Prepare chicken breasts scallopini-style by pounding them into thin, quick-cooking servings, then dredge in lemon juice and breadcrumbs and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side. The white wine sauce with capers complements the flavor of the lemon juice, and makes a great topping for wild rice.
- Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 tablespoon sauce)
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 4 teaspoons capers
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Brush chicken with juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan, cook 3 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from pan, keep warm.
- Add broth and wine to pan, and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in capers and butter.