Chicken Piccata

  • PattyMauldin Posted: 01/09/12
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    Cooking Light does it again; this dish is absolutely FABULOUS! This recipe is so delicious and rich tasting my husband kept asking me if I was sure this was a light, diet friendly recipe. I was instructed I must make again and again. I am not too crazy about capers but added them regardless to follow the recipe exactly. The sauce was so wonderful as is so I will never leave the capers out. Everything worked like a charm! This dish is very attractive and suitable for entertaining.

  • sgordon Posted: 01/10/12
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    Wow, this was great! However, I didn't bother with pounding and breading, just sautéed the naked breasts and added the yummy sauce. Also, cut back the olive oil and the butter in the late stages and it was still very rich. I did not serve with a carb that would soak up the sauce and I had too much for just the chicken. Next time I might serve with orzo as the sauce is the best thing! Definitely a keeper.

  • megdawg517 Posted: 01/09/12
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    I made this dish the other night and it turned out really tasty and satisfying. I am also not a fan of capers but added them anyway. As long as I didn't get more than one caper in a bite, it was delicious! :oP I served it with whole roasted baby red potatoes with onions, garlic, and rosemary. It was great!

  • Lihickey Posted: 01/11/12
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    I used 1 less T evoo and it was still delicious!!

  • Beccychelle Posted: 01/11/12
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    Amazing! It was easy and SO delicious! I made it exactly like the recipe and it was so yummy! My boyfriend LOVES chicken piccata and this is his new fave! I served with whipped (steamed) cauliflower (instead of mashed potatoes) and cinnamon/sugar butternut squash and it was a perfect meal!

  • CookinMcGuires Posted: 01/04/12
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    This recipe is fantastic. I made it exactly as written, no changes. We will definitely make this again soon! We served this with a carrot, potato, and parsnip mash and a spinach salad.

  • cmcacook Posted: 01/15/12
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    Incredible. Based on the other reviews and comments, I spooned most of the sauce over the chicken, but reserved some.Then made some orzo, added lemon zest and wilted in spinach. Tossed it all in a little of the reserved sauce. Yumm! This is definately a keeper! Orzo and spinach was a good side and went well with the flavors in the sauce.

  • bonniebp Posted: 01/20/12
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    I LOVE capers & was excited to try this recipe. Excellant! Chicken breasts turn out sooooo much better when they are pounded & find that parchment paper works better than wax paper. The recipe was easier then I expected, so I was still making the rest of the dinner after the main dish as finished. I repeat....YUM!

  • jillhazelrigg Posted: 01/17/12
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    By far the best chicken piccata i've had! Definitely going in the recipe book : )

  • KKB613 Posted: 01/21/12
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    So tasty! I love anything with capers, but this was all around a great dish. I think I'm starting to get the hang of pounding out the chicken.

  • AdrienneW Posted: 01/15/12
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    I really enjoyed this recipe. I had to make one alteration as I just felt like the sauce was too sour for my family's liking. I added about 1 TBSP of agave syrup to tone down the tartness. It helped and my family loved it.

  • dgitlin612 Posted: 01/19/12
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    Excellent recipe. Followed the recipe, except we used chicken tenders and did not pound them. Came together very quickly. One of the best chicken piccata recipes I have made. Served this with steamed Yukon Gold potatoes and sauteed yellow squash and spinach.

  • lisamnelson Posted: 01/20/12
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    A great chicken piccata recipe. relatively easy and delicious. My husband loved it and doesn't always like 'low fat stuff':) flavors were great, not too lemony or tart - excellent. had it with parmesan couscous which was perfect.

  • blackberrygirl Posted: 01/31/12
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    My 8-year-old loved this - she especially liked the lemony-flavored sauce. Although the pounded chicken cooked beautifully in 8 minutes, I would recommend buying cutlets so you could skip that step altogether. I was surprised how dark the sauce was - maybe that was just mine, and also how much butter it called for. My husband and I both liked it - but I wouldn't call it the quintessential piccata recipe. The search continues!

  • buenacena Posted: 01/22/12
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    I liked this recipe, but my fiancé did not. The lemon in the sauce was a tad overpowering, and I would have preferred the sauce to be a bit thinner (perhaps I cooked it too long?) In any case, I might make again when home alone, but will likely continue my search for the perfect chicken piccata recipe and try a different one.

  • BayouBecky Posted: 02/23/12
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    I used the thin sliced chicken breast so I did not pound it. The chicken was succulent and there is plenty of sauce to put over another side dish such as potatoes, rice or pasta. I made a quinoa/brown rice blend and served green peas. The chicken with two tablespoons of sauce is 9 WW points. Loved it! This is a keeper.

  • karen0920 Posted: 02/03/12
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    Hubby says this one is a keeper! Even on a weeknight I was able to pull this together and have a fabulous dinner in about 1/2 an hour! Loved the sauce!

  • kebohs Posted: 02/07/12
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    It was absolutely delish. I served this with some rice and some roasted vegetables. I would make this again.

  • srwfromorange Posted: 02/02/12
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    Super tasty & super easy recipe. My husband & I were fighting over the capers! I used cutlets (so easy) but made no other changes & made mashed potatoes & roasted apsargus to accompany the chicken. I developed my own lemon caper sauce a long time ago, but this sauce is much lighter (mine has 3T butter & 2Tevoo & finishes with heavy cream) and has even deeper flavor with the garlic. Hubby says its a keeper. I say YUMMY.

  • BonnieLou Posted: 02/15/12
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    Made this last night for a quick Valentine's dinner. It was simple, healthy, yet still tasted rich. Served with brown rice and roasted brussel sprouts. I would definitely make this for company. The flavors and ease of preparation were both 5 star worthy.

  • LMasterson Posted: 02/07/12
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    This was my first time ever making piccata. It was not only easy but delicious. The sauce was so light, and although I thought the shallots were burning (ended up sautéing them much less than three minutes), they tasted great. Served it over linguini fini, and my husband and I both loved it. Will definitely be making this again.

  • AllisonFoodie Posted: 03/04/12
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    My whole family, young children included, loved this dish! I put the piccata marinade on the chicken for the little ones then wiped some of it off, so as to not scare them with the capers and garlic slices. Note that this recipe took closer to an hour (not 31 minutes) to make.

  • KRECary Posted: 02/07/12
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    Delicious!!!

  • geoffreybooth Posted: 03/03/12
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    I just cooked this and am eating it as I type. It looked intimidating with the sauce part and I was wondering if it would turn out ok. It did more than that. This is delicious!!!! I highly recommend it!

  • BeckyJL Posted: 10/06/12
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    Delicious chicken dinner. Love the zip of the lemon and capers together. A definate addition to the dinner rotation!

  • nkluz715 Posted: 04/18/12
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    This is my new favorite chicken recipe! It's easy enough to make on a weeknight, but nice enough for company. Either way it feels like a real treat! I can't wait to make it again!

  • judithah41 Posted: 01/10/13
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    Excellent recipe. Tasty and satisfying. Will definitely make this Piccata again.

  • osequin Posted: 08/28/12
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    This got great reviews from my family. The chicken was so tender and the sauce came out very nicely. I served this over yellow squash ribbons with rice pilaf. It looked very fancy!

  • nola0107 Posted: 08/20/12
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    I am surprised by all the five-star reviews! I made this tonight and I won't make it again. The sauce was way overpowered by the lemon juice, which put all the other flavors out of balance. I also found the flour coating to be soft and a bit slimy. I followed the directions and ingredients exactly, as I always do. I cook almost exclusively from CL and have found so many keepers to add to our regular rotation. I love being able to see how other cooks rate the recipes. I'm sorry I can't add my five stars!

  • joyfultoo Posted: 10/25/12
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    Loved it! Easy to make. I added a little white wine at the beginning of the thickening process for more flavor. Used onions instead of shallots as that is what I had on hand. Sure turned ordinary chicken into a delicious dish.

  • SweetieMagoo02 Posted: 01/13/13
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    This recipe was fabulous! It was easy to make and my family loved it. Will be making it again.

  • zarf46 Posted: 10/25/12
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    A keeper for sure! Easy and very convienent to make.

  • Harmsen5 Posted: 02/28/13
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    This is one of the best Piccata recipes I have tried. I followed the recipe as shown but used sweet white onion in place of the shallots. I also doubled the liquids as I like to serve it with a bit more of the sauce. The flavor was rich and smooth. This is definitely a keeper.

  • ktleyed Posted: 04/13/13
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    Great addition to my week night rotation, the sauce is delicious! Really helps to buy the chicken cutlets sliced thin and pounded to save a step. Served with brown rice and browned butter asparagus from CL.

  • honey226 Posted: 02/17/13
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    I love this dish and will defiantly made again!

  • mroberts8013 Posted: 03/29/13
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    This is one of my favorite recipes! My entire family loves it, even our 2 picky little ones. It's quick and easy to make, so we make it often. Love it!!

  • elsinore51 Posted: 10/16/12
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    My DH was craving some Chicken Piccata and I suggested that I try making it rather than going out. It was wonderful...he thought it was better than a restaurant! I followed the directions completely and would not change a thing. I would only suggest that you be sure to prep everything before you start cooking because it all goes quickly once you start! Served it with a little angel hair pasta w/a tomato sauce and a salad. Perfect.

  • Stefanie05 Posted: 06/11/12
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    My husband normally doesn't like lemony chicken dishes, but even he gave this one two thumbs up. I made as directed with the following exceptions: I sliced the chicken into thin strips rather than pounding, I excluded capers (they're not available in my country) and I completely forgot to sprinkle the parsley. The dish was still fantastic, especially paired with risotto and asparagus. I liked having a little extra sauce to spoon over the vegetables, so the sauce was just right for me.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 03/05/13
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    I have made this recipe many times and it never fails to pack a great flavor punch and really brighten up a meal! I omit the capers (personal preference), and use chicken tenders in lieu of doing the "pounding" on chicken breasts (saves loads of time!) but otherwise make as directed. As a final step, I always put the chicken back in the pan with sauce and "glaze" both sides of the tenders for a few minutes. Serve with green beans and some roasted red potatoes and you've got yourself a 5-star meal on a weeknight! Enjoy!

  • MarcBrodsky Posted: 05/17/12
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    Winner winner, chicken dinner! I made this last night to rave reviews from my wife and 3 year old daughter (we left the sauce off of her chicken). I put a heavy cast iron skillet in the oven and heated it to 450 derees, then followed the recipe exactly. I roasted fresh root vegetables drizzled with some Napa Valley extra-virgin olive oil, salt & pepper at 450 for about 20 minutes, until slightly browned. It's pretty quick and easy to make, it's as good or better than any chicken piccata I've ever even in a restaurant and it's relatively healthful. What a great meal!

  • Robbbi Posted: 12/28/12
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    Great dish. I added sliced mushrooms

  • KristenNC Posted: 02/05/13
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    Taste waas good, but took WAY longer than noted- because you'll also need a side sdish and vegetable (we used whole grain spaghetti and roasted asparagus and poblanos). I made extra sauce by increasing the white wine, lemon juuice and flour so we had enough to also go over the pasta. Great taste but kind of time consuming with multiple steps of using only a quarter cup of this, reserving the other, etc... I kept thinking, there has to be an easier way to make this dish... overall, good, but plan on needing an hour for prep and cooking.

  • MONICACUBERO Posted: 04/23/13
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    This recipe is top-notch! It's best to prepare everything ahead of time so things go smoothly. I can't get enough of this! Enjoy!

  • JoAnnManthey Posted: 05/22/13
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    It's perfect - doubled the sauce amount, however. I added the chicken back into the sauce rather than put the sauce on each piece. Definitely a go-to version of Piccata.

  • Lola1968 Posted: 12/22/13
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    Loved this recipe. Changed it a little. First, I doubled the sauce to put it on angel hair pasta. We added mushrooms to the recipe (next time artichoke hearts) and decreased the capers so it wasn't as briny. Absolutely will eat this again.

  • LittleAsian Posted: 02/06/14
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    Cooked it as a request, and my wife enjoyed it. Could have used more sauce. I just like sauce!

  • GayleR Posted: 01/30/14
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    Nice and easy.

  • Cherrybelle Posted: 01/28/14
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    Great Piccata recipe. I served it over pasta so I doubled the sauce. My Husband and son both really liked it we will put this one into rotation.

  • kwielatz Posted: 02/16/14
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    Fabulous! I love it. Never cooked with capers before but they give it a great taste esp with lemon juice.yummm. I agree that it needs more sauce.

  • jspicest Posted: 10/18/13
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    This recipe was relatively simple and absolutely delicious! I doubled and had leftovers for lunch for three days. We served it with mashed potatoes, to soak up the stellar sauce, and fresh green beans.

  • steponme Posted: 09/07/13
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    Delicious, and fairly simple to put together.

  • mel7art Posted: 08/22/13
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    Absolutely delicious! Even picky husband who doesn't like things too "lemony" enjoyed it! I always use bottled lemon juice for this kind of recipe - it's always consistent. Fresh lemons always vary in how tart/acidic they are, and I find that using the bottled juice gives more consistent results.

  • Karen B Posted: 07/07/13
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    A delicious recipe. However, it is best to prepare everything everything beforehand and have it all ready when you assemble the sauce, as there are several ingredients that go into it. It certainly is worth the effort, but it is a bit too complicated for me to put on a weeknight rotation.

  • Jazdeg Posted: 02/19/14
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    Great recipe, my family loved it and pretty easy to make. Will definitely make again.

  • CarrieLMB Posted: 11/20/13
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    Very nice and not too difficult. Used thin cut chicken breast and didn't hammer out. DH and I both enjoyed!

  • inthekitchen45 Posted: 05/07/14
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    This is the best choice on my board for Piccata

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