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Brandy Chicken Piccata

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine Italian
Keyword brandy, capers, chicken, lemon, piccata
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 707 kcal


  • 8 chicken tights 8 chicken tights, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 0.5 cup brandy 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 tablespoon garlic 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 0.25 cup sodium-free chicken stock 1/4 cup sodium-free chicken stock
  • 0.25 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • flat-leaf parsley chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • fresh lemon slices fresh lemon slices
  • salt salt
  • pepper pepper
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  1. Season the chicken tights with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the 1 olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter.

  2. Sauté the chicken tights skin down for 5 - 6 minutes on one side if the skin feels some resistant cook it a bit longer. Turn them over and sauté the other side until nicely browned, and no juices are running, 5 to 6 minutes. 

  3. Add the brandy and chicken broth to the pan and bring it to a boil. Add minced garlic. Cook until garlic is slightly brown and liquid half evaporated about 2 minutes.

  4. Add lemon juice, parsley, and capers and continue cooking for another 3 to 5 minutes. 

  5. Finish the sauce with butter and lemons slices. Once butter melts and sauce are starting to get a bit thick, it is ready to serve.

  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Brandy Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 252mg84%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.