Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken Piccata
You might remember last week I posted a recipe for Chinese Lemon Chicken. Well this week I thought I would share the other version of lemon chicken – Chicken Piccata. Chicken piccata is basically boneless skinless chicken breasts dipped in egg, rolled in flour and browned in the pan. After browning the chicken breasts are then simmered  in a delicious lemon-wine sauce. This recipe is a little different than most with the addition of fresh sliced mushrooms. Although chicken piccata isn’t traditionally served with mushrooms I feel it only adds to the flavor. There are a few steps to this recipe so it may take awhile to cook. I think it probably took me a couple hours to get this on the table but I enjoyed it. As you can probably tell if you read my blog chicken is one of my favorite things to cook! I served this recipe with linguini and although optional I find sprinkling parmesan cheese on top of the chicken tastes great.
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6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pounded to an even thickness)
2 tablespoons butter (for frying)
1 tablespoon oil (for frying)
4 tablespoons of milk
2 large eggs
¾ cup flour
1 ½ teaspoons seasoning salt
1 teaspoon paprika
¾  teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup white wine
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1  tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
1 onion (chopped)
½ lb fresh sliced mushrooms
4 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: Pound chicken breasts to an event thickness between two sheets of wax paper (if they are really thick cut them in half). In a shallow bowl or plate combine flour, paprika, seasoning salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Mix well.
Step 2: In another bowl beat eggs and milk together.
Step 3: Dip chicken first in the egg mixture and then roll in the flour mixture and coat thoroughly.
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Step 4: To make the sauce- whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, wine and cornstarch – set aside for now.
Step 5: Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coated chicken breasts and sauté on both sides until golden brown but do not cooking completely. Remove chicken breasts from the pan.
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Step 6: Add mushroom slices to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in garlic and onions and Sauté for 3 minutes. Pour the sauce mixture into the pan and simmer over medium heat.
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Step 7: Add chicken breasts back into the pan. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 25 minutes or until fully cooked. Top with fresh parsley.
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17 Responses to “Chicken Piccata Recipe”

  1. Kevin — June 16, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

    This chicken looks good and sounds tasty. I like the sound of the lemon sauce.

  2. grace — June 17, 2008 @ 3:47 am

    if you ask me, chicken is the way to go–so versatile and so easy. sure, there are ways to make it more challenging, but since i’m usually in sloth-mode, i’m a fan of simple recipes. 🙂

  3. Happy Cook — June 17, 2008 @ 8:12 am

    Wow looks delicious.
    Love the mushroom on top of it too.

  4. dhanggit — June 17, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    i’ve never seen a chicken as beautifully cooked as this way. The photo makes me drool 🙂 i just love it!

    btw, you have an awesome blog! i love it 🙂

  5. Bobby — June 17, 2008 @ 10:31 am

    Kevin – Thanks, the lemon sauce was great.

    grace – I love cooking with chicken, the possibilties are endless!

    Happy Cook – Thanks, I thought the mushrooms were a great addition to this recipe.

    dhanggit – Thanks for the compliments on my blog!

  6. noble pig — June 17, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

    Chicken Piccata is so close to my heart, I mean I really, really love it. This is just beautiful.

  7. flower — June 18, 2008 @ 1:48 am

    This recipes sounds delicious and your pictures look great!

  8. Ivy — June 18, 2008 @ 8:53 am

    Bobby, I am a chicken freak. Love chicken more than any other meat and it is one of the healthiest. I have never cooked chicken piccata before so thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. Little Corner of Mine — June 18, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    Wow, you took beautiful food pictures with step-by-step pictures some more, will sure to drop by again. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Bobby — June 18, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

    noble pig – Good to hear you like chicken piccata so much. I think it is great as well!

    flower – thanks, if you try it let me know how it is.

    Ivy – I don’t think theres anything I would rather cook with than chicken.

    Little Corner of Mine – Thanks for the compliments on my photos.

  11. Russell — June 20, 2008 @ 7:39 am

    I’m about to cook this. It looks so good.

  12. Bobby — June 20, 2008 @ 9:00 am

    Russell – Go for it, I thought it tasted great. Let me know how it turns out.

  13. Russell — June 20, 2008 @ 9:29 am

    I put it over a bed of spaghetti with a side of garlic bread. The sauce tasted great with the spaghetti. I really liked this recipe.

  14. Bobby — June 20, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    Russell – I’m glad you enjoyed it. I put it over a bed of noodles as well. I agree the sauce is delicious with pasta! Many more good ones to come.

  15. Kristen — June 22, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    Oh I looooove Chicken Picatta. This looks fantastic!

  16. Bobby — June 23, 2008 @ 7:59 am

    Kristen – Chicken picatta really is great, I love it as well 😀

  17. Yoyo — December 31, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

    I cooked this recipe yesterday. The taste of the sauce is so good. I used white grape juice and little white vinger instead of the white wine. I really enjoed it.
    Thanks Bobby. your recipes are fantastic.

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