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, until chicken is no longer pink, 12-15 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
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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.
Mar 19, 2020
This was extremely easy and I thought very delicious. I didn't have enough white cooking wine so I did half that and half veggie stock, but did everything else. Even my picky eater teen got seconds.
Dec 22, 2019
This is sooo bland! The picture indicates that the chicken breast is thick, yet the directions say to pound it thin. It shows pasta, yet there is no sauce for it. Rice would've been a better choice.
Oct 17, 2019
Question. I hate the taste of wine. when cooking with wine can you taste it in the food. If so what would be a good substitute.
Aug 28, 2019
Hello I have a question if u don't have lemon what else can I use
Aug 1, 2019
Quick easy entree that will make people think you worked hard to create it. :) My husband really enjoyed it!
Apr 11, 2019
My whole family really enjoyed this recipe! After I took the chicken out of the pan, I added more butter and chicken broth, then added flour to thicken.
Jan 21, 2019
This was great and super easy, which is good since I'm not much of a cook. :) I used chicken broth and it turned out well.
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.