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Lemon Chicken Picatta - ish

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts&;skinless and boneless cuthalf lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
3 tbsp all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • lemon slices optional for garnish

Instructions

  • In a wide, shallow bowl add salt, paprika, onion powder, and flour.
  • Dip chicken in flour and shake off excess.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil or canola oil, over medium to high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for about 3 to 4 min per side until browned. When chicken is cooked, remove chicken from skillet.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Add butter, lemon juice, chicken stock or wine, and scrape up the brown bits from the pan for extra flavor.
  • Return skillet to heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add cream slowly and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add chicken back to skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken a bit.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve over noodles.

Notes

1. The cream can be omitted for a sauce that's less rich. I found that adding the cream made this dish more hearty.