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Brandy Chicken Piccata

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 40 cloves garlic chicken, brandy, brandy chicken, brandy dessert, capers, chicken, chicken breast, chicken piccata, chicken thighs, chicken with lemon, cooking with brandy, garlic, lemon, lemon chicken, piccata, piccata style chicken, veal piccata, what are capers
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


  1. Season the chicken tights all over with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 1 olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter.

  2. Sauté the chicken tights skin down for 5 - 6 minutes per side if the skin feels some resistance when shaking the skillet, 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. Lower the heat under the skillet. Add the brandy and chicken broth to the pan and put it back on the heat 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 the butter melts and thickens the sauce, 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.