I'm new to the caper scene. I avoided them for years because I was convinced that briney taste would be similar to olives which used to be too intense for me. Olives grew on me over time and now I love them. But the salty, briney caper - when paired with butter, lemon, white wine, chicken broth and parmesan - is a revelation! I am in love with this dish. And everyone should know how to make perfect chicken piccata. It's actually pretty easy to make.
Perfect Chicken Piccata is Fairly Easy to Make
First of all, chicken piccata is remarkably easy to prepare and I know that I lot of people shy away from it because it looks complex. It's really not. There are only a handful of ingredients and once you make this a few times, you won't even need to look at the recipe anymore. It's a fairly straight foward method to cook the chicken. And I know anything saucy can seem intimidating, but you've got to move on from that if you want to grow - culinarily speaking. 🙂
Lemon chicken is a favorite around our house and when you add that simple, yet luxurious sauce to the mix we can't get enough of it. Here's the thing: plenty of chicken piccata recipes have you choose between adding either wine or chicken broth to make the sauce. I say: why not use both? Really, all that happens when you use both is that your chicken piccata tastes even better! Wine and chicken broth is a great start to a sauce - simple ingredients that can really elevate your flavors.
Making Chicken Piccata with Leftovers in Mind is great for smaller households
This was a great dinner for two and we had plenty of leftovers for our lunches. I'm usually cooking with leftovers in mind, so I regularly make more than we need for one dinner. Why spend money eating out lunch when you can cook delicious food for yourself? Really - in my old corporate jobs I worked with people who ate out lunch every day. How did they afford that? As far as I could tell it costs at least $12 (usually more) per day to do this. And you're not getting great quality food either. It's fast and salty and fatty, at minimum. Save your money, plan your dinners well, and take your leftovers for lunch. Over time, this will save you a tremendous amount of money.
Oohhhh, So You Want More Chicken Ideas? I Gotcha Covered:
- Creamy Chicken Marsala
- Rosemary Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Balsamic Cholula Chicken
- Chicken Parmesan with Mom's Spaghetti Sauce
- Lemon Butter Basil Chicken Cutlets
- Fajita Stuffed Chicken
- Cardamom Chicken w/Coconut Raisin Rice