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September 28, 2015

Chicken Piccata

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Chicken Piccata with mashed potatoes & roasted broccoli.

This was one of our dinners last week.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Casey and I loooooooved it and I suppose Cooper did too…but he had an incident with the mashed potatoes I served with the piccata. Turns out he’s not a mashed potato fan. He had a problem with them last Thanksgiving and hasn’t gotten it out of his head. WHO DOESNT LIKE MASHED POTATOES? I’d make them all the time if he did! He did eat the broccoli and his big “chicken tender” so I would say it was mostly a success! The adults were 100% in though.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Crispy chicken with a lemony butter sauce (this recipe has no capers!)….mixed in with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

YESSSSSSS. Weeknight dinner done right.

Ingredients needed:

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Flatten chicken between parchment paper.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Dredge central.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Done dredging.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Fry.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Golden.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Trip to oven to finish while we make a sauce.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Wine + lemon juice/lemon slices.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Take the lemon slices out and add BUTTER.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Sauce with chicken. Parsley sprinkle.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Oh look! We have some mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

Dinner is SERVED.

Ina Garten's Chicken Piccata recipe is on Shutterbean.com! A perfect weeknight meal.

I don’t want to hear you complain about my mashed potatoes.

 

Chicken Piccata

serves 3-4

recipe from Barefoot Contessa

2 split (1 whole) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup all-purpose flour
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 extra-large egg
¾ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
Good olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons), lemon halves reserved
½ cup dry white wine
Sliced lemon and chopped fresh parsley, for serving

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound it out to ¼-inch thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Mix the flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper in a shallow plate. In a second plate, beat the egg and ½ tablespoon of water together. Place the breadcrumbs on a third plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the flour, shake off the excess, and then dip in the egg and breadcrumb mixtures.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium to medium-low heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Place them on the sheet pan and allow them to bake for 5 to 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

For the sauce, wipe out the sauté pan with a dry paper towel. On medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and then add the lemon juice, wine, the reserved lemon halves, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Off the heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and swirl to combine. Discard the lemon halves and serve one chicken breast on each plate. Spoon on the sauce and serve with a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.

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  • Tori

    I love it! Simple, gorgeous, and 100% YUM!!!

  • Jane M

    Is it terrible that I want this meal for my breakfast? OH MY! YUM!

  • Jenny

    Totally going to make this for dinner this week…and I’ll be sure to use the “good” olive oil

  • sharon / tpt

    especially on your blog, –a picture is worth a thousand words. i can smell this!!

  • Lyndsee

    I made this tonight, and it was delicious! I added capers and served it over spaghetti. Definitely adding this to my favorites.

  • Gaby Dalkin

    SO good! love classic recipes. and I’m so sorry Cooper doesn’t love mashed potatoes (yet! there’s still hope right?)

  • Steve Heikkila

    Nice photo breakdown of the recipe! You can almost figure out how to make it from the pictures. Love that!

  • Danielle

    Thanks for another great recipe, Tracy! I made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit with my family (however, my daughter also refused the mashed potatoes. I just don’t understand kids sometimes.)

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Oh man. What is with these kids? My son hates ice cream, cream cheese frosting, and mashed potatoes. I am pretty sure he is a communist.

  • Natasha Malouf

    I’m with Cooper! Mashed potatoes are vile, truly the worst dish ever. Potatoes are only acceptable in the form of Pringles or shoestring french fries. I can make an exception for potato skins as long as they are super cleaned off and covered in cheese and bacon 😉

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    Looks great! Such an easy, but looks fancy dinner!

  • Renee @ Awesome on 20

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like mashed potatoes. THis makes me a little bit sad for you. This chicken looks incredible. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    I’ve been making chicken piccata for years and it’s never been as good as this version. This is getting added to our dinner rotation. It was outstanding!

  • Sara

    Tracy, my GOD- thank you for posting this! I made this chicken last night and both my kids LOVED it. They are the pickiest 6 and 10 year old boys you will ever meet, but the whole time they were raving about how much they liked it and that they hope I’ll make it again soon. SUCCESS! It’s rare that I make something that everyone absolutely loves. Winner, winner, chicken piccata for dinner. 🙂

  • Cari

    I made this tonight with rice and kale salad. It was delicious! Definitely going to be a staple. Thank you!

    • Tracy

      Sounds like you had yourself an awesome dinner!! Thanks for trying the recipe 🙂

  • Michelle Kellogg

    Ina is the BEST! Forgot about this wonderful recipe, will try soon, I need a simple dish to serve to some friends ! It’s easy and wonderful, like Ina

  • LD

    Breadcrumbs – Any brand recommendations for this recipe? (Looks great!!)

  • Arun

    This looks amazing!

  • Erman Istanto

    I’ve been making chicken piccata. Yummy recipes, i like this..good sharing about this article..

  • Laura

    Made this on Friday for my Dad’s birthday. It was a hit! And so pretty! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  • Janet

    I have not cooked with wine before, is there a particular dry white wine I should use or look for? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Jeff

    Instead of white wine, 1-2 tablespoons of Madeira or dry sherry work nice. Made this recipe for years. One of our favs.

  • Jeff

    Also we like it better with Panko crumbs

  • Del Davies

    OMW sounds amazing.
    Am thinking of using pork fillet instead of chicken breasts……it works for schnitzel ??

  • jill schilling

    Made this for three of us, it was very very good. With Mashed Tatoes made with heavy cream, and green petite peas. They were going back for seconds. Although my son used ketchup instead of the lemon butter sauce. oops! Very good recipe. I had a hard time pounding the chicken breasts thin. Took forever. But in the end it was worth it. Also, 2 mins on each side is a good tip, otherwise I never know if its cooked enough. Ina seemed to know by just her intuition. ha ha.

  • jill schilling

    just to say that your photos are superb! You are talented and amazing. I hope you know that, and thank you for creating a blog with great recipes!

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  • Seaview

    The pictures and layout are lovely. The recipe, not so much. I did not make this thinking I was making Chicken Piccata as this is not what traditional chicken piccata is, It’s actually glorified fried chicken cutlets that most Italian Americans make. Not enough seasoning the S&P in flour leaves it bland. Better to season in pan. Other than freeing up stovetop, you can just finish frying in pan. The lemon sauce. Taste just like lemon, the wine and butter did nothing. I improvised added some chicken broth, blended flour and water to thicken it slightly and more butter. Otherwise you have lemon juice. Not worth the extra steps of tried and true traditional chicken cutlets. As far as her labeling this chicken piccata. It not the absence of capers but chicken piccata is not encrusted in breadcrumbs. Guess that’s why years ago I bypassed her recipe and went with Giada’s.

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