A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Tuesday, September 19

Chicken Piccata

So, we officially had our first "real" home cooked meal in the house last night!

I do prefer my tried and true recipe for Chicken Piccata, I dug up the old original I found online a while back... and remodified it to the way I do it below. ;-) This recipe was what I came to trying to make something similar to the chicken piccata at Cheesecake Factory that I love so much. =)


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, flattened with a mallet
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1/4 cup cream
2 tbsp capers


In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together flour, salt and paprika. In a separate dish or bowl mix together egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in seasoned flour.

In a large skillet, heat butter or margarine over medium high heat. Saute chicken pieces until golden brown. Add mushrooms and saute for 3 to 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl combine the broth, wine, lemon juice and cornstarch. Mix together and pour mixture over chicken and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium low and let chicken mixture simmer for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Add cream and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Add capers in the last moments. Serve over angel hair pasta! mmm! =)


Blogger wheresmymind said...

What are you talkin' about've got mad cookin' skillz! Love the placemats btw :)

11:38 AM  
Anonymous greg gibson said...

Hey now, the Tostino's Mexican Pizza was great Saturday!! ha ha ha!!!

I am going to the store to get me some of that... I can feel like I'm in high school all over again!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Lea said...


boxed Mexican pizza owns. Cant beat 98 each cents either lol

11:10 AM  
Blogger beeee said...

ok, i know you posted this like 23048234 years ago now but i just wanted to let you know that i found this recipe via a google search for "cheesecake factory chicken piccata". this is the only thing i ever get from CF, and i don't know what they put it in it, but i'm pretty sure it's crack, and i'm craving it always. unfortunately, i cannot support my piccata habit and yearned for a way to make this dish at home.

yours is a dead ringer! mmmm! fab! thanks for posting your awesome recipe and for namechecking CF! am eating now... nom nom nom...

8:45 PM  
Blogger Lea said...


Thanks bee!!! Its a lifesaver to have a home recipe when you have a craving for something and the closest Cheesecake Factory is 60 miles away!!!

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/10 Ditto w wht beee said. I just made your Chicken Piccata recipe for my family and I'm the hero (you're the hero!). No more waiting for the Cheesecake Factory and now I can finally try something else there. Thanks!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just made this last night and everybody in my family just loved it. I had to increase the portions a little to feed 6 people and I also used chicken tenders instead of thinly sliced chicken breasts. I also put some garlic powder into the broth/cornstarch mixture and omitted the mushrooms because I hate them. It turned out perfectly! This is a new favorite in my recipe collection. Thanks so much!

1:25 PM  

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