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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

If you’re in the mood for something light yet flavorful, Chicken Piccata is an ideal choice. This classic Italian dish provides a delicious balance of zesty lemon and saltiness from capers that combine to create a savory flavor. Plus, it’s simple to make with minimal ingredients and is perfect for any special occasion or weeknight meal. So read on to learn how to transform plain chicken breasts into this tasty Italian favorite!

Recipe

1 lb. (450g) chicken breast

 3.5 oz. (100g) vegan butter (like Miyokos) Or Ghee 

 ¼ cup (50g) capers, drained

3 lemons, zested, juiced

 ½ cup (30g) parsley, chopped

salt & pepper

How to Prepare

Place a chicken breast between 2 sheets of cling wrap. Use a meat mallet, or rolling pin, to gently pound the chicken until it is approximately 1.5cm thick. Season well with salt and pepper.

 Heat ¼ of the vegan butter in a large pan over a medium-high heat and cook the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

 Add the remaining vegan butter to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the vegan butter melts and turns a golden brown color.

Add the capers to the butter and cook for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and half the lemon zest, and mix through. Now place the chicken and any juices back in the pan. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

 To serve, sprinkle with parsley and remaining lemon zest.

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