Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata
Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit

This is a great dish if you want something tasty and quick. I love the freshness of the lemon and the saltiness of the capers in this recipe. I changed Bon Appétit's recipe a little. I didn’t dredge the chicken in flour, I increased the capers and switched the parsley to basil and oregano. I'm happy with the changes. Enjoy!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
1/3 cup drained capers
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
Basil for garnish

Directions:
1. Place chicken between 2 large sheets of plastic wrap. Using meat pounder or rolling pin, lightly pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Mix 1 tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons flour in small bowl until smooth.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets. Add 2 chicken breasts to each skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to platter; tent with foil to keep warm.

3. Bring wine, lemon juice and broth to boil in 1 skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk in butter-flour mixture and boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers, herbs and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.


23 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That chicken piccata looks delicious! I love capers...

Cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

This looks delicious and I so love quick and easy meals. I have got to try this one. I have it starred! Thanks!

Mimi said...

Chicken piccata is one of our favorites; yours looks delish!

Netts Nook said...

Great pictures. I love capers can't wait to try yours. Thanks for leaving a message on my blog.

Debbie said...

One of my very favorite chicken dishes! Yours looks so delicious!

Amanda said...

Beautiful dish!

Jamie said...

Oh, yum! You read my mind! I have been craving something like this lately and your chicken piccata looks delicious!

Spryte said...

That looks delicious!! I can't wait to try it!

Janna said...

this sounds so tasty and easy. I will be trying this soon!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Chicken piccata is one of my favorites but I've never had it with basil - what a great idea. I'm going to give this one a try. Great photos too.
Sam

Patsyk said...

One our favorite dishes, and great for weeknights.

finsmom said...

This looks really tasty! I so wish my hubby liked capers as much as I do!

Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

I love chicken piccata, I happen to think it's one of the best ways to eat chicken!

Zita said...

Capers, Oregano and basil, ooh.. i can almost smell the deliciousness of this dish :)

Jo said...

This looks really really delicious. I have to try this one weekend. The sauce makes the entire dish so succulent.

Deborah said...

I love capers, and thus looks very good!!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great. I'm with you on using oregano instead of parsley - I'm not a huge fan of parsley so it looks so much better to me! And my husband would love the additional capers.

Hillary said...

Your chicken piccata looks great. Next time, I'll add capers to mine. :)

Jacque said...

Mmm, chicken piccata is my favorite chicken dish. Yours looks delish! I like the idea of adding wine.

Peter M said...

Delish...capers in all their glory. Oh, was there chicken in this dish? lol

Carrie said...

This chicken piccata looks really great. I love the change from parsley to basil/oregano!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love chicken piccata! I really like that you didn't dredge it first and it still looks perfect! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

Zom G. said...

Made this tonight and got rave reviews! Plus, it was easy. One for the recipe box, thank you!

 
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