Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe
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Quick Chicken Piccata Recipe

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Laced with lemon and simmered in white wine, this stovetop entree is super easy and elegant. Just add sides of bread and veggies to make it into a great meal. —Cynthia Heil, Augusta, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 265 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Add wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle with lemon juice. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Piccata in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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SundanceGirl User ID: 7228365 255222
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"This chicken was excellent. I didn't pound breasts but simmered for 17 minutes. Perfect! Served it with Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms recipe from Pinterest. Great combo."

AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 253903
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"Easy, tasted good and looked fancy."

bonito15 User ID: 6959830 252821
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"This was so easy to prepare and really tasted good and love that it was served with the pasta made it just perfect."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 251861
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This was good, fairly simple and a nice change. The only complaint I had was pounding the chicken :)"

pschube User ID: 2658481 248181
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Very nice flavor!"

Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 248037
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"I made this tonight for my husband & me. We really liked it. It was very easy & delicious. I will make it again, I'm sure. My husband loves chicken Piccata in restaurants, but I have never tried to make it. This was really easy. I'm sure there are more complicated recipes out there, but this worked for us just fine. Oh, I did thicken the sauce a bit with a little flour because hubby loves "gravy"."

melita123 User ID: 479569 245573
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Very easy to make and so delicious. I did not have ckn breasts, so I used ckn thighs and it turned out delicious. Thank you"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 245549
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"This was really good and quick and easy.I used white cooking wine and chicken broth.It took a little longer than the recipe said to cook but I think my chicken breasts were a little larger.The chicken was really moist I will definitely make again"

travel6188 User ID: 7806379 243996
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I love this! I always add artichoke hearts as well."

Cook38 User ID: 1584232 223627
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Delish! Quick! Easy! Would def make again!"

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