This easy Chicken Piccata recipe is zesty, very light, bright, full of flavors and totally comforting. Perfect this post holiday season!
Chicken Piccata is a classic dish. It’s easy to know why, I mean where can you go wrong with a combination of lemon, capers, parsley? Traditionally, the Italians use veal but it is just as delicious with chicken. This chicken with lemon and caper sauce is on heavy rotation in my house because it’s fast and it requires few ingredients. And any excuse to make my Brown Butter Parmesan Orzo is fine with me, it’s the perfect companion for this. The nuttiness of the butter and the sharpness of the Parmesan just complements perfectly the bright acidity of the lemon and capers of this dish.
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BROWN BUTTER PARMESAN ORZO. The brown butter adds complexity and a nutty flavor to the orzo and pairs perfectly with the white wine and parmesan.
- 8 boneless, skinless, thin-cut (1/4 to ½ inch thick) chicken breast cutlets
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup flour, for dusting
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, more as needed
- 3 tbsp. capers, rinsed
- 2 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1¼ cups lower-salt chicken broth
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, more as needed
- ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
- Heat about 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- When very hot, put your cutlets in the skillet, don't overcrowd the skillet, you can sear your cutlets in two batches.
- Cook your cutlets about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to your skillet than add your capers and garlic and cook for 1 minutes until fragrant.
- Add your chicken broth and lemon juice and let reduce for about 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
- Add the butter and half of your parsley and mix well. Put the chicken back in the skillet and coat well with the sauce.
- Sprinkle the rest of the parsley over the chicken and you're ready to serve.