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.
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Jan 6, 2019
Delicious! Husband requests this all the time now, and he is very particular about his food. This recipe is not designed to make sauce for noodles so it’s too bad people rate it low because there wasn’t enough sauce left over for noodles. It is just for chicken...I always make the garlic-butter-white wine sauce from epicurious.com and add it to some angel hair pasta because it uses the exact same ingredients as this chicken recipe so it works out perfectly. I’ve also added some asparagus and mushrooms in with the noodles. Delicious.
Nov 28, 2018
This was nothing like any chicken piccata that I’ve ever had... the recipe appealed to me because I do not like capers, but the flavor was so unbelievably bland. There was barely any “sauce” when the chicken was fully cooked. I had to remove it from the pan and dump another 1/4 of wine and tbsp of lemon into the pan and simmer it for a while. Also added maybe 1/8 tsp of garlic and onion powder each. Changes made it paletable, but we will not be making this again.
Sep 25, 2018
I made the recipe as directed but there was almost no sauce to serve with the noodles. The taste of the chicken was good.
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