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Chicken Piccata

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 50 min.
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.
Angie McGowan
Adding white pepper to this piccata makes it really irresistible.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (more if needed)
  • 1 16 oz package penne pasta
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 1 cup pinot grigio
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 Tbs capers
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper


  • Cut each chicken breast in half and place on cutting board. Cover with saran wrap. Take a large cast iron skillet and pound them until they are about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken and coat in flour.
  • Add about 1/8-inch olive oil to a skillet and preheat over medium heat. Shallow-fry the chicken until it is golden brown. Remove chicken.
  • Cook pasta and set aside.
  • Turn heat on skillet to low, add butter, and melt. Add grated garlic.
  • Whisk in 3 Tbs flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. While constantly whisking, add white wine and chicken stock.
  • Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil. Sauce will thicken. Turn heat to simmer.
  • Add capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, and white pepper. Add chicken to sauce. Serve over pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 909
  Calories from Fat 349 (38%)
(60%)Total Fat 39g
(49%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
(21%)Cholesterol 64mg
(24%)Sodium 576mg
(12%)Potassium 403mg
Total Carbohydrate 97g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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