Chicken Piccata

Total Time:
37 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken scaloppini (about 4 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, zest reserved for optional garnish, about 2 tablespoons juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Baby arugula for garnish
  • Whole-wheat angel hair pasta or roasted potatoes, for serving
Directions
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until very hot; cook the cutlets until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the cutlets to a plate. (Reserve the skillet.) Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium.

  • Add the remaining teaspoon oil and garlic to the same skillet; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk together the broth, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon flour, and add to the pan. Simmer sauce until reduced and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, parsley and capers. Swirl in the butter until sauce is shiny and slightly thickened.

  • Serve chicken with the sauce. Toss the arugula and freshly grated lemon zest with a light drizzle of olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper, scatter over chicken. Serve with pasta or potatoes as desired.

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Piccata is a classic preparation for chicken, but can be heavy on your diet as it's a butter and wine-based sauce. This lighter version saves you calories by adding the zip of white wine with a tiny bit of vinegar to finish (as opposed to a cup or more simmered down), and getting the most of 1 tablespoon of butter by swirling it into the sauce at the end.


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