Chicken Piccata from Cooking Light

Serve this tangy dish with mashed potatoes or seasonal root vegetables.

Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 ounce(s) all-purpose flour divided (abt. 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon(s) butter divided
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) finely chopped shallots
  • 4 clove(s) medium garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup(s) dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup(s) fat-free, lower sodium chicken broth divided
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) drained capers
  • 3 tablespoon(s) coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

  1. 1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2 inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Place 1 teaspoon flour in a small bowl, and place remaining flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour in shallow dish; shake off excess.
  2. 2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; saute 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. 3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots to pan; saute 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; saute 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup broth to reserved 1 teaspoon flour; stir until smooth. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half (about 5 minutes). Stir in flour mixture; cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, juice and capers. Place 1 chicken breast half on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce. Sprinkle each serving with about 2 teaspoons parsley.
September 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by marybillingsley and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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