Classic Chicken Piccata


Classic Chicken Piccata

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large shallot, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped capers
2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow plate. Coat breasts on both sides; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan. Cook 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a platter; cover and keep warm.
  3. Add shallots to pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice and capers; bring to a simmer.
  4. Return chicken to pan; spoon sauce on top. Reduce heat to medium. Cover partially; cook 5 minutes or until cooked through. Stir in parsley before serving.

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