Chicken Piccata

Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Author: Holly Nilsson

Source: www.spendwithpennies.com

Chicken Piccata

Ingredients

· 4 chicken breasts (pounded to about 1/2 inch thick or cut in half crosswise)· 1/2 cup flour· 1 lemon (zested)· 2 tablespoons olive oil (more as needed)· salt & pepper to taste· 1/4 cup butter· 1 1/2 tablespoons flour· 1 cup chicken broth· 1/2 lemon (juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons))· 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken stock)· 3 tablespoons capers (drained)· 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions

Step 1Combine the flour, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in flour mixtureStep 2Heat olive oil over medium high heat and cook chicken about 4-5 minutes per side or until just until cooked through. Cook in batches if you cannot fit into pan.  Remove from pan and place in a dish to keep warm.Step 3In the same pan, melt 1/4 cup butter and add flour to create a roux. Whisk until smooth. Cook 1-2 minutes.Step 4Gradually stir in chicken broth whisking after each addition until smooth.Step 5Add lemon juice, white wine and capers. Simmer 3 minutes, whisking occasionally.Step 6Add chicken back to pan and simmer 2-3 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve over pasta.