chicken piccata.

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it’s easy to create a delicious, lemony chicken piccata.  you will never want to buy jarred piccata sauce again!

ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • fresh ground black pepper & sea salt
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 TB poultry seasoning
  • 2 TB salted butter
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounce capers, with juice
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (or corn starch–about 1-2 tsp)
  • 8 oz whole wheat linguine
  • chopped flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • sprinkle of parmesan cheese (optional)

directions:

put on a pot of water to boil for the noodles.

cut chicken breasts into thin pieces. i made six pieces clocking in at 2.5 oz each.  i like to do this because there is more surface area to coat. season breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.

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mix your flour and poultry seasoning in a small bowl.

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heat your butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. let it get all nice & bubbly.

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dredge your chicken in the flour mixture, one piece at a time, and set into the buttery skillet. it’ll sizzle.

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meanwhile, roll out your lemons and squeeze your juice.

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after about 2-3 minutes, flip your chicken.

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immediately add your broth, lemon juice and capers.

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get those noodles cooking!

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once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the skillet and set it aside in a covered pot (so it stays piping hot!)  you will be left with this:

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tell your dogs to stay out of the kitchen and snap their photo when they pout.

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add your milk. turn the heat to medium. there is nothing worse than scorched milk.

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once the sauce is mixed well, add your xanthan gum, 1/4 teaspoon at a time. slowly stir, add, stir, add, etc.

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your sauce will gradually thicken. be patient.

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you will know it is done when the capers stick to the fork when held vertically.

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once your noodles are done, drain them and add the chopped parsley, if using. i also added some hummus to these noodles below, but looking back, i wouldn’t use the hummus in the future. that is why i omitted it from the ingredients.

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steam a veggie. it will make a great side. we did asparagus. it was perfect.

serve a bed of noodles, then one or two pieces of chicken, then a generous amount of sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. add your side dish and call it dinner!

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DEEEELICIOUS!

enjoy :)

xo. janetha g.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

mom September 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I LOVE this page, you are certainly not a boring commentator of the recipe – love the dog photos!! xoxo

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glidingcalm September 16, 2010 at 8:51 am

looks insanely delish! You always have the most creative and wonderful meals!!! Love you J!

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katecooks September 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

i definitely want to try this next week! i just bought capers yesterday — must be fate :)

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Monique February 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Do you think that thickening with cornstarch would be ok? I have everything I need to make this but the xanthan gum!

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Janetha February 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

YES. In fact, I have used it before and it worked great. Flour is also an option. :)

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lauren February 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

That looks delicious, Janetha! I will have to try it out for myself sometime :)

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betty February 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

this loooks sooooo delish, def have to make it on a free day! love the pup pics added in! and randys butt pic on ig was too cute, he’s looking fresh!

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Theodora April 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Found this from a recent post you linked to it. Do you think I could substitute almond milk for regular milk?

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LG May 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

I made this recipe last night…it was awesome. :0)

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