Chicken Piccata

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Serving Size: 6 ounce
Recipe adapted from:
Mayumi Tavalero
You'll love the tart, rich taste of this Chicken Picatta. Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes with a side of steamed broccoli.
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  • Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Put each piece between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them to 3/8 inch thick.
  • Season cutlets with salt, pepper, and thyme; Lightly dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Heat a large sauté pan(s) to medium-high and add half the olive oil. Place cutlets in pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side until nicely browned, working in batches and adding more oil if necessary Remove chicken from pan(s) and reserve to a plate. Return sauté pan(s), unwashed to heat.
  • Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, and capers to the pan. Using a wooden spatula scrape up the browned bits. Add any accumulated juices from the reserved plate of chicken to the pan, then precede to reduce the sauce by half.
  • Remove pan(s) from heat and whisk in the cold butter and parsley. Return chicken to pan and turn to coat with sauce. Serve on a platter family style or plate.

Cook Times

Active Prep15
Hands-On Cook15
Hands-Off Cook0
Total Time30 minutes
Recipe Serving Size6 servings



  • 3 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon capers drained
  • 4 tablespoon butter very cold
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped

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Reheating/Serving Instructions
Heat in microwave on medium power until heated through.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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