Chicken Piccata with Flour is a healthier twist on the classic Chicken Piccata dish, using flour to create a light and crispy coating for the chicken instead of breadcrumbs. The chicken is pan-fried and then coated in a tangy lemon-butter sauce with capers.
The dish is garnished with lemon wedges and fresh parsley. Tips and tricks include shaking off excess flour before frying, substituting butter with olive oil for a healthier option, and adding minced garlic or chopped shallots to the sauce for extra flavor.
Chicken Piccata is a classic Italian dish that is loved for its zesty and tangy flavors. The dish traditionally consists of lightly breaded and pan-fried chicken breasts that are served with a lemon-butter sauce. In this recipe, we will be using flour to create a light and crispy coating for the chicken, which is a healthier alternative to the classic breadcrumb coating.
To make Chicken Piccata with Flour, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
- Lemon wedges and fresh parsley, for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 200°F to keep the cooked chicken warm while you prepare the sauce.
- In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper.
- Dredge each chicken breast in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer the cooked chicken to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Cook the sauce for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and place it on a serving platter.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to shake off any excess flour from the chicken before frying to prevent the coating from becoming too thick and doughy.
- If you want to make the dish even healthier, you can substitute the butter with more olive oil.
- To make the sauce even more flavorful, you can add a minced garlic clove or some chopped shallots to the skillet before adding the liquid ingredients.
Chicken Piccata with Flour is a light and crispy twist on the classic Italian dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The flour coating adds a satisfying crunch to the chicken, while the tangy lemon-butter sauce complements the dish perfectly. Give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills!