Chicken Piccata

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 408.9
  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.1 mg
  • Sodium: 2,056.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 31.2 g

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Breaded Chicken with lemon-wine sauce. Breaded Chicken with lemon-wine sauce.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 - 5 or 6 oz chicken breast - no skin - no bone
    Salt & Pepper
    6 tbsp unsalted butter/margarine
    2 tbsp Olive Oil (extra light is cheap and fine here)
    3 tbsp finely chopped shallots (sub. yellow onion)
    3-5 sliced mushrooms (optional)
    5 oz of white wine - I like Pinot Grigio
    4 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice
    1/2 cup white flour
    Capers (optional, but adds a lot)


Makes 4 6-oz servings
Adapted from Alton Brown's "Turkey Piccata"

1) Pound the 4 pieces of chicken into 1/4" - 1/2" steaks between two moistened pieces of plastic wrap. I find that using a gallon freezer bag works well.

2) Season all 4 cutlets with salt and pepper on front and back.

3) finely chop the shallots/onion to 3 tbsp

1) Heat 4 tbsp butter and Olive oil in large pan to Med High.
2) Dredge seasoned chicken in flour, shake off excess, and place in pan.
3) Brown on both sides 2-3 minutes depending on thickness - I always use a probe thermometer to check for 170 degrees.
4) Remove chicken to serving dish and keep warm
5) lower the heat to medium
6) Add shallots/onions and mushrooms (if you choose) to pan and cook until the onions are translucent.
7) Add wine + lemon juice
8) Reduce by 1/3 over 3-5 minutes, increasing heat if necessary.
9) Roll 2 tbsp butter in flour
10) Add Capers to pan
11) Place rolled butter in pan and stir until the sauce thickens a bit. Should only be 90 seconds or so.
12) Pour sauce over chicken in serving dish.
13) Dress with parsley and a slices of lemons if you want to go crazy.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REBSIOT.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I made this using sliced Turkey breast from Trader Joe's for my family including a talented chef. Got raves especially for the sauce. - 10/26/12

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    This was great. My husband, son, and daughter-in-law loved it too! - 9/11/10

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    Very Good
    Sounds good--I'll be trying this one out on Friday - 4/9/08

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    Mmm, this was delicious! I used chicken broth instead of the wine, and I skipped the capers. Sooo good! Will definitely be making this one again! - 10/29/07

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    This is an awesome recipe. My husband and I love piccata this is a great version of it. I will definitely make this again and will be my new piccata recipe. - 8/26/07

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    This is very good. I love the creamed piccata sauces and this is a great substitute. - 8/26/07

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    Loved, loved, LOVED it! Forgot to add the capers, darn it, but no matter; it was sooooo good! My hubby couldn't stop raving about how good it was. :) Thanks for sharing! - 7/27/07