Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weeknight Chicken Piccata

Weeknight Chicken Piccata
My love of anything lemon flavored applies to entrees as well as desserts.  One of my favorite dinner choices is chicken piccata.

This Weeknight Chicken Piccata is a recipe I have made for years and years for my family.  I call it Weeknight Chicken Piccata because it is very quick and easy.

You can come home after a long day of work and have this yummy dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  I kid you not!  You'll feel like you are treating yourself with this meal after a long day at work.  It is delightful to look at and just as delightful to eat.

Weeknight Chicken Piccata
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Chicken Piccata Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons capers, optional
  • lemon slices for garnish

Directions
Mix the flour, garlic powder, and paprika together on a plate.  Mix the egg with 1 teaspoon of water and a pinch of salt and pepper and pour into a shallow baking dish.  Dip the chicken breasts first into the egg and then dredge in the flour mixture.  Coat each piece of chicken lightly with the flour mixture.


Coat Chicken Breasts with Flour Mixture

Heat the butter and olive oil together in a frying pan over medium heat.  Mix the bouillon cubes with the boiling water and set aside.  You could substitute chicken broth, but the bouillon mixture has more intense flavor.  Saute the breasts in the butter and oil for approximately 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Turn each piece and brown the other side for approximately 2 minutes.

Brown the Chicken Breasts

Pour bouillon mixture and lemon juice over the chicken breasts.   Add the capers and stir to combine.  Cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes.


Simmer in the Sauce

Remove the chicken breasts to your serving plate.  Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and garnish with lemon slices.  Serve with pasta or rice and the vegetable of your choice.



Weeknight Chicken Piccata

Enjoy!


2 comments:

  1. I've never made chicken piccata, but I'm always looking for different ways to make chicken. Love that it's quick and simple. Pushing the print button again!

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  2. Oh, this looks fabulous! I'm always looking for easy dinner ideas. Even my picky hubby should like this!

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