Chicken Piccata Recipe

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 1:35pm by Susan Bewley

Chicken Piccata

Do you ever have those times that you truly have no clue what you want to make for dinner? In our house, this is a bit regular. It usually ends with us grabbing fast food or something fast from the freezer since we both work such long hours. Unfortunately, those sorts of decisions aren’t very good for weight loss and is part of the reason we both need to lose so much weight. To make cooking on the go easier for me, I am starting meal planning and trying to make fancier meals sat home that don’t take too long to prepare but seem nearly as fancy as what you would expect to get in a restaurant. One recipe I got from a friend recently that is quite good is their Chicken Piccata Recipe.

This truly yummy recipe is filled with flavor and much easier than you think to make! You don’t have to tell anyone it took you almost no time to create this delicious recipe, making it perfect for impressing gifts or your significant other. I even love that the ingredients really aren’t anything fancy, allowing you to create a yummy meal without spending a small fortune on a delicious meal for entertaining or making a fancy meal for everyone in your family. We are certain though that you will love this easy to make Chicken Piccata Recipe. Make sure to tell us what you think of this recipe in the comments below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Chicken Piccata Recipe
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Chicken
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in half
  • ½ Cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ lemon cut in slices
  • ½ Cup dry white cooking wine
  • ½ Cup chicken stock
  • ¼ Cup drained capers
  • 2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pkg of thin spaghetti (cooked)
  1. Sift the flour, salt and pepper on a large dinner plate.
  2. Using a can or a meat hammer, pound the chicken until it is only ¼ inch thick. Cut each breast in half.
  3. Coat the chicken in your flour mixture.
  4. In a large pan, heat 1 TBSP of butter and olive oil. It is ready for the chicken when it is a slightly brown color.
  5. Place chicken in the skillet and cook until its slightly brown. Remove chicken from heat.
  6. Use the remainder of the sauce and cook the garlic on medium heat 1 minute.
  7. Add lemon juice to the pan and the remaining flour. Cook for 1 minute.
  8. Stir white cooking wine, chicken stock, lemon slices, and capers into the sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce is reduces by about half.
  9. Add the remaining butter and parsley to the skillet. Stir and add the chicken for reheating.
  10. Add cooked spaghetti to the chicken and sauce mixture. Serve hot.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

38 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michelle Elizondo June 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Oh so good! We try to eat healthy but need better recipes. This is a good one. Thank you!

  2. Laurie P June 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Mouth watering…. I love what lemon does to chicken!

  3. Nicole Dziedzic June 2, 2015 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Wow this recipe looks like a must try! I love the presentation of the meal, very well prepared! Your pictures are mouth watering. Going to add this to my favorites list.

  4. lisa June 3, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I love chicken piccata. I haven’t had it in quite a while. Sounds like dinner tonight

  5. M.Clark June 4, 2015 at 12:53 am - Reply

    This looks delicious, I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Debbie Welchert June 4, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds and looks so yummy. It is one recipe I actually have all the ingredients here for. I know my family is going to love it.

  7. RANDY FULGHAM June 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    this sounds like a very good recipe-i must try it-thanks

  8. Michele Rogers June 5, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    looks good and I will definitely be trying this out

  9. Carol L June 5, 2015 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I haven’t had Chicken Piccata in so long. This looks awesome. I love what the lemon does to this recipe. Thasnks for the recipe. I’m definitrly making this.
    Carol L

  10. Tawny June 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    It looks good. Is there a substitute for capers? We really don’t like them.

  11. Myra Ball June 7, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    This is the perfect recipe for my family. My kids will eat chicken, usually or spaghetti with olive oil. I make a recipe with bratwurst sausage and spaghetti in olive oil. My kids eat the sausage and I eat the noodles. It’s a great way to make meals that everyone enjoys. I’m not a meat eater and my youngest 3 kids are. Great recipe that I’m finally trying.

  12. amy guillaume linderman June 7, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

    this looks sooo delicious

  13. Kelly June 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Oh that looks super yummy! I love Chicken Piccata. I think it makes a very tender chicken. I also love your red strainer! Perfect size.

  14. Cathy French June 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I have never had chicken piccata but this looks and sounds delicious. Easy to make, going to have to try this.

  15. Sandra Watts June 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Great mouthwatering recipe. It really looks so good.

  16. Michele Ash June 9, 2015 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the delicious recipe on Chicken Piccata Recipe! This sounds and looks so delicious! It really doesn’t sound too hard to make! I’ve been checking around for different easy recipes. Since we are watching our pennies, because times are tough, I need to get some simple recipes that aren’t spicy and with items I have in my pantry. I have some chicken, however, my husband won’t eat chicken! Me and the kids love chicken! I saved your recipe and I’m going to try it when we have left overs for my husband to eat! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe on Chicken Piccata Recipe with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  17. llinda moore June 9, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Wow this looks so good! Never had had before. I always see it on the menu and never try it. This looks like something my whole family would like and not hard at all to make.I will be making this and will let you know how it turns out. Yours looks so good.

  18. Sophia,M.,McConnery June 15, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Would be good!

  19. RANDY FULGHAM July 15, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    i just love chicken made any way you can fix it, and this is next on my list to make.and i aint sharing it with nobody

  20. Fee Roberts July 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing. I’ve been looking for some new chicken recipes to try. I get tired of my same old recipes. Thank you 🙂

  21. Jo-Ann Brightman July 16, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I have always enjoyed chicken piccata although I don’t use as many capers in my version.

  22. Elizabeth August 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this fabulous Chicken Piccata recipe; it’s always been one of my favorites! I love your take on the recipe and will be fixing it very soon!

  23. Terri S August 8, 2015 at 1:50 am - Reply

    This looks so good! I love chicken. I will be making this soon, Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  24. Kimberly K August 16, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I love chicken! I was looking for a new recipe so this is getting made tonight!

  25. Pamela Gurganus August 19, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I ate chicken piccata in a restaurant for the very first time almost 20 years ago and to this day, if I go to a restaurant and it’s on the menu, I order it! I absolutely love it, but have never tried making it at home. This recipe looks like something I could make and I’m excited to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  26. john hutchens August 29, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    The chicken piccata looks delicious. I will try this recipe. I get tired of the same recipes all the time so it is nice to try something new.

  27. Magdalena September 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this delicious and nutritional recipe. A must have to do. 🙂

  28. Lula Ruger September 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I like chicken-piccata and thought it was much more complicated to make i think i could do this thanks so much

  29. Tamra Phelps October 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    I’ve had chicken piccata, but never tried to make it myself. I’ll give this a try!

  30. Nicole Carter October 20, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I must try this!

  31. Kim Campbell November 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! I love Chicken Piccata.

  32. Lisa Ogle September 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I have been meaning to make some Chicken Piccata, now I am hungry. I know what I am having for dinner tonight!

  33. Geri Sandoval September 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I have never made chicken piccata, looks and sounds like a great recipe. Something different to do with chicken. Thanks for the recipe

  34. Jessica Lodge September 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious. I’m definitely going to try it out. I’ve been looking for new things to do with chicken.

  35. Kimberly Flickinger October 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This Chicken Piccata looks and sounds amazing, definitely a great dinner recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Amy Green October 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I like the ingredients that go into this dish! You can even vary the recipe a little by changing out the pasta that you plate the chicken with from time to time.

  37. Lynne B November 13, 2016 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    “Yes, all the time!” is my answer to the first sentence of your post! I’m always asking my family what they feel like for dinner. They’re no help. When I saw your recipe, it was like a lightbulb! I haven’t made this since I was a newlywed!

  38. Heru March 13, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    looks yummy

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