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Chicken Piccata

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Mis en place is important for this recipe, as it comes together quickly. It tastes rich and decadent, but is totally K2.0-approved!
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp coarse ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ C no-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ C dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • tsp fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  • Combine cornstarch and chicken broth in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper in a separate, shallow dish.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half, width-wise. Place each one between two pieces of plastic wrap, and pound them to ½" uniform thickness. Dry them with a paper towel, and then dredge them through the flour mixture, until their surface is coated on both sides.
  • Heat oil a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes per side, only turning once. Check for done-ness with an instant-read meat thermometer; it should reach 165º. Remove from heat, set aside, and top with foil to keep warm.
  • Brown the lemon slices in the skillet, 30-60 seconds. Remove from skillet.
  • Melt butter in skillet, still on medium heat. Add garlic, and stir for 30 seconds. Do not let the garlic burn! Pour in the wine, and stir, to de-glaze the pan. (The action of scraping the fond off the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. All those bits = flavor!)
  • Whisk the cornstarch/broth mixture again, and pour into the skillet. Bring to boiling, and then turn heat to low. Simmer for a minute or two, until sauce has thickened to a gravy-like consistency.
  • Stir in lemon juice, papers, and thyme.
  • Drizzle chicken with sauce, top with lemon slices and more fresh thyme.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg