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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janetlutter User ID: 8360151 263142
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

"This is easy and tastes delicious. It's presentation is nice enough for guests and even my picky eater teen/tween daughters like it!"

dglong User ID: 1612099 260057
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017 Edited Jan. 23, 2017

"Even my picky husband who only likes fried chicken said I think you should make this again sometime. Will definitely make this again."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 259624
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2017

"Very good. Nice to have a new recipe for chicken. Hubby enjoyed it so will be making it a regular. I used spaghetti and placed it around the chicken before putting it in the oven to finish it off. Added a bit of cream to the sauce before adding spaghetti and chicken. I used my cast iron skillet for the meal.. removing the chicken to a platter while making the sauce and put a lid on before putting in the oven. chicken was SO tender!"

nicki1966 User ID: 8116565 257569
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2016

"Is was an easy meal to make, tasted wonderful...however the sauce never thickened enough? I had added a tablespoon of flour to inhance the texture more. I had it over white rice, green beans and cheddar biscuits...

The flavor was delicious!"

DarBoy User ID: 7513842 256913
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"Great flavor"

HLuvs2Read User ID: 8040184 256270
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"This is the most delicious chicken piccata I have EVER eaten! I made this for my family tonight and it got rave reviews! I did double the sauce and added several tablespoons of minced garlic as I was making the sauce. It added the perfect amount of gusto to the dish. Oh and I served it over linguine. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!!"

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."

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