Do you have those days when you really want to feed your family a wholesome dinner but you just don’t have time to cook? We all have those days.
I get so tired of take out and pizza sometimes, so I started gathering recipes that are quick and easy but also filled with delicious and wholesome ingredients.
This chicken piccata recipe is one of my favorites for a go-to weeknight dinner when I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
What Is Chicken Piccata?
Chicken piccata is sort of an Italian take on fried chicken. It is typically dredged in flour, but in this particular recipe, we’ve added in some flavorful ingredients to dredge it and make it fry up really crispy.
I also don’t use the traditional white wine in this one. I’ve substituted broth, but you can use whichever you prefer.
What Goes With Chicken Piccata?
Just about anything! My normal go-to sides are pasta or potatoes, but I think a nice summer salad would be delicious with this one.
Can I Alter The Recipe To Feed More Or Less People?
Absolutely! If you need to feed more, simply double the recipe. Make sure that you are doubling all of the ingredients so that it turns out right. If you need to cut it down, just cut everything in half.
Or, go ahead and make the entire recipe and then just freeze your leftovers. This gives you a wonderful lunch option throughout the week. Just pop it into the microwave and heat it for a few minutes.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup of plain yogurt
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsps. of parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 tbsps. of lemon juice
- 4 tbsps. of butter
- Olive oil
- ½ cup of broth (I used chicken but you could also use vegetable broth)
- ¼ cup of capers
- 2 tbsps. of chopped parsley
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise without cutting any of 4 pieces through.
- Place chicken into a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then cover with yogurt. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Mix bread crumbs with parmesan and dredge each chicken piece in the mixture.
- Heat a little bit of olive oil and fry each chicken breast for 3 minutes per side.
- Remove chicken from the pan, drain it on paper towels.
- Melt the butter and then add lemon juice, broth, zest, and parsley, while whisking constantly over medium heat. Let the sauce boil down until it emulsifies and thickens.
- Pour over the cooked chicken and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 759mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 28g
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What Other Easy Chicken Recipes Make For A Great Weeknight Dinner?
Can I just say that we eat a lot of chicken in my house? I always have a few great chicken recipes on hand for those nights when I don’t really have time to cook but just don’t want to run out for fast food.
What’s Your Families Favorite Weeknight Chicken Dish?