Chicken Piccata

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Piccata is a method of preparing food: the meat is sliced, coated, sautéed and served in a sauce. The dish originated in Italy using veal. In the United States, it is most common to use chicken ( chicken piccata).

I was originally introduced to this dish when my husband was courting me…while we were dating he cooked me this chicken piccata…and the rest was history….including the fact that he claims I made the recipe better lol

But it’s really good, especially if you like lemon…and butter…and chicken!

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Prep: 5 minutes. Cook: 25 minutes. Total: 30 minutes


  • a small jar of capers
  • 2-4 chicken breasts, i pounded them out then seasoned and breaded them in 2 cups of flour.
  • 1 whole shallot or half a white onion
  • 2-3 cups of chicken stock
  • 3 gloves of garlic diced
  • 2 lemons ( for the juice).
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or margerine
  • 1 bunch of parsley ( maybe use about 1 cup diced)
  • You can pair this with potatoes, rice or pasta…In this recipe i used whole wheat thin spaghetti.

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In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on medium to high heat. Brown your chicken ( about 2 minutes on each side).

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Next, remove your chicken once it’s brown and add your onions, another tablespoon of butter, and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

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Add chicken broth, lemon juice ( be careful of seeds) and add your chicken….let em swim. Next add your parsley.IMG_0625

A little crushed red pepper is optional if you want it spicy. IMG_0626

Now add capers! You can add as much or as little as you like. Cook down for 20 minutes. And serve! I recommend a good Sauvignon Blanc with this dish! IMG_0628

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