New Year’s Resolution Chicken Piccata

Here is my lighter version of Chicken Piccata without the butter and flour.  It’s light and flavorful and finished in about 10 minutes.

Serves 4

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split horizontally and pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • ½ C. white wine
  • 1 T. capers with brine
  • ½ C. chicken broth
  • The juice and zest from ½ a lemon
  • 1 T. chopped fresh parsley

Pound the chicken so it is about ¼ inch thick.  Generously season with salt and pepper.  Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Brown the chicken in the pan, about two minutes per side.  The chicken will cook very quickly.  You may have to cook the chicken in batches.  Remove to a plate and cover with foil.  In the same pan add the wine to the chicken drippings and allow to bubble up for a minute.  Scrape off all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add the capers, broth, and lemon juice and bring to a boil.  Boil and reduce for about two or three minutes.  Taste for seasoning.  Pour the pan sauce over the chicken and top with the lemon zest and parsley.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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2 Responses to New Year’s Resolution Chicken Piccata

  1. Looks delicious! And very healthy too!

  2. With capers and lemon, I won’t miss the other things.

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