Want to impress your guest with a simple but amazing dish? If you haven’t made Chicken Piccata before you have to try it. Every time I make Chicken Piccata I always ask myself why I don’t make it more often?
Chicken Piccata is chicken breasts, dipped in egg then flour mixture, browned and served with a lemon and caper sauce. I love to have mashed potatoes with this dish so you can mix the sauce and the potatoes. Makes my mouth water.
In Italy Piccata is usually made with veal and in this recipe you can easily substitute it with veal.
I used the Simple Recipesas a base but I like my Chicken Piccata with some mushrooms so I edited the recipe a little.
Yields: 4 servings | Prep: 20 minutes
2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
8 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup bread crumbs
6 Tbsp butter
½ mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup brined capers
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
Some people cut their chicken breasts in halves horizontally but I like to pound them thin between two piece of plastic. Pound them with a meat hammer to about ¼” thickness. Then make three different bowls. First bowl put in 4 Tbsp olive oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper. This is just a quick marinade for some extra flavor. In the second bowl beat the egg. In the third bowl mix the flour and bread crumbs together.
Heat olive oil and 2 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Then start making the chicken by dipping it in the first bowl, then the egg mixture and lastly in the flour/bread crumbs mixture and then right into the frying pan.
Brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce.
Add the sliced mushrooms and 2 Tbsp of butter into the frying pan just used. Sauté the mushrooms for 5 minutes. Then add the white wine, lemon juice, and capers to the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up the browned bits. Reduce the sauce by half. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Plate the chicken and serve with the sauce poured over the chicken.
Serve with mashed potatoes!