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EASY CHICKEN PICCATA

Easy Chicken Picatta, one of the best comfort foods ever, made HEALTHIER so it can be enjoyed any day of the week! Plus, it's so easy to make and is ready to devour in just 25 minutes!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • kosher salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 tbsp capers
  • Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or in a large Ziploc bag and pound evenly until approximately 1/2-inch thick.

  2. Once flattened, season both sides with salt and  ground black pepper.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken until golden-brown, approx. 3-5 minutes per side.  Remove and set aside.

  4. Melt butter in the skillet and sprinkle in flour. Let flour bubble in the butter for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Whisk in chicken stock until sauce thickens and is smooth.

  6. Mix in juice of 1 lemon and stir in capers. Sauce should be a little thick.

  7. Return chicken breasts and any escaped juices to sauce and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Slice remaining lemon into wheels and lay over chicken and sauce.

  8. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
EASY CHICKEN PICCATA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 490mg21%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.