This Quick & Easy Chicken Piccata tastes like the one you'll find at your favorite Italian restaurant!
Have your butcher slice thin chicken breasts for you or you can pound them down yourself. Place the chicken breasts in-between two sheets of plastic wrap. Pound to 1/2 inch thickness with a meat mallet or the back of a pan. Season both sides lightly with salt and pepper.
Whisk together 1/4 cup of the stock in a bowl with 1 tsp flour.
Place the remaining flour in a shallow dish. Coat the chicken with the flour and shake off excess.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a 12 inch cast iron (or any heavy bottomed skillet) over medium heat. Swirl the pan until the butter melts. Add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a clean plate, keep the chicken warm.
Add the rest of the olive oil, shallots and lemon slices to the pan. Sauce for a few minutes, until fragrant and softened. Add the garlic, sauté for one minute. Add the wine, cook down for a few minutes, until the wine has virtually evaporated. Scrape and stir to mix any browned bits into the sauce. Add the last 1/2 cup of the stock. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes until it is reduced by half.
Stir in the broth, flour mixture. Cook for a minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter, lemon juice and capers. Plate the chicken and top with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Serving Size 4 servings