Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes of all time. I love the lemony caper sauce. There’s just something about it that is so fabulous and comforting. I’ve tried a ton of chicken piccata recipes and have a few favorites. This recipe for Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata definitely ranks up there!
Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata (Serves 4)
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, January/February 2015
2 small lemons, cut into thin rounds
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
4 garlic cloves, halved
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
1 tsp. grated shallot
1/2 tsp. grated garlic
1 oregano sprig
1 thyme sprig
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tsp. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1. Combine lemon slices, sugar and garlic in a medium bowl.
2. Sprinkle chicken with 3/8 tsp. salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken on a plate. Add remaining 1 tsp. oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add lemon mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until lemon slices are lightly browned, turning occasionally. Return lemon mixture to bowl.
3. Wipe pan with paper towels. Heat pan over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 tsp. butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add shallot, 1/2 tsp. grated garlic, oregano sprig, and thyme sprig; cook 1 minute. Add wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Add remaining 1/8 tsp. salt, stock, and flour to pan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and put chicken with remaining juices back into pan to finish cooking. Simmer until chicken is cooked through.
4. Remove pan from heat; discard oregano and thyme sprigs. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp butter and capers, stirring until butter melts. Top chicken with lemon mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.
The chicken piccata was perfect with spaghetti and steamed broccoli. Great dinner Tuesday night!
After I took the kids to school, I went to spin class, followed by an appointment. I ran some errands, stopping for lunch at Boto Sushi, which I had never tried before.
My lunch started with miso soup:
Followed by tuna, yellowtail and salmon sushi. I also ordered the El Fuego roll.
Everything was really good! My sushi fix has been taken care of for the week. Check!
I picked up the kids from school, ran some errands, then we went to PF Chang’s for dinner. I had a cup of egg drop soup:
And Ginger Chicken with Broccoli (sauce on the side) and brown rice:
We went to my son’s basketball game and came home and went to bed.
After I dropped off the kiddos at school, I went to drop off my car for service, then to another spin class.
Lunch was the rest of my dinner from last night. I did squirt Sriracha all over it after this photo was taken. Of course I did!
School pickups are up next, then make dinner! I plan on trying another new recipe so stay tuned!
Growing up, what was your favorite meal at home? Mine was my mom’s meatloaf. :)