Chicken Picatta

Cari Bower


I found this and tried it....It was fantastic and simple! It only took 60 minutes for prep and cook it is also quick!

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50 Min


10 Min


1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
1 lb
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless -pounded thin and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
butter, divided
1 c
white wine, dry
1/3 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
fresh chopped parsley
1 pkg
angel hair pasta, cooked and drained

Directions Step-By-Step

Whisk together flour, black pepper, and paprika in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, coating evenly; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; stir and cook the garlic until light brown, about 1 minute. Remove the garlic from the skillet and set aside.
Place 2 tablespoons of butter into the skillet with the olive oil. Cook the chicken pieces in the oil and butter over medium-high heat until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
Pour the wine into the hot skillet and bring to a boil over high heat, scraping the browned pieces from the bottom and sides of the pan. Boil the wine until it is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth, reserved garlic, lemon juice and capers. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and parsley. Return the chicken pieces to the skillet and continue cooking over medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
Remove the chicken pieces to a serving dish and drizzle with a few tablespoons of the sauce and capers. Place the cooked angel hair pasta into the skillet with the remaining piccata sauce and toss to coat. You can substitute the Angle Hair Pasta with a fresh bed of baby spinach leaves...uncooked! That is great too!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Hashtags: #easy, #picatta