Mastering the Elegance and Flavors of Chicken Piccata

by Thomas Martin
chicken piccata

This quick and simple recipe for chicken piccata with a lemon butter caper sauce is a traditional Italian-American dish! All you need are a few basic materials and twenty-five minutes. The sauce for this chicken is bright and lemony, with just the right amount of sharpness. It’s delicious and really simple to make!

Chicken Piccata: What Is It?

It’s pan-fried chicken tossed with fresh lemon juice, butter, oil, and caper sauce called piccata. Easy enough. Having the ideal amount of lemon is key to preparing the ultimate chicken piccata, and we’ve got you covered with this very simple chicken dish.

There are two ways to prepare this delicious dish; we have the recipes for you! There are two types of chicken piccata: creamy and non-creamy. They are both quite delicious. The cream elevates it to a new level, but you should try it based on your diet or mood!

What Will You Require?

  • We chop chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make this process even faster rather than smashing them.
  • Garlic powder, combined with salt and pepper to season the cutlets, provides a fantastic savory base.
  • Use flour to dredge
  • Use butter and olive oil to pan-fry the chicken until golden brown.
  • To add taste and body to the sauce, use chicken broth. For an even more abundant experience, swap it up for a dry white wine like Pinot Grigio.
  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of concentrate whenever possible.
  • Zest from a lemon for added brightness and zing.
  • Capers’ salty taste counteracts the lemon’s
  • Thick cream—to give the sauce body and depth
  • Parsley provides a burst of brightness.

An Easy Recipe for Chicken Piccata

The chicken piccata recipe is simple and can be prepared quickly:

  • Cut Up and Pound the Chicken

Divide every chicken breast into three halves. Next, pound each piece to a thickness of 1/2 cm. We pound the chicken with a meat mallet and sandwich it between parchment, baking paper, and cling wrap. It resembles freezer bags in roll shape.

If using tenderloin, simply pound each piece rather than chopping it. If using fillets of the thigh, cut them in half and then pound them.

  • Dust Chicken

Coat chicken with flour and parmesan after drizzling it with oil. To ensure the chicken sticks, firmly press it into the mixture. Shake off extra carefully. For about three minutes, pan-fry chicken in butter and oil until brown. Cook for an additional minute on the opposite side or until golden.  After it is done, take it out of the pan.

  • Shiny Skillet

The slightly unclean skillet will taint what should be a clear, clean sauce. Therefore, it’s best to clean the skillet before continuing. After removing the extra fat from the pan, quickly wipe it down with a paper towel.

  • Mix in Some Butter

Reduce the heat to low and add the butter cubes, swirling to melt them. As a result, the butter wine and lemon juice emulsify to create a clear, glossy sauce that is slightly thickened. If you allowed the butter to bubble and melt over high heat, the sauce would not thicken as much and would split.

  • Parsley and Capers

Add parsley and capers to complete the sauce.

  • Serve

Next, present the chicken chunks accompanied by the Lemon Butter Sauce. It will take a little time to see that there isn’t much sauce. The sauce has plenty of flavor, so you don’t need much. Practically speaking, all you need to appreciate this dish is for the seasoning to seep into the flour-parmesan crust of the chicken.

Success Advice for This Recipe

  • We’re using thin cutlets, so don’t overcook the chicken! When the internal temperature reaches 165°F, it is cooked.
  • You can leave little chicken breasts whole, but they might need a few extra minutes to cook through.
  • You might try using chicken thighs. Additionally, they could take a bit longer to cook.
  • We like to use our splatter shield in recipes such as this one since it reduces the amount of cleanup effort.
  • Standard chicken broth works well for this recipe’s salinity, but if you have any salt sensitivity, use a low-sodium version.

What to Put on the Table with Chicken Piccata?

  • We adore it with the traditional side dishes of roasted green beans and mashed potatoes to make it a complete supper.
  • Pasta pairs well with it as well. Enjoy this Super Simple Parmesan Arugula Salad after trying it with these Quick & Easy Garlic Butter Noodles!
  • We adore adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of it. It’s pretty

To add some greens to your plate, serve this with your preferred starchy side and a salad.

Final Words

Tender chicken breasts are combined with a zesty lemon and caper sauce to create the delicious Italian chicken piccata. This cuisine, which has its roots in Lombardy, is well-known worldwide and is praised for its vibrant taste. Your family and friends will be impressed whether you make Chicken Piccata according to the traditional recipe or try creative tweaks. Now grab your ingredients, put on your cooking gloves, and let’s go on a delicious culinary adventure!

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