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Chicken Piccata

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  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  White wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Capers 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Butter 1 Tablespoon

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry.
Place each breast flat on a chopping block.
With your knife parallel to the chopping block, slice the breast in half through the middle to make it half as thick.
Place each slice between 2 layers of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until 1/4 inch thick.
Season each breast with salt and pepper.
To a skillet over high heat, add the olive oil and as many of the chicken breasts as will fit in the pan without overlapping.
Brown for 2 minutes on each side, then set aside in a warm oven.
To make the sauce, reheat the skillet over medium heat.
Add the wine and reduce for 2 minutes or so, stirring constantly to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
Stir in the capers and the lemon juice.
Remove from heat and add the butter, stirring until melted.
Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
Great with steamed broccoli.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Quick, Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 825 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g71.8%

Saturated Fat 13 g65.1%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 231.8 mg77.3%

Sodium 862 mg35.9%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 81 g162.9%

Vitamin A 9.4% Vitamin C 83.4%

Calcium 19.3% Iron 19.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Piccata Recipe