Orange Vinegar Chicken Piccata

  • 3 Each-Chicken Breast
  • To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper
  • To Coat-All Purpose Flour
  • To Drizzle-Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Cloves-Fresh Garlic-Smashed
  • 1 Cup-Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Each-Navel Oranges-juice one, segment one (see note below), squeeze juice after removing segments
  • 1 Cup-Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bunch-Kale-stem removed, torn into bite size pieces, about 4 cups
  • 1 Batch-Rice, Pasta or Grits
  • To Dust-Parmesan Cheese


  1. Filet chicken in half, top from bottom and pound flat in between plastic wrap.
  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt/pepper and dredge in flour.
  3. Warm a non-stick pan over medium high heat.
  4. Drizzle just enough oil to lightly coat bottom of pan.
  5. Shake off excess flour and place in pan in batches.
  6. Cook on both sides until golden brown, remove and repeat with remaining chicken.
  7. When golden brown, remove from pan and place on a plate while making the sauce.
  8. In the same pan melt 1 tablespoons of butter while scraping bits from bottom of pan.
  9. Add garlic and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
  10. Add vinegar/orange juice stock and reduce by half.
  11. Lower heat to medium low and whisk in butter.
  12. Add kale/orange segments, stir to wilt and add chicken back to pan.
  13. Cook to warm chicken through, about 2 minutes.
  14. To serve, place rice, pasta or grits on a serving platter or individual plates.
  15. Top with chicken, ladle over some sauce and serve.


Orange Segments (supremes)

  1. Cut top and bottom off orange and place on cutting board cut side up/cut side down.
  2. Trim skin off orange down to flesh (starting at top), removing white pith with skin.
  3. Hold the orange in your hand and begin removing the segments.
  4. Make a cut on one side of membrane removing only the flesh of each segment.
  5. Remove each segment as you go, the membrane should be all that is left.
  6. Squeeze out as much juice from membrane as possible and pour over fruit to store or use immediately.