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A quick and easy classic Italian dish, on your table in 30 minutes! Your family will love the bright fresh flavors of this easy lemon chicken piccata.
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4.25 from 8 votes

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata

A quick and easy classic Italian dish, on your table in 30 minutes! Your family will love the bright fresh flavors of this easy lemon chicken piccata.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1054kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4 - 1" thickness)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of ground thyme
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup capers drained
  • Fresh parsley and basil for garnish
  • 1 lb thin spaghetti pasta

Instructions

  • Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Season flour with salt, pepper and chopped fresh basil. Add thyme, salt and pepper to each side of the chicken breasts, then dredge in the seasoned flour.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the skillet. Cook in batches of 2 (unless you have a huge skillet) to ensure a golden brown exterior. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completely cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  • Drop your pasta in salted boiling water and cook until al dente (according to package directions).
  • Reduce the heat to medium low. Add shallots and garlic to the same skillet, stir to saute for 1 minute. Add stock, wine, lemon juice, heavy cream, and capers. Whisk to combine and bring the sauce to a low boil. Taste the sauce and adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Simmer the sauce for 3 minutes.
  • Drain pasta, place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and add fresh basil and parsley, and toss to combine.
  • Slice the chicken into strips and place over cooked pasta. Pour sauce over the top and garnish with chopped parsley and basil.

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Notes

** If desired, serve with cooked pancetta or bacon as an additional garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 1054kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 35.3mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3.8mg