Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 15, 2023
The classic chicken piccata entree is my favorite dish, but I wanted another way to have all the same flavors. These chicken piccata meatballs are the perfect solution, whether served alone or with a sauce like marinara or Buffalo! Serve over buttered noodles if you'd like, or stick toothpicks in them for appetizers. —Dawn Collins, Rowley, Massachusetts


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese and lemon wedges


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. With wet hands, shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Brown meatballs in batches; drain. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
  3. Add broth and wine to pan; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add capers and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until meatballs are cooked through, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with lemon wedges.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Serve these chicken piccata meatballs alongside these other fabulous appetizer recipes. We recommend pairing them with a marinated olive and cheese ring or a pepperoni pizza loaf.
  • Have leftovers to spare? Use them up in one of these marvelous meatball recipes (that aren't just spaghetti).
  • Our Test Kitchen pros recommend making these meatballs in our 12.5-inch non-stick skillet.

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    Nutrition Facts

    1 meatball: 63 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.