Four Ways Making Chicken Piccata Can Hone Your Cooking Skills
If you're new to cooking, chicken piccata is a marvelous recipe to master because it calls for a series of techniques you'll use in many other recipes:
Pounding/tenderizing poultry/meat with a meat mallet
No meat mallet? No worries. Use one of these household items instead.
Seasoning and dredging poultry/meat in flour before browning in the pan
#Protip: Make like Chef John and sprinkle your flour on a plate (I recommend a pie plate, to minimize mess) and add more flour as needed, to avoid having to throw out what's leftover.
The pan and oil are the right temperature if it sizzles when you add the chicken, sayeth Chef John
Building a pan sauce/Deglazing a pan with wine
#Protip: Make sure you use cold butter to get your sauce good and creamy.