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Easy Chicken Piccata

Experience the zesty flavors of Italy with this Easy Chicken Piccata recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. Tender chicken breasts are coated in a tangy lemon-caper sauce, making every bite a delightful experience.

98% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Easy Chicken Piccata

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 1 large, boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • flour, as needed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth (120 mL)
  • 1 lemon, Juiced
  • 2 tablespoons caper

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 287
  • Fat 20g
  • Carbs 2g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 24g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Butterfly the chicken breast and pound it thin. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Dredge each piece in flour, shaking off the excess.
  3. In a skillet over high heat, melt three Tbsp. butter, and brown the chicken, the browner and crispier the better, 3–5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove chicken from the skillet, and, in the same pan, add chicken stock, lemon, and capers.
  5. Boil until the sauce reduces by ⅓, and return the chicken to the skillet.
  6. Spoon sauce over the chicken several times.
  7. Serve immediately, with the remaining sauce poured over the chicken.
  8. Enjoy!
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Easy Chicken Piccata