TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces baby portabello mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained


  1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/8-in. thickness. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Cook chicken 2-3 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Transfer to a platter; keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add a single layer of mushrooms and cook, without stirring, about 5 minutes or until mushrooms become red-brown on one side. Turn mushrooms, add garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add wine. Loosen browned bits from pan bottom. Bring to a boil: stir in broth and bring back to a boil. Slice 4 thin slices from lemon and juice remaining lemon. Add lemon slices and juice to skillet. Stir in capers and continue cooking until mixture thickens. Add chicken to sauce; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mushroom Chicken Piccata in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2009, p63

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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anneathome User ID: 8040686 210968
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"I used just about the same receipe that came on the box of shiitake mushrooms I had purchased. Only difference was the type of mushrooms and to also add the juice of the capers. I couldn't believe how easy and good it was. Really quick dinner. Served it with brown rice and peas."

carolhm25 User ID: 2116228 167444
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"Excellent dish! My husband prepared it and it was delicious!! Definitely a keeper recipe... YUM!"

1234stolz User ID: 2174635 186278
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I make chicken Piccata (Lemon chicken) all the time, but adding the mushrooms was just the perfect touch."

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