Chicken Piccata

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a nice, easy recipe that is delicious!”

    Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded thin
  • 1/4 cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 3teaspoonsbutter
  • 1/4 cupchicken broth
  • 1/4 cupwhite wine
  • 3teaspoonslemon juice
  • 3teaspoonscapers
  • Directions

  • Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
  • Coat each breast with flour mixture.
  • Shake off excess.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter.
  • Add the chicken breasts and sauté (turning once) over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from skillet.
  • In same skillet, combine the chicken broth, wine, and lemon juice.
  • Boil sauce, reducing it by one third.
  • Top chicken with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with capers.
  • Reviews

  • “Outstanding!White meat is sometimes boring.Not so with this recipe.The sharpness of the wine, lemon juice & capers is refreshingly pleasant.To balance the meal, I served this with a curry rice (with golden raisins, green onions & toasted almonds) and melon peach salad, both on this website.It was great with a quality chardonnay.I plan to serve it again at a dinner party I’m giving in a couple of weeks.I think an onion focaccia with Ranch dipping sauce will make a nice appetizer. And dessert will be chocolate-dipped cookies and chamomile tea.”

  • “Tired of plain chicken? This is so easy and so good! I made it with baked ziti. It was a hit with the family.I use to order this dish out. Now I’ll make my own!”

  • “This is a very easy and quick dish that makes you look like you are a culinary whiz to your friends. Lots of rave reviews!”

  • “Excellent flavor! However, I doubled the sauce and it still wasn’t enough. Next time I’ll quadruple it. I added the chicken back to the sauce to simmer for a few minutes and it was wonderful! I did add a bit of garlic powder to the flour, and some minced garlic to the sauce because I love the flavor combination of lemon and garlic. Definitely will make again. I served this over angel hair pasta and a side of sauteed zucchini and mushrooms.”

  • “Yummm, especially over a bed of angel hair pasta. Thank you!”

  • “this is more than a five star recipe. I have had chicken piccata many times and this is by far the best, the only thing i did different is that I used large chicken breasts and cut them into 1 1/2 inch pieces. I tripled the sauce and added more garlic powder. It was fantastic, everyone asked for seconds and thirds and they even said it was the best they have had. Very good thanks for posting this.”

  • “Loved this.Had a Mother’s Day party at my house.lightly breaded the night before.Mixed the chicken broth, wine and lemons.Everything ready to go the next day. Very good.Thanks for posting.”

  • “I have made Chicken Piccata several times, and this is by far the simplest recipe I have used.Very tasty too!I doubled all of the liquids, since I served it with rice, and we like a lot of sauce. The chicken was so tender and tangy!I also like the variations that others suggested – using tilapia or pork and adding extras such as artichokes.Mushrooms would be a nice addition as well.”

  • “Great chicken!I have tried other piccata recipes and they were good but this one is truely the best!We always pick off the capers so this time I didnt add them.I did throw some sliced onion in with the sauce while it simmered and it turned out perfect.Thank you for sharing!”

  • “Easy and delicious.Will double the sauce the next time and make sure that the chicken breasts are thinner.I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and thickened the sauce at the end with a little additional flour. Garnish with thin lemon slices. Thanks for posting.”

  • “very good. I did not know but I do like capers. They have kind of a tangy taste though not as sour as pickles. I think my sauce reduced further than 1/3 but It was very good. It seems to reduce quickly.”

  • “This is so good.I made this with brown rice and a veggie.We really liked this alot.I plan on making this often, the capers make this dish pop.The chicken is so tender and flavorful.Thank you for sharing.”

  • “This is terrific!I added the capers to the sauce while cooking because I love the flavor, otherwise followed directions.I thought the lemon amount wouldn’t be enough but it is!It’s just right all around. I’llmake this again!I wanted to lick the skillet!”

  • “Delicious.I doubled the sauce and used the juice of one whole lemon and added the capers to the sauce just before serving.Wonderful recipe.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “tossed the capers into the sauce at the end for an extra flavor infusion … and i just want to eat the whole lot of it because it’s so tasty. must save some for lunch tomorrow … must save … i’m almost convinced 🙂 thank you for the awesome dish!”

  • “Delicious. Perfect recipe. Thanks!”

  • “Made this exactly as written for our Christmas Eve dinner and it was wonderful!!Served with rice pilaf and spinach quickly wilted in the same pan with a bit of garlic and lemon. Lovely dinner!”

  • “My boyfriend cooked this for me (after a few tries), and it was beautiful!Very clean, simply and tasty (and healthy!).We left out the capers since neither of us are fans.”

  • “Looking for a new way to cook chicken that is fast and delicious, then this is it.I added a little more lemon juice to really get that lemon flavor. This is one that I will keep and make often.”

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