Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce

I distinctly remember the first time I tasted Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce. It was summertime, and a family friend had invited us over for dinner. Upon taking the first bite, I was taken aback by the contrasting flavors of acidic and indulgent as the tangy lemon sauce mingled with the succulent, golden-brown chicken.

I was so impressed, I immediately knew I wanted to one-up my previous cooking attempts and replicate it at home. I decided to research and experiment on creating my own version of this amazing dish.

After a few failed attempts, I managed to find the perfect ratio of ingredients that truly unlocked the flavors of the dish. A light dusting of seasoned flour, parchment-lined baking sheet, buttery, golden chicken breast, and the addition of my homemade lemon sauce completed the experience.

Now, Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce is a staple in my cooking repertoire and my family’s favorite dish.

Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce

4 from 2 votes
Recipe by Recipe Wonderland Contributors Course: Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Easy RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 tbsp 2 all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 black pepper

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 white wine

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp 2 capers

  • 2 tbsp 2 butter

  • 2 tbsp 2 parsley (minced)

Directions

  • In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Dust the chicken breasts with the flour mixture.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the white wine, lemon juice, and capers. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley.
  • Serve the chicken and sauce over a bed of fresh pasta or steamed rice.

Notes

  • As noted the dish can be served with white rice or any other side dish that you prefer.

Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce is an incredibly versatile dish that can be enjoyed for any occasion, both formal or casual. The combination of chicken, lemon and butter creates a delicate and flavorful meal with a hint of tangy lemon and the richness of the butter. The tender chicken and the creamy lemon sauce create a delicious and comforting entrée that can be easily prepared in under 30 minutes.

Not only is Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce incredibly simple to make, but it is also incredibly healthy. The light sauce combines healthy ingredients, such as chicken breast, lemon juice, capers, and butter to create a meal packed with protein, Vitamin C, and healthy fats. This dish is an excellent choice for those looking for a quick, healthy and flavorful meal.

The lemon sauce is an elegant and flavorful addition to the dish that can make an ordinary chicken dinner impressive and special. The combination of zesty lemon, butter and garlic give this dish a delicious flavor that will wow guests and leave them wanting more.

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