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Flavorful Fridays: Chicken Piccata

June 18, 2010

I know I’ve mentioned before that my family likes to eat meat, but the meat we eat most frequently is chicken. On the majority of weekday nights that I decide to cook chicken breasts, I usually cook them on the stove top with a little olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper for flavor. These three simple ingredients really give it all the flavor it needs. Some of the nicest “yummy sounds” to have escaped my husband’s mouth are after a bite of my simple chicken. While it’s simple, and we love the flavor, my favorite way of preparing chicken is piccata style. Piccata refers to the cooking method–sauted in a sauce of lemon, capers, olive oil/butter. Maybe you’ve seen Veal Piccata or Turkey Piccata on a menu…it’s the same thing but with a different meat.

I love the flavor of the chicken after it’s been sauted in a lemon and caper sauce. It has a little more kick and depth to it. Want to make a whole meal around Chicken Piccata? Add a creamy pasta and green string beans to your menu. Be sure to drizzle some of your extra lemon sauce over the beans!

Chicken Piccata


2 chicken breasts, cut and pounded into cutlets

1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup dry white wine

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup chicken broth

2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 Tablespoon capers, drained


Place olive oil in a saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add cutlets and saute for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Transfer cutlets to a plate; set aside and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Add garlic and cook until slightly brown. Add broth, lemon juice, and capers. Place the cutlets back into the pan and cook about 1 minute on each side, coating each side in the sauce. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. June 18, 2010 2:40 pm

    Yay! You’re back! We had so much fun with you and Will last weekend. Wish we lived even closer!

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