Piccata is an Italian word when used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means “sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices”. Chicken Piccata is chicken breast thick slices, dredged in flour, browned, and served with a sauce of lemon juice, capers, and sometimes stock or white wine.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Serving: 4 persons
- One teaspoon dried thyme
- One mid-size onion chopped into small pieces
- Add the salt, black pepper, thyme, and flour to the chicken slices and mix very well.
- In a deep pan, turn the heat on medium to high and melt the butter and the olive oil.
- When the butter and oil start to sizzle, add all pieces of chicken and cook for three minutes.
- Wait until the chicken pieces become golden brown, flip and cook the other side for another three minutes
- After that transfer all chicken pieces to a wide plate.
- To the same pan add chicken stock, lemon juice, capers, and onion slices. mix very well.
- Bring that mixture to boiling, the return all chicken pieces to that pan and simmer for five minutes.
- Transfer the chicken pieces to the plate
- Sauce: add two tablespoons of butter to the remaining stock and whisk vigorously.
- Put that sauce over the chicken and decorate with chopped parsley