The Chicken Picatta

The Chicken Picatta

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13 review(s) averaging 4.3. 83% would make again

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My version of a classic savory, tangy chicken saute dish. I dare you to find a tastier picatta! For best results, serve over rice pilaf or linguini if desired. May also substitue chicken breasts with veal cutlets or pork loins.

"Instead of cooking chicken in sauce I lightly breaded and quickly seared in seperate frying pan and finished by baking. The sauce was lightly (capers are very salty) placed on chicken and served with plain spaghetti noodles. Everyone enjoyed thoroughly. "

- Kerrifitz

Ingredients

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2 large Chicken Breasts; boneless, skinless
4 tblspoons Olive oil
1 3 finger pinch Fresh garlic; peeled, minced
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Black pepper; crushed or coarse ground
1/4 whole Fresh lemon
2 tblspoons Capers
2 tablespoons Caper juice; (from jar)
2 cups Flour
2 1/4" slices Butter; salted or unsalted
1/2 cup white wine; (any type)
1 Wooden or metal mallet for pounding meat

Original recipe makes 2

Servings  

Preparation

Lay out chicken breasts, cover with plastic, and pound chicken breasts evenly until they are ? to ? inch thick. Pounding the chicken is a very important step if you wish your chicken to be as tender as possible. Marinade chicken breasts with 2 tblspoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Dredge chicken breasts in flour to cover.

Heat remaining 2 tblspoons olive oil in medium-large saute pan on medium-high heat/flame. Place chicken breasts into sautee pans stirring periodically to avoid sticking and or burning. After 3 minutes or when bottom of chicken breasts are a light golden brown, turn chicken breasts with tongs. Cook on other side for another 2-3 minutes or until light golden brown.

Add garlic to pan. Stir chicken and garlic together until garlic is light golden brown. Add capers and "caper juice" (from the jar the capers came in). Saute until caper juice is about half evaporated. Pour in white wine and sqeeze the juice from the fresh lemon.

When sauce starts to boil, chicken should be done. Add butter to sauce and transfer chicken from pan to bed of rice pilaf/pasta or to plate. Allow the butter to melt and the sauce to thicken for about 1-2 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and enjoy.

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this was so good i thought i died and gone to Italy, thanks for sharing, CCheryl photo by CCheryl CCheryl

photo by jewells75 jewells75

photo by jewells75 jewells75

photo by jewells75 jewells75

photo by jewells75 jewells75

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I did not add the capers or flour and i baked the chicken. It was very good.
jewells75 1 year ago
I doubled the sauce and made the chicken separately. I also added 2 tablespoons of flour to the sauce to make it thicken. Great flavor and very easy. I would suggest to buy a big bottle of wine so you can have a glass while cooking!
Feldmacj 1 year ago
I doubled the sauce. Easy to make. Very good.
Ajkingsley 1 year ago
I made this for a large group and it was tender and came out perfect. Loved the part where you tenderized the meat with olive oil/salt/pepper before you dredged with flour. I would make this a 100 times over. Thanks for the recipe.
J9ohio 3 years ago
Amazing! Made it for my family of 6! Came out perfect. The only thing I did different was I cooked the chicken separate from the sauce then added it all together at the end! Taste just like restaurant style! ?
Skosinski15 3 years ago
Amazing! Made it for my family of 6! Came out perfect. The only thing I did different was I cooked the chicken separate from the sauce then added it all together at the end! Taste just like restaurant style! ?
Skosinski15 3 years ago
Didn't need butter or whole lemon but was good and tasty.
Tekomino 4 years ago
I used 1/2 the olive oil and added a little butter to brown the chicken. the sauce is a little lighter, if you remove the chicken from the pan, and use the wine to de-glaze the pan before adding the capers and lemon juice.
mdcraig62 4 years ago
Instead of cooking chicken in sauce I lightly breaded and quickly seared in seperate frying pan and finished by baking. The sauce was lightly (capers are very salty) placed on chicken and served with plain spaghetti noodles. Everyone enjoyed thoroughly.
Kerrifitz 4 years ago
this recipe sounds wonderful, and i cant wait to try it, i love chicken piccata,,yummerz
CCheryl 4 years ago
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