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Chicken Piccata Recipe

Lil' Luna
Chicken piccata is flavorful and beyond easy to make! This tasty dish requires surprisingly few ingredients and is cooked in a lemon butter sauce topped with capers.
5 from 15 votes
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 311 kcal


  • 3-4 skinless chicken breast boneless
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • all purpose flour for dredging
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c chicken stock
  • 1/4 c brined capers rinsed
  • 1/3 c fresh parsley chopped


  • Season all sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Add flour to a bowl to dredge the chicken in. Shake off excess flour.
  • Melt 2 tbsp butter along with 3 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • When the oils start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes on each side (internal temp 165°F). Remove the chicken and place on a plate.
  • Leave juices and oil in the pan and add lemon juice, chicken stock and capers. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan to add flavor. Taste and season accordingly.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken and place on a platter.
  • Add 2 more tbsp butter to the pan and whisk the sauce vigorously.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and garnish with parsley.


Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 19gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 449mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 817IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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