Monday, June 7, 2010

Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta 3 I have been all about making some of Gina’s recipes lately.  This entree was a staple, and I know we will continue to make this in our house.  In fact, even though I rarely make a meal twice, this one has since been made a second time.  We’ve had it twice in a matter of weeks!  Coming from Krista Kooks, I hope you realize that means we love it!

I was not able to find seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs, so I purchased plain whole wheat and seasoned them myself with Italian Seasoning.  Remember…you can make Italian seasoning yourself!


2 (16 oz) chicken cutlet halves, all fat trimmed

freshly ground black pepper

2 large egg whites

2/3 cup seasoned whole wheat dry bread crumbs

Olive oil spray (about 1 tbsp worth)

1 tbs light butter

juice of 1 lemon, lemon halves reserved

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 tbsp capers

Sliced lemon, for serving

Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for serving

Cut chicken into 4 cutlets, then place cutlets between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
In a shallow plate, beat the egg whites and 1 teaspoon of water together. Place the bread crumbs in another plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.

Heat a large saute pan over medium to medium-low heat. Spray a generous amount of olive oil spray on one side of the chicken, and lay it in the pan, oil side down. Spray the top of the chicken generously to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Set aside until you make the sauce.

For the sauce, clean the saute pan. Over medium heat, melt butter, add the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth and the reserved lemon halves, salt, and pepper. Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Discard the lemon halves, add the capers and serve one chicken cutlet on each plate. Spoon on the sauce and serve with a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.Chicken Picatta


  1. made this tonight--much easier than the last picatta recipe i made!! thanks for sharing!!

  2. No problem! Glad you liked it Kim!



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