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Chicken Piccata is one of my all time favorite dishes. Tender chicken breasts are dredged in a lemon pepper flour and seared until golden. The chicken is then simmered in a fresh lemon caper white wine sauce. Serve this easy (yet seemingly fancy) dish over pasta or mashed potatoes to impress your friends and family!
Add in a side salad and a loaf of crusty bread for the perfect meal.
Easy Italian Meals at HomeWe love going out to eat and Italian is one of my all time favorite choices. From Chicken Parmesan or a hearty pappardelle topped with bolognese to the bread and fresh olive oils, I just can’t resist (and of course don’t even get me started with Eggplant Parmesan).
Being able to make restaurant quality meals at home means I don’t have to sacrifice the meals I love while saving money (let’s keep it real, while staying in my pajamas). Cue, this easy chicken piccata recipe, it is a win-win!
What Is Chicken Piccata?Chicken Piccata (or any piccata such as veal piccata) is a dish that features meat pounded thin and topped with a buttery lemon caper sauce.
Similar to my Lemon Shrimp Linguine, this lemon chicken piccata is usually served over pasta and I prefer a thinner pasta such as angel hair or a light linguine as its a delicate dish. It also goes great with Oven Roasted Potatoes and a side of baked zucchini or steamed broccoli!
How to Make Chicken PiccataThe meat is dredged in flour then added to a easy piccata sauce made from lemon and white wine that is packed full of full ofcapers and butter, and other delicious ingredients.
This sauce is reduced to bring out the best flavors from the broth, white wine,butter and garlic, and capers. It creates a light but silky sauce with a flavor punch you won’t be able to resist!
To make this easy chicken piccata, begin by pounding the chicken breasts until they are even (so the fatter side cooks at the same rate as the thinner end). The back of a sturdy cup or rolling pin also work in a pinch, though i like to use a meat tenderizer. Feel free to cut them in half if your chicken breasts are large. Sear the chicken breasts on both sides to brown the outside. Because they are thin, they’ll only need a few minutes.
To make this easy chicken piccata sauce:
Piccata sauce is so easy to make yet has tons of flavor and is great over pasta!
What to Serve With Chicken PiccataChicken Piccata is a great dish with a delicious buttery sauce so we serve it over any starchy carb (or of course Zucchini Noodles or Cauliflower Rice if you’re a low-carber). We love noodles, especially the pasta found in the refrigerator area of our grocery store (since it’s so easy and fast).
Alongside most pasta dishes like (Baked Spaghetti) we always add bread or buns to sop up any sauce and of course a fresh Italian salad or Caesar Salad.
If you’ve got leftovers, piccata can be reheated in the microwave or placed in a small pan with a lid and cooked on low until heated through.