Chicken Piccata

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Chicken Piccata is easy to make and it is so good for being so simple. If you enjoy chicken and lemon this a definite must try. Its also good for anyone staying away from carbs. This dish can have many sides from asparagus, to rice or just a side salad.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • flour for dredging
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons real butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons of capers
  • 5 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley * optional*

Directions:

  1. Season the flour with salt and pepper, and slice the chicken breasts in half , long ways to get cutlets.
  2. Dredge the chicken slices in the seasoned flour. Shake off.
  3. Heat (on medium) the oil, garlic  and butter in a heavy frying pan, and add  the chicken pieces to the pan.
    Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side over medium heat, until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through.
  4. Keep the chicken warm while you prepare the sauce by placing it on a plate covered with foil.
  5. Add the wine to the pan and cook over high heat until reduced by half. This can take up to 10- 15 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the butter and using a whisk blend it into the sauce.
  8. Stir in the capers and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Return all of the cooked chicken to the frying pan, and heat in the sauce.
    Serve hot.   Enjoy !!
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