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Lemony Chicken Piccata Recipe

Lemony Chicken Piccata Recipe

THIS is a flavorful low-fat, low sodium dish. With the lemon juice ingredient, the salt isn’t missed. I usually serve this with rice or pasta, but it takes longer to cook either one of these than it does the chicken!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons capers
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 thin lemon slices


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large plastic resealable bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add the chicken, one piece at a time. Seal bag and toss to coat.
  • 2. In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. Add wine and garlic to the pan; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add the broth, lemon juice and capers. Bring to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in butter and lemon slices. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.

Reviews for Lemony Chicken Piccata

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"One of the best recipes I have tried! Will absolutely be making this again and again and again."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"This is so tasty and tender. I used regular broth rather than low-sodium."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Delicious and so easy! I love the lemon and capers combo."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"This Recipe was SO quick and Easy! I love it! Tried it on a whim tonight and it was AMAZING! I used chicken tenderloins and doubled the recipe. My 9 year old declared it a Keeper recipe. :)"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"My whole family loves this recipe! I have made it several times. Only problem is there is 6 of us so I have to make it in two batches.... BUT well worth the effort!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"The best lemon chicken recipe I have ever eaten. It is amazing. I will be serving it again and again."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"LOVE chicken piccata!! definitely added more capers and butter and it was amazing:-)"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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