Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe
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Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

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My chicken dish is ready to serve in a half hour. It takes just a few minutes in the oven to bake to tender perfection. —Hannah Williams, Malibu, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise. Pound with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches, adding additional oil as needed. Transfer chicken to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  3. Add stock, capers and lemon juice to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until creamy. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake 5-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken Piccata in Taste of Home Easy Weeknight Dinners RTL 2014 2014, p218

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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gooch621 User ID: 7069389 247313
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"Super easy!"

chsmoak User ID: 8272977 243929
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Oh my gosh, I made this recipe exactly as written but doubled it. It was delicious and a definite keeper. My family was literally scraping their plates. It went well with angel hair pasta that had butter, Parmesan and Italian seasoning tossed in."

MissusWhite User ID: 8758696 243055
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"I added a tablespoon of fresh lemon zest and a half cup of white wine to boost the flavor of the sauce. Also whisked in a healthy tablespoon of flour to thicken it and only 2 TSB of butter. Since I had already pounded the breasts rather thin, I only baked it for 4 minutes at 400 and it was absolutely delicious."

2217V User ID: 8336597 242154
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Just OK. I found it bland, and uninteresting. Some white wine in lieu of just chicken broth might have helped some. Will use other recipes for this dish."

Sethsmom22 User ID: 7320547 241591
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"This was easy and excellent. To save time I used thin cut chicken breasts. Worked like a charm."

Cwong624 User ID: 1504025 241110
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"This is a very good recipe. The sauce didn't thicken at all at the end and wished I had saved the flour dredge to thicken it just a bit. But a very yummy recipe!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 7538927 241037
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"My wife and I loved this easy to prepare recipe. We will attempt to thicken the sauce a little to stick to the pasta better. Great flavor."

dorren k User ID: 8480624 240966
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Very easy and quick to make! Thank you Hannah"

jerseysue55 User ID: 5667156 240372
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"This is a wonderful, tasty and easy to make recipe. I would recomend it to all my friends. Served it with garlic sauted swiss chard and egg noodles. Thank you Hannah"

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 240343
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Fabulous!! I topped it with some chopped fresh Italian parsley before serving. Everyone loved it!"

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