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Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Piccata

Make This Healthy Dish for Dinner

PHOTO: Trisha Yearwoods Chicken Piccata
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try Trisha Yearwood's chicken piccata recipe for a delicious, family dinner.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • One 3 1/2-ounce jar capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Cook's Note: If capers are not your thing, substitute frozen green peas for a tasty alternative
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat the olive oil on the stovetop in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. In a separate dish, mix the flour and Parmesan cheese. Dredge the chicken pieces in the eggs and then in the flour-cheese mixture.

    Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the heated olive oil, and when the butter melts, add the floured chicken breasts. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until browned. Transfer the chicken to a platter and set aside. Cook your chicken in batches if they don't all fit comfortably in the pan.

    Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and the garlic to the skillet drippings. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds, being careful not to burn it. Add the chicken broth and capers to the skillet, stirring to mix. Cook the liquid for 3 to 5 minutes over medium-low heat, until reduced by half. Add the lemon juice and vinegar, and heat through. Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the chicken. Cover the skillet and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat, until the sauce bubbles and the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

    Cook's Notes: If the sauce is too tangy for you, substitute 1/2 cup white wine for the vinegar to get a milder flavor.

    If using regular chicken breasts, flatten then with a meat mallet to uniform thickness.

    Yield: 4 servings

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Active Time: 40 minutes

    Total Time: 40 minutes

    Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken, olive oil, capers, parmesan cheese, butter, chicken broth

    Course: Dinner, Lunch

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