Quick Chicken Piccata

by Cate on March 20, 2004

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Recipe courtesy of Southern Living magazine
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 10 min.

1 pound chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 (12-oz.) package cooked noodles

1. Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet.

2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper; lightly dredge in breadcrumbs.

3. Cook half of chicken in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done. Remove chicken to a serving platter, and cover with aluminum foil. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken and 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

4. Add broth and lemon juice to skillet, and cook, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet, until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; add butter and parsley, stirring until butter melts. Pour sauce over chicken, and serve over warm noodles.

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