- Chicken breasts 2
- Flour 4 tbsp
- Unsalted butter 3 tbsp
- Olive oil 2 tbsp
- Lemon juice 6 tbsp
- Chicken broth 1/2 cup
- Capers 1/4 cup
- Chopped fresh parsley optional
The chicken piccata is a main course very easy to prepare and refreshing by the acidic flavors it provides. It is made with chicken breast in thick fillets and is flavored with lemon and capers mainly, although there are many formulas to prepare this recipe, you can add garlic, shallots, parsley … it is also usual to use butter to cook, there are even recipes in the sauce is finished with a little cream.
Our recipe of Chicken piccata for a regular day is usually this simple, fast and very tasty, also light. If we prepare this recipe for a special meal we flavor it more and look for more creaminess in the sauce. Although it is a simple dish, it is worth to decorate a table of celebration, simply because it likes to all that try it.
The recipe, although it takes a spoonful of butter and olive oil, does not contribute much fat. We will use chicken broth instead of cream, as this adds extra calories. The combination of capers and lemon brings much flavor to the chicken, and a touch that is fresh and pleasant.
Season the breasts with salt and pepper and then beat them with the flour.
In a large skillet over medium heat melt 4 tablespoons butter and olive oil. When the butter begins to boil add the chicken breasts and cook for 3 minutes on each side, remove from the pan and put on a plate.
In the frying pan with the butter add the lemon juice, the capers, and the chicken broth. Cook until it begins to boil.
Place the breasts in the sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the sauce and put on a serving platter.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the sauce and mix with a blender and allow the sauce to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Pour the sauce over the breasts and serve.