Yummy! I love classic dishes and Chicken Piccata (or Veal Piccata) is one of them. There is a bit of variation, but tonight I used thin sliced Sanderson Farms chicken breasts (disclosure: I am being compensated by Sanderson Farms, opinions are my own) and the pan sauce has chicken stock (or you could use white wine), lemon, a bit of butter, and capers. It is so unctuous and flavorful but so easy!
For chicken piccata you can use the thin sliced chicken breasts or you can buy regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice and pound them into thin cutlets. I prefer to buy the thin sliced chicken just to save myself a step. Sanderson Farms offers thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breast fillets that are 99% fat free and hand-trimmed. These are perfect for a quick and easy chicken piccata.
I served this tonight with broccoli and garlic and couscous. Quinoa was what I was planning to serve, but I was out – ack! Really, you can use anything you like such as couscous, quinoa, orzo, pasta, potatoes, rice, or anything you like. Any kind of green veggie you would like would work as well.
Capers are a the bud of the plant and generally they are in a brine in the bottle on the shelves. Some people say to rinse them first, some folks do not. They are salty. I use these a lot for fish dishes as well. Look in the olive area of your grocery store if you have not purchased them before.
Are you a fan of Piccata dishes of any kind? How do you make them? What side dishes would you serve with this Chicken Piccata if you were to make it?