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Chicken piccata

🍳 40 min

🔥 463 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova

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Chicken piccata

34 g

Proteins

52 g

Carbs

13 g

Fats

Servings

What is chicken piccata? It's pan-fried chicken, combining butter, oil, fresh lemon juice, and capers. Easy as a pie, right? The mystery of cooking the most OK chicken piccata recipe is having the ideal quantity of lemon.

It's one of those dishes you usually see on restaurant menus, but since it's so effortless to make and has minimal prep, you may hardly ever order it and whip it up for a quick weeknight dinner? It's also unique enough for when you've got a party over. Everyone will rave about all that buttery excellence, especially when they hear about this dish's health! There are only 4.5g of carbohydrates and 19g of fat per 100 grams of the plate. Moreover, it's packed with protein, 19 g per 100 grams, vitamins A, C, Calcium, and Iron. So, eating tasty and healthy food isn't a myth anymore!

Essential ingredients

  • Chicken breast

    100 g

  • Brussel sprouts

    25 g (1 pieces)

  • Onions

    30 g (¼ pieces)

  • Canned beans

    25 g (0.1 cup)

  • Flour

    50 g (0.3 cup)

  • Butter 82.5%

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Olive oil

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Chicken stock

    40 g (⅕ cup)

  • Capers

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Lemon juice

    5 g (1 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Salt, Black pepper, Lemon

How to make

  • 1

    Rinse the chicken breast, cut it into two or three broad stripes, and season it with salt and pepper. Dredge the breast in flour and shake off excess.

  • 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 pieces of chicken in a minute and cook for about 3 minutes.

  • 3

    Flip and cook another side for at least 3 minutes when the chicken is browned. Remove and transfer to a plate.

  • 4

    Melt 1 more tablespoon of butter and add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, put the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in the same manner.

  • 5

    Remove the frying pan from heat. Put the cooked chicken on the plate.

  • 6

    Add the lemon juice and stock into the pan. Return to the stove and bring to a boil. Put chopped onion, cut brussels sprouts, capers and previously cooked green beans (canned ones also are an excellent option).

  • 7

    Check for seasoning. Then, return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • 8

    Serve hot, garnish with lemon slices and provence herbs. Enjoy!

Weight Loss Tips

  • Try not to fry vegetables. It is better to steam, stew, or boil. At the same time, eat at least four fresh vegetables or fruits a day.

  • Use spray cooking oil when you fry food. It will help you to use less oil for cooking.

  • Canned legumes and corn are a great alternative to raw beans, peas, and corn. To cook dried beans by yourself, you must soak them in water at least six hours before you start cooking them and boil them for at least 40 minutes afterward.

Additional Information

  • Cooking Method

    Simmering

  • Recipe category

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Chicken

  • Recipe cuisine

    American

  • Tools

    Knife, Cutting board, Spatula

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