Crispy chicken cutlets…a lemon/wine/parsley sauce…pickled green capers if you want them…what’s not to LOVE about Chicken Piccata? Mr. Fox and I enjoy this Italian-American dish so much that we are serving it tomorrow for Christmas dinner. Of course you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make Chicken Piccata. It’s easy enough for any ole day!
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For the chicken:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper -- a generous pinch of each
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, sliced horizontally in half
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the piccata sauce:
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (i.e., Sauvignon blanc)
- The juice of one lemon
- 4 tablespoons capers, drained
- Salt and pepper as desired
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment (or foil). Using a meat pounding gadget (or a wine bottle or a rolling pin), gently pound the chicken cutlets to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Put the flour, salt, and pepper in a gallon-size zip-lock bag. Shake to mix. Add the chicken, seal the bag, and shake until the chicken is lightly but evenly coated with the flour.
- Beat the eggs in a large, shallow bowl. Put the breadcrumbs on a pie plate. Using tongs, dip each chicken cutlet into the beaten eggs, turning to coat evenly, and letting excess egg drip into the bowl. Then dip each cutlet into the breadcrumbs, turning to coat both sides.
- Warm the 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter melts, add the chicken. Cook, undisturbed, until golden brown -- about 2 minutes. Then flip the cutlets to brown the other side for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the chicken to a parchment- (or foil-) lined baking sheet. Drain the fat from the skillet.
- Put the chicken in the preheated oven to finish cooking (5 minutes or less; do not overcook!). Meanwhile, make the sauce: Put the chicken stock, wine, lemon juice, in the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Then reduce the heat, and let simmer until the sauce reduces and begins to thicken slightly -- about 2 minutes. Off heat, stir in the capers and the butter, swirling the skillet until the butter melts -- about 30 seconds. Stir in the parsley.
- Divide the chicken among 4 plates. Spoon sauce over the chicken. Enjoy!