A quick and easy weeknight dinner!

Pan Seared Chicken Piccata

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Total Time

40 minutes




Combine flour, Kosher salt, and  black pepper in a shallow bowl, then mix well. Dredge each chicken cutlet in the seasoned flour, making sure to coat evenly on all sides. Shake off excess flour, then transfer to a plate.

Dredge the chicken cutlets


Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cutlets (working in batches, as needed), then cook undisturbed until golden brown. Add an additional olive oil and butter, if needed, when cooking the second batch. 

Pan sear the cutlets


To the pan, add shallot and lemon cut into rounds. Season lightly with Kosher salt, then cook until fragrant and softened. Add the smashed garlic cloves, then cook. Pour in white wine, then use a spatula to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook.

Make the piccata sauce


Remove the pan from the heat, then swirl or whisk in the remaining 2 Tbsp butter until melted. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve the chicken with the sauce poured on top, then garnish with 2 Tbsp chopped parsley and a pinch of flaky sea salt.

Finish the sauce


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