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easy chicken piccata recipe plated on a white plate with spaghetti and garnished with parsley
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Chicken Piccata

This easy Chicken Piccata recipe is a family favorite! Tender chicken is pan fried until golden and served with a tantalizing sauce made with lemon juice, white wine or stock, and capers. One of our favorite chicken recipes! Truly phenomenal and incredibly quick and easy to make! This simple chicken dinner is ready to go in less than 20 minutes!
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken piccata, chicken piccata recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 1
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons capers rinse if you want
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch use two for a thicker sauce
  • parsley garnish
  • serve over pasta


  • Slice the chicken breasts in half if breasts are large and flatten to 1/2" thick. If the breasts are smaller, just flatten 4 small chicken breasts with a mallet until approximately 1/2" thick.
  • For the dredging mixture: combine flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture and set aside.
  • Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Let butter melt.
  • Cook chicken in the skillet until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes on each side over medium heat. The chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove chicken and add the rest of the ingredients (chicken broth, white wine, capers, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, and cornstarch) to the skillet, whisking to combine. Simmer for just a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and spoon sauce over top the chicken. Top with parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg