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Chicken Piccata

4 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each 8 to 10 oz. (250 to 310 g)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) all-purpose flour

3 Tbs. olive oil

3 Tbs. unsalted butter

1 Tbs. minced shallot

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) dry white wine

3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) chicken broth

2 Tbs. capers, drained

2 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Butterfly the chicken breasts and cut them in half. Working with one chicken breast half at a time, place the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and, using a meat pounder or other heavy, flat object, gently pound to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch (6 mm).

Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off the excess.

In the nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter or individual plates. Warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the pan and repeat to brown the remaining chicken.

Reduce the heat to medium and melt 1 Tbs. of the butter in the pan. Add the shallot and cook until softened and golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add the wine, lemon juice and broth, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining 2 Tbs. butter, the capers and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and pass any remaining sauce alongside. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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4 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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