Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce Recipe
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Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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Once you've tried Susan Pursell's tangy yet delicate entree, you won't hesitate to make it for company. Seasoned with Parmesan and parsley, the chicken cooks up golden brown, then is drizzled with a light lemon sauce. Susan sent the recipe from her home in Fountain City, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth, divided
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half: 232 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow dish, combine the egg substitute, 2 tablespoons wine or broth, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, garlic and hot pepper sauce. In another shallow dish, combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, parsley and salt. Coat chicken with flour mixture, dip in egg substitute mixture, then coat again with flour mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown four chicken breast halves in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil for 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm. Drain drippings. Repeat with remaining chicken and oil. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, melt butter. Add the remaining wine or broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, until sauce is reduced by a fourth. Drizzle over chicken. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Piccata in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p52

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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25Carol User ID: 7154652 265833
Reviewed May. 10, 2017

"I doubled the sauce ingredients as my family likes extra sauce. This was delicious and is now on my make again menu."

Kim0827 User ID: 8763291 259777
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017 Edited Apr. 19, 2017

"I really liked this. I make picatta all the time for my son but differently. He loves the way i make it but I thought I'd try it this way for a change. He liked this recipe but prefers mine. I thought it was very good. Better than mine. So 5 stars from me. 4 from my son. I used white wine and chicken broth combo. Didn't have fresh parsley so used jarred. Added a bit more of ingredients to make more gravy."

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 245506
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"Excellent flavors - would add mushrooms next time. Will definitely be making again. easy to prepare!"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 239401
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Excellent flavor and relatively easy to make. Adding saut?ed mushrooms really made it stand out. We'll be making this again and again."

saltybeefnstickyrice User ID: 6742123 237451
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"This recipe was delicious! DH called it "a keeper". As suggested by another reviewer, I doubled the sauce, then served it over angel hair."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 228748
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"This one is a family favorite, have been making it for years. My husband didn't believe me when I told him it was a "Light" recipe!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 222626
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"Good flavor."

cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 64869
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"This is fabulous. I used white whole wheat flour, and less of it, more cheese, and threw in some capers in the sauce. Delicious, even warmed up the next night!"

erikaram User ID: 6877151 146534
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"So delicious! I wasn't sure how it would turn out bc I had never eaten chicken piccata before, but it was so tasty. I changed the sauce a bit; adding some sauteed mushrooms for flavor and a bit of cornstarch to thicken it slightly. Yummy! Two thumbs up from my hungry bf :)"

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 151633
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Excellent recipe. I was cooking for two so halved the recipe and made 3 changes. I sliced the breasts in half, horizontally rather than pounding them; much easier and less messy. For the first step of the bound breading, I dredged the chicken in cornstarch, rather than using the flour/Parmesan cheese mixture twice. I learned this secret in Chinese cooking and the result is always crispy breading. As a last step, I added drained capers to the sauce. Capers are traditional in piccata recipes and my husband enjoys them. This one is going in my "Recipe Box.""

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