Chicken Piccata with Vegetables

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 20m
  • Rating ****

Makes 4 servings

A side dish of rich fettuccine Alfredo, or just buttered pasta, would be delightful with this lemony main course. Garnish with lemon and parsley.


  • For the Chicken:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound total)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, dry white vermouth or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • For the Vegetables:
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Companion recipe: Chicken Broth



Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Place each breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound the chicken lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap.

In a shallow dish, stir together the flour, salt and pepper. Coat each breast with the flour mixture; shake off excess.

In a 12-inch skillet, melt half of the margarine or butter. Add the chicken and cook over medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes, or till tender and no pink remains, turning once. Remove the chicken from skillet; keep warm. In the same skillet, combine the chicken broth, wine, lemon peel and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and reduce the sauce to about 1/3 cup. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.


In a 10-inch skillet, melt the remaining margarine or butter. Add the carrots, zucchini and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, or till carrots are crisp-tender. Transfer the vegetables to a serving platter, top with chicken and sauce.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 626

nutrition information per serving

410 calories; 12g total fat; 160mg cholesterol; 256mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 57g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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