Very tasty meal. I served it with noodles and asparagus
Apr 28, 2018
Easy and delicious. Good meal for after long day of work.
Feb 19, 2018
This chicken recipe was quick and easy and my husband thought it was very tasty. I served it with a side of sauteed brussel sprouts and it made for a very nice meal.
Dec 13, 2017
I didn't pound the chicken breasts, added lemon juice to wine, and added 1TB rinsed capers to the sauce. Very good! I prefer to brown in a mix of olive oil and butter.
Oct 5, 2017
For the white wine I used dry vermouth. Just two of us so only two chicken breasts. Other than that I followed the recipe to the letter. It's a keeper, will make it again.
Sep 7, 2017
I prepared this chicken tonight and it a real winner. So easy but so very good. I followed the advice of other viewers and added the lemon juice with the wine. The wine gives it such a good flavor with no alcohol. We will have this again.Volunteer Field Editor
Jul 17, 2017
I made this yesterday and added the lemon juice with the white wine. Also per another reviewer used both butter & olive oil for browning the chicken. Husband who doesn't care for chicken said it had good flavor and suggested the next time to add some capers. I also did not pound the chicken breasts. Served it with baked potato and coleslaw. Will be making this again!
Feb 1, 2017
Followed the recipe other than adding fresh lemon juice with the wine instead at the end. And it was a huge hit! My 3 year old who does not and will not eat chicken ate a whole chicken breast last night and said it was good. I still feel in shock of him eating it so well. This is definitely a keeper!
Jan 17, 2017
We really enjoyed this. I used more wine, lemon juice and broth and thickened all with the flour mix left over from breading the chicken. I also added capers because my husband likes them and they did add something. I also used 2 T. butter and 2 T. olive oil.
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