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Chicken for Dinner Again?

Lemon Chicken Piccata: A Classic Italian Dish Made Easy

Chicken piccata is a classic Italian dish that is made with chicken cutlets that are pounded thin, dredged in flour, and then sauteed in a lemon-caper sauce. It is a simple dish, but it is full of flavor and is sure to impress your guests.

Here is a recipe for lemon chicken piccata:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Pound the chicken breasts to 1/4-inch thickness.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture.

  3. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  5. Add the white wine, lemon juice, and capers to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.

  6. Return the chicken to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

This recipe can be easily adapted to your liking. You can use other types of white wine, such as sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio. You can also add other herbs to the sauce, such as thyme or rosemary.

Chicken piccata is a delicious and easy dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It can be served with pasta, rice, or vegetables. Enjoy!

Here are some tips for making the best lemon chicken piccata:

  • Use thin chicken breasts. This will help the chicken cook quickly and evenly.

  • Don't overcrowd the skillet. If you crowd the skillet, the chicken will not brown properly.

  • Don't overcook the chicken. The chicken should be cooked through, but still be moist and tender.

  • Adjust the seasonings to your liking. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

With these tips, you'll be sure to make a delicious and impressive lemon chicken piccata that everyone will love!

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