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Chicken Piccata with Sun Dried Tomatoes

This Chicken Piccata with Sun Died Tomatoes is very easy to make making this recipe a fast weeknight option. Serve with pasta or salad.

Chicken Piccata with Sun Dried Tomatoes

There are plenty of piccata recipes out there, but I am adding a little twist to a regular chicken piccata. Chicken piccata is nothing more than chicken breast cutlets, dredged in flour, browned, and served with a sauce of butter, lemon juice, capers, and either stock or white wine. I kept the original idea, but decided to elevate the sauce by adding some sun dried tomatoes. Also, I also used less lemon juice, so it won’t take over the sun dried tomatoes flavor. I finished the sauce with a little bit of cream cheese instead of butter and added some peas for some color and sweetness.

This Chicken Piccata with Sun Died Tomatoes is very easy to make making this recipe a fast weeknight option. Serve with a simple green salad, pasta or steamed vegetables.

This Chicken Piccata with Sun Died Tomatoes is very easy to make making this recipe a fast weeknight option. Serve with pasta or salad.

Chicken Piccata with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Chicken Piccata with Sun Dried Tomatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves ( I bought chicken cutlets at the grocery store ~ 1.5 lb)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes, minced ( I used sun dried tomatoes in olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas (optional; they add some color and a little bit of sweetness)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle both sides of cutlets generously with salt and pepper. Measure flour into pie tin or shallow baking dish. Working one cutlet at a time, coat with flour, and shake to remove excess.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Add chicken breasts to a skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Add remaining chicken pieces and repeat if needed.
  3. Add shallot to now-empty skillet and return skillet to medium heat. Sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add stock, lemon juice and sun dried tomatoes, increase heat to high, and scrape skillet bottom with wooden spoon or spatula to loosen browned bits. Simmer until liquid reduces to about 1/3 cup, about 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in cream cheese and break it with a wooden spoon until creamy. Add capers and peas 9if using) and cook for another minute. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper and stir parsley. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophie
    February 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Olga! Thanks for sharing this recipe! When reading your post, it sounds pretty easy to make for all level home-cooks, yet the taste and flavors seem rather generous, and from what I read you have well thought through the enhancement of your recipe. I always have sun-dried tomatoes at home, so for sure I’ll try your recipe anytime soon!

    • Reply
      Olga
      February 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Sophie! Hope you do… this recipe is very easy! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Reply
        Sophie
        February 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

        I went today to the store to purchase everything that was missing in the pantry. Guess what my plans are for this weekend…!? Hehe, looking forward to it!

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    Sophie
    February 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I have cooked your recipe tonight, replaced the chicken by a nice veal filet, and it tasted divine! Great combo of flavors, I loved it 🙂 Will definitely keep your recipe ready at hand!

    • Reply
      Olga
      February 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Veal sounds perfect for this recipe! what a great idea, I should try it as well! thanks for the feedback! I am so happy that you liked it, Sophie!!!

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