This Italian classic is a staple in our home. We love the acidity of the vinegar, texture of the capers, and buttery crisp of the chicken. Not only is this entree satisfying, but it is quick to prepare and cook. Plus, any time we make chicken piccata, the dish is so elegant that it feels like I want to wear a formal to dinner. hehehe!
The recipe can be found here. To be completely GF safe, we use a chicken broth that specifically says it is gluten-free. As well, we use white wine vinegar instead of dry white wine. This is not a gluten-free issue, just preference. 🙂
We like buying the Gold’n Plump individual chicken breasts because they come individually packaged. This is SO convenient because we can use 2 of the 4 chicken breasts in the package and do not have to worry about quickly packaging the remaining two breasts. Walmart carries another brand of individually wrapped chicken breasts, as well (I think that package comes with 5 breasts). It is a little bit more expensive but worth the extra cost.
Before cooking chicken, tenderizing is recommended. Tenderizing chicken makes for a more even cooking, and the chicken will cook faster because the breast flattens. Joe loves pounding the chicken with the OXO Steel Dishwasher Safe Meat Tenderizer, but before we could find a dishwasher safe meat tenderizer (seriously, everything we own HAS to be dishwasher safe), he used the bottom of a glass cup. The cup takes a little more muscle, but the chicken comes out great regardless of the tool used.
I should say that I do use butter in my cooking because butter lacks lactose. So, butter is one of the few dairy ingredients I keep in my kitchen. One of my favorite parts of making this meal is smelling the butter melting in the pan. Melted butter = golden, crispy texture. Can you hear the sizzle?
With chicken piccata, we usually have a side of brown rice or quinoa and a vegetable. We had a cupcake before dinner (whoops), so we opted for just a nice side salad. This Sweet Kale salad by Eat Smart is our favorite because it comes GF/DF already, and it is packed with vegetables. We buy this at Costco or our local grocery store, and the salad is as easy to prepare as opening the bag and pouring everything into a bowl. SO yummy and filling… and EASY!!