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Einkorn chicken piccata recipe

Einkorn Chicken Piccata Recipe

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White wine is the hero with this einkorn chicken piccata recipe—the flavor isn’t too lemony or salty. It's just right. You'll love it!
Course dinner
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 620
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 2–3 breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose einkorn flour 3 oz
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter divided
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup capers brined, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • wedges lemon for squeezing


  • Cut each chicken breast into thirds by first cutting each breast in half lengthwise and setting the thinner half aside. Working with the thick part of the breast, slice in half horizontally to produce 2 more thin cutlets.
  • Cover the chicken breast pieces with a sheet of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or the bottom of a small skillet until all of the pieces are about ¼" thick. Lightly season each cutlet on both sides with salt and pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off any excess. NOTE: We strongly recommend you weigh your einkorn flour, if possible, for better accuracy. If you don’t have a scale, fluff the flour with a fork before you measure it in a cup.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt 4 Tbsp of unsalted butter along with 4 Tbsp olive oil. When oil is hot and butter is melted, add as many cutlets as will fit comfortably into the skillet, but do not overcrowd the pan. Sauté for about 3–4 minutes per side until nicely browned and cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet to a plate and cover lightly with foil. Repeat with remaining chicken cutlets. Once all chicken is cooked and removed from skillet, pour lemon juice, chicken broth, wine and rinsed capers in with the oil remaining in the pan.
  • Bring liquid to a boil, making sure to scrape up the flavorful bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium and return chicken cutlets to skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes, turning chicken once to coat in sauce. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a platter.
  • Add remaining 4 Tbsp butter to sauce and stir or swirl pan so the butter incorporates and emulsifies into sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve over einkorn pasta such as linguine or spaghetti. Enjoy!


Serve a fresh wedge of lemon on the side for a little extra panache!


Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 1745mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g