Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe
How To Make Chicken Piccata
Chicken piccata (or veal) is easy to make at home.
A friend recently asked me for the recipe and since I typed it up, I thought I would post it. I love chicken piccata and it is so fast and simple that there is no reason not to make it at home. You do not have to eat in a fancy restaurant to have chicken piccata.
- In large saute or fry pan, melt butter.
- While butter is melting, combine flour, salt and pepper in small bowl. Dip each piece of chicken in milk; shake off excess.
- Dredge chicken in flour mixture and add to fry pan. (I like to cut chicken breasts in half before coating.)
- Saute chicken in butter over medium to medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, turning. Add more butter as needed.
- Remove chicken from pan and place on platter. Keep chicken warm while making the sauce.
- In the same skillet, heat pan until hot then deglaze with the wine, stirring to get all of the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
- Turn heat to medium low and continue to cook sauce.
- While stirring squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon (no seeds please) into sauce.
- Add capers and continue to stir until sauce has thickened slightly.
- Taste and add more wine or lemon as to your taste.
- When sauce is ready, add chicken back to the pan and turn to coat.
For serving: Remove chicken to serving platter and top with any additional sauce, parsley sprigs and lemon slices.
Healthy Easy Chicken Piccata
Anytime you make a recipe at home it will be healthier than a restaurant version.
You can also improve the healthy aspects of it by using part olive oil. The olive oil option, while better for your heart, will change the buttery flavor to a richer olive flavor and is not quite as delicate, yet still YUMMY!
This butter sauce is simple to make and usually made “a la minute” meaning made in a minute after cooking your meat in the same skillet. In a restaurant that means to order per meal as opposed to a sauce made ahead.