Piccata di Pollo (Chicken Cutlets with Lemon and Caper Sauce) Recipe

Difficulty: Easy |

A classic chicken preparation with a touch of tang.

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (3-ounce) chicken cutlets
  • Flour for dredging chicken
  • 1/4 cup dry white vermouth
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • Chopped Italian parsley, for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons each butter and olive oil in a large skillet until shimmering hot. Meanwhile, season four 3-ounce chicken cutlets with salt and pepper, then dust with flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Brown the chicken on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Pour off any fat, add 1/4 cup dry white vermouth to the pan, and deglaze, scraping up any browned bits. Add 1/4 cup chicken stock and cook until syrupy.
  3. Add 1 thinly sliced, seeded lemon and 2 tablespoons drained capers and cook for a few minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. Season to taste with pepper and a bit of salt (capers are salty), then swirl in 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and sprinkle with chopped Italian parsley. Return the chicken to the pan for 1 to 2 minutes to reheat, then serve immediately.

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