The first time I had chicken piccata, I recall I made a mental note about the unique flavor that the lemon and caper yielded. I really enjoyed the slightly thick sauce from the chicken drippings and dredging flour. It is so fast and easy to make and has become a staple dinner when I need to make chicken more interesting.
Adapted from Giada DiLaurentis
- 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ap flour or gluten free flour, for dredging
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup capers, rinsed
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.
Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken.
Dredged chicken breast