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Easy Chicken Piccata

You will love this Chicken Piccata recipe - golden seared chicken breast topped with a lemon white wine caper sauce!  Your guest will assume this delicious recipe is complex but it is about as easy as it comes! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 616kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimpleTeam


For dredging:

  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. white wine
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. capers, brine drained
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley


  • In a baking dish or pie dish, combine flour, parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Whisk until combined.
  • Place chicken cutlets in the mixture and dredge them. They should be generously coated in the mixture. Transfer to a plate, or parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the oil and butter. Once hot, add the chicken and brown on each side, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and transfer to a clean plate or piece of parchment paper.
  • To make the sauce, in the same skillet, add the wine. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Let the liquid simmer until it reduces by half.
  • Add the lemon juice, remaining butter, capers. Whisk to combine. If serving immediately. Add chicken back to the pan, spoon sauce over top, then serve. Or plate the chicken and spoon the sauce over top (to prevent it from getting too soggy). Garnish with fresh parsley.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1362IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3mg