Great chicken piccata - hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Flatten chicken to 1/4 inch thickness between plastic wrap or waxed paper. Mix egg and water. Mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Coat chicken with flour, dip into egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture.

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  • Heat butter or margarine and oil in 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from skillet using tongs; keep warm.

  • Stir lemon juice and wine into drippings in skillet. Heat to boiling; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, and serve with lemon wedges for garnish.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; 11.4 g total fat; 110 mg cholesterol; 377 mg sodium. 15.1 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2005
I'm giving this recipe only four stars as written after working with the recipe I made the following changes and believe it's a five star: don't batter the chicken just flour (added salt pepper and paprika to flour) use real butter and olive oil to saute chicken double or triple the sauce using good white wine and add several tablespoons of capers to finish. I served with parmesean/parsley mashed potatos on a large platter with lemon slices beautiful presentation. This dish is definitely for lemon lovers and the flavors are mild and mellow so you can finish the meal off with a big bang of a dessert! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2006
I made this dish for dinner last night and scaled the recipe to 2 servings. I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and doubled the amount of sauce (good thing too!). I also followed the advice of another reviewer and added two cloves of minced garlic to the pan when cooking the chicken. I don't know what I was thinking...but don't do this! The garlic cooks too long and as a result turns bitter. If you want to add garlic do so after removing the chicken; saute it a little before adding the sauce ingredients to the pan. Another point to mention is that I don't feel there is enough bread crumb mixture to coat the chicken breasts...much more is needed to get a good coating on the breasts. Anyhow in the end this dish was "ok" but we probably won't be making it again in our opinion it didn't have any wow factor. Read More
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183 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2005
I'm giving this recipe only four stars as written after working with the recipe I made the following changes and believe it's a five star: don't batter the chicken just flour (added salt pepper and paprika to flour) use real butter and olive oil to saute chicken double or triple the sauce using good white wine and add several tablespoons of capers to finish. I served with parmesean/parsley mashed potatos on a large platter with lemon slices beautiful presentation. This dish is definitely for lemon lovers and the flavors are mild and mellow so you can finish the meal off with a big bang of a dessert! Read More
(174)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2005
I'm giving this recipe only four stars as written after working with the recipe I made the following changes and believe it's a five star: don't batter the chicken just flour (added salt pepper and paprika to flour) use real butter and olive oil to saute chicken double or triple the sauce using good white wine and add several tablespoons of capers to finish. I served with parmesean/parsley mashed potatos on a large platter with lemon slices beautiful presentation. This dish is definitely for lemon lovers and the flavors are mild and mellow so you can finish the meal off with a big bang of a dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2005
We really love this recipe. I always triple the white wine and lemon juice for the sauce in the end but let it cook down until it is not so runny. I also put two cloves of crushed garlic in with the oil and butter and let that saute before adding the chicken. And definetly use olive oil! Awesome taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
OMG This was sooooo good - finally i was able to fry and have the breading stay on - i pounded the chicken real thin dipped it in the flour than the egg than the bread crumbs and fried it in butter and olive oil and the crust stayed on!!!!! i was so excited!!!! i made the sauce with chicken broth because i didnt have wine and added capers too. Served it over angel hair pasta and had fresh broccoli and green salad on the side. Hubby and his friend inhaled it and the kids loved it too!!! definitely a keeper will be making this again -- thanks so much for posting this recipe - Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
This recipe is great! When I haeted the butter in the skillet I added 2 pressed cloves of garlic to it. And I also added about a 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the lemon juice and wine then reduced down with the drippings in the skillet. What's piccata w/out fresh garlic? So much better this way I think. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2006
I made this dish for dinner last night and scaled the recipe to 2 servings. I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and doubled the amount of sauce (good thing too!). I also followed the advice of another reviewer and added two cloves of minced garlic to the pan when cooking the chicken. I don't know what I was thinking...but don't do this! The garlic cooks too long and as a result turns bitter. If you want to add garlic do so after removing the chicken; saute it a little before adding the sauce ingredients to the pan. Another point to mention is that I don't feel there is enough bread crumb mixture to coat the chicken breasts...much more is needed to get a good coating on the breasts. Anyhow in the end this dish was "ok" but we probably won't be making it again in our opinion it didn't have any wow factor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2006
Agree with other comments regarding using olive oil more lemon & white wine. We also made this using pork tenderloin instead of chicken. Cut the tenderloin into 1" pieces and pound them until they're as thin as veal scallopine. Continue as if using chicken only the thin pork will only take about 2 minutes per side to brown & cook. Then continue with the rest of the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
We found the sauce to be very tart and added some chicken broth to smooth it out. This also made more sauce to drizzle over the chicken and the rice we serve with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2005
I'd never had chicken piccata before let alone made it! This was a FABULOUS dish! I made it for a friend who thought the sauce was a little too strong so I calmed it down with some chicken broth. I like to make my sauce with some freshly sliced mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
I've used this recipe several times; I always add capers - I recently made this recipe for my parents and they loved it! Highly recommended. Read More
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