Prepare chicken breasts scallopini-style by pounding them into thin, quick-cooking servings, then dredge in lemon juice and breadcrumbs and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side. The white wine sauce with capers complements the flavor of the lemon juice, and makes a great topping for wild rice.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
4 teaspoons capers
1 tablespoon butter
How to Make It
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Brush chicken with juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
Add broth and wine to pan, and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in capers and butter.
Delicious and easy! I had four large chicken breasts which I cut in half after pounding thin. I therefore doubled the sauce (to which I added some garlic) - boiled some linquine and tossed with a little olive olive and drizzled with some of the extra sauce. Everyone loved it! (I did not use a non-stick skillet therefore used more olive oil in browning the chicken).
I tired these yesterday and I have to say they were such a hit! I didn't have Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs so I made my own seasoned breadcrumbs. Also, as i was making this dish ahead, I only cooked the chicken about 2 minutes tops on each side. It turned out very tender and not dry at all. Will definitely do it again!
So good! This is my favorite restaurant order and will now be in my permanant rotation at home. Very easy and quick. Steak and potato BF loved it. Served with roasted veggies tossed with orzo pasta. It's a keeper!
This recipe was very tasty and easy to make. I already had all of the ingredients, including the capers which gave it a flavor boost. It made enough for a second meal for my husband and myself. I will definitely make this recipe again. It will make a good company dish, also.
Can not say enough about this recipe. It is restaurant quality food! I was rushed with time to make dinner and not only was this delicious, it was pretty quick to make as well. Served with Garlic Green Beans from Southern Living . . . amazing!!!!
There are many great reviews of this dish, but I still wanted to add mine. Generally, it is hard to get my family to eat white meat chicken, as I tend to overcook it, but this dish was easy and a big success for all of us. We ate it with pasta, and the light sauce was a great match. Will definitely make it often.