30 Minute Easy Chicken Piccata | Mommy's Home Cooking
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Easy Chicken Piccata

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 316kcal
Author Oriana Mommy's Home Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 1/5 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 5 -6 thin chicken breasts)
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese (optional but highly recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons capers + more to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley and lemon slices to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Place flour in a shallow plate. Dredge chicken breast in the flour; shake off excess and set aside.
  • Heat oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter has melted and the pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side and cooked through and no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add the garlic to the oil in the pan and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the broth, wine, and heavy cream. Bring the sauce to a boil; season with salt and pepper to your taste; add the 2 remaining tablespoons of butter, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and capers and allow the sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes until thicker. If the sauce is too runny see notes.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and stir to combine, allow to simmer for 1 more minute. Add the chicken back into the pan. Garnish with extra capers. parsley and lemon slices, if desired. Serve

Notes

If the sauce is too runny for your liking, mix  1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water. Add mixture to the sauce and mix through fast to combine. 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 479mg | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg