Chicken Piccata with Capers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 221.3
  • Total Fat: 10.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.5 mg
  • Sodium: 350.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    4 pieces (1 pound) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, sliced or pounded thin
    1/4 t black pepper
    3 T all-purpose flour
    2 T butter, unslated
    3/4 C chicken stock, unslated
    1/4 C fresh squeezed lemon juice
    2 T capers, drained (more if you love capers)

    Garnish 3 T minced flat leaf parsley
    Optional: garnish with thin slices of lemon, salt to taste


Pound or slice chicken breast to make even for fast and even cooking.
Combine the black pepper and flour on a plate and lightly coat the chicken on all sides with the flour.
In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side. Add stock, juice, and capers; reduce heat to medium and simmer about five minutes, basting the chicken every now and then with the sauce. When chicken is done, remove to a serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Bring the sauce to a boil and cook another 2-5 minutes until it reduces a bit and thickens. Serve over the chicken. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley and thin slices of lemon.

Serving Size: makes four 4 oz. breast servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WHATEVER95.