Classic Chicken Piccata

Wine, lemon juice, and capers add a trio of flavors to this Italian chicken recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Photo by Henya B.
Adapted from recipe.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

26

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

26

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from recipe.com

Ingredients

  • 4

    boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon each salt and black pepper

  • 3

    tablespoons flour

  • 2

    tablespoonsunsalted butter

  • 1

    large shallot, minced

  • 1/2

    cup white wine

  • 1/3

    cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped capers

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh parsley

Directions

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow plate. Coat breasts on both sides; set aside. 2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan. Cook 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a platter; cover and keep warm. 3. Add shallots to pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice and capers; bring to a simmer. 4. Return chicken to pan; spoon sauce on top. Reduce heat to medium. Cover partially; cook 5 minutes or until cooked through. Stir in parsley before serving. 5. Chicken recipes adapted from Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking, by Beth Hensperger.

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