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This is a deceptively easy dinner dish. I've done it on weekdays with small children underfoot. It is also fancy enough for company. Win/Win! This is good served with rice or pasta (I use brown rice or whole wheat fettuccine), and I usually serve a salad on the side. This recipe is also excellent done with fish. I use Tilapia. It is a plain, flaky fish, and so benefits from the flavorful sauce. I like the sauce so much that usually I will make extra by throwing some flour into the browned bits after the chicken is done but before starting the sauce, and using more lemon juice or wine. It is SO GOOD. Enjoy!
Chicken Picatta
(all measurements are approximate, and the recipe can be expanded or contracted as needed)

4 chicken boneless skinless breasts

seasoned flour for dredging (I use whole wheat flour)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 c capers

juice of 1 or 2 lemons (depends on size/juiciness)-several tablespoons (I like mine lemony)

1/4 c white wine (can sub chicken broth)

2 tbsp butter (not spread)

1 or 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste, if desired (I omit this)
Pound chicken breasts flat between two sheets of plastic wrap;
dredge flattened chicken breasts in seasoned flour;
brown chicken breasts on both sides in olive oil in large flat pan, then cook until done (5 or so more minutes)

remove chicken from pan and keep warm while you make the sauce.

to the pan add the capers, lemon juice, and wine or broth. bring to low boil and scrape pan to get all the brown bits blended into the liquid. simmer until reduced by about half. remove from heat. add butter and stir until butter is melted in. Add salt and pepper if desired. Lastly, add fresh chopped parsley and stir in. The sauce is done now.

Plate the chicken breasts individually, or on a large platter, and pour sauce over it.

Servings: 4

Nutritional information per serving

No nutrition information available

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