Chicken Piccata

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.2
  • Total Fat: 20.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.0 mg
  • Sodium: 388.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 29.3 g

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Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, I just removed the butter to make it a more healthy. Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, I just removed the butter to make it a more healthy.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 Skinless and boneless chicken breast, butterflied and cut in half
    Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
    All-purpose flour for dredging
    5 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    1/2 cup chicken stock
    1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
    1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    1 pat of Salted Butter


Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour shake off excess.

In a large skillet over medium high heat add 2.5T of oil. When oil is hot add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Add 2.5T olive oil when hot add the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown in the same manner. Remove pan from heat and chicken to plate.

Into the pan add lemon juice, stock, and capers. Return to stove and bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan fro extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove chicken to platter. Add pat of butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SONJAL78.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I think I could eat cardboard in this lemon sauce! - 11/11/10

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made the recipe for me and my son as we are truly fans of all sorts of chicken dishes. This one however, was a bit disappointing. It was extremely tangy and neither of us cared for the flavor. This is one we won't be repeating. - 9/9/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (9/10/09)
    I'm sorry that you didn't care for this recipe I guess everybody's tastes are different. Thanks for the feedback!

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    How much stock do you add to the pan???? - 9/8/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (9/8/09)
    Sorry! Just fixed recipe. 1/2cup of chicken stock

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    Ok but I still do not see an amount of how much chicken stock to add to the pan
    - 8/28/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (8/31/09)
    Sorry! 1/2 cup of chicken stock

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    This was wonderful, the family liked it and we will be having it again. Thank you. - 8/27/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (8/27/09)
    You are very welcome!

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    I love this dish - enough kick in the flavor to make it yummy and not dull. It's definitely not just another chicken dish :) - 8/27/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (8/27/09)
    Thank You! I really enjoy this one too. I love Chicken Picatta I just needed a more healther version.

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    It was wonderful. Thank you - 8/26/09

    Reply from SONJAL78 (8/27/09)
    Thank You! Your Welcome!