Maggie, Cooking's Note:
A conglomeration of several recipes, taking the best from each to make one yummy dish. If you like chicken and love lemon and butter together, this is a real treat. I like to serve this with pasta and steamed broccoli.
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- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I use unseasoned)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (thin cut or pounded thin!)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup boiling water (or 1/2 cup chicken stock)
- 1 chicken bouillon cube (unless using chicken stock)
- 2 tablespoons capers (optional)
- 1/2 lemon, cut into 4 slices and twisted for garnish and for extra flavor (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley (optional)
- 1Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a shallow bowl.
- 2In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
- 3Dip each chicken breast in the egg mixture and then breadcrumb mixture so that each is well coated.
- 4Melt butter with olive oil in frying pan on medium heat, and add coated chicken breasts, cooking about 8-10 minutes until nicely browned on each side and almost fully cooked. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
- 5Dissolve bouillon cube in boiling water and add liquid to pan with capers and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, bringing just to boiling and scraping the pan to release the flavorful bits.
- 6Return chicken to pan, add capers if desired, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
- 7Remove chicken to plate, spoon over some sauce, sprinkle on some fresh parsley and garnish with twisted lemon slices.
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Nutritional Facts for Maggie's Chicken Piccata
Serving Size: 1 (223 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 373.7
- Calories from Fat 201
- Total Fat 22.3 g
- Saturated Fat 7.8 g
- Cholesterol 144.3 mg
- Sodium 731.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 1.4 g
- Protein 30.9 g