Tangy Chicken Piccata

"This is a nice, easy recipe that is delicious!"
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  • Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
  • Coat each breast with flour mixture.
  • Shake off excess.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter.
  • Add the chicken breasts and sauté (turning once) over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from skillet.
  • In same skillet, combine the chicken broth, wine, and lemon juice.
  • Boil sauce, reducing it by one third.
  • Top chicken with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with capers.

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  1. Melissa Husted
    Outstanding! White meat is sometimes boring. Not so with this recipe. The sharpness of the wine, lemon juice & capers is refreshingly pleasant. To balance the meal, I served this with a curry rice (with golden raisins, green onions & toasted almonds) and melon peach salad, both on this website. It was great with a quality chardonnay. I plan to serve it again at a dinner party I'm giving in a couple of weeks. I think an onion focaccia with Ranch dipping sauce will make a nice appetizer. And dessert will be chocolate-dipped cookies and chamomile tea.
  2. Phyllis Choppa
    Tired of plain chicken? This is so easy and so good! I made it with baked ziti. It was a hit with the family.I use to order this dish out. Now I'll make my own!
  3. Suz2
    This is a very easy and quick dish that makes you look like you are a culinary whiz to your friends. Lots of rave reviews!
  4. Hippie2MARS
    Excellent flavor! However, I doubled the sauce and it still wasn't enough. Next time I'll quadruple it. I added the chicken back to the sauce to simmer for a few minutes and it was wonderful! I did add a bit of garlic powder to the flour, and some minced garlic to the sauce because I love the flavor combination of lemon and garlic. Definitely will make again. I served this over angel hair pasta and a side of sauteed zucchini and mushrooms.
  5. southshore cook
    Made this exactly as written for our Christmas Eve dinner and it was wonderful!! Served with rice pilaf and spinach quickly wilted in the same pan with a bit of garlic and lemon. Lovely dinner!


  1. Loryn
    I quadrupled the sauce but it does seem to reduce very quickly. There was just enough, but I wish there was more!
  2. Mira99
    Can we say yummy!! I used fresh tilapia fillet instead of chicken. Basically did everything the recipe said. The next time I might try adding the capers to the sauce as its 'reducing by a third' to make them more tender. It was great and fast. Another keeper.
  3. Domer96
    A new family favorite!! I used those chicken tenders instead of pounding whole chicken breasts and they worked great. I can't believe how easy this is, and yet so delicious. Thank you for posting this!!



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