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    Italian Chicken Piccata – thin chicken breasts are cooked to golden and then drizzled with a light lemon garlic sauce. This family meal will win your heart not only with its delicious flavor but also for how simple it is to put together. Quick and easy weeknight dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

    Chicken piccata is a classic Italian dish, and it’s pronounced peek-kah-tah. Piccata in culinary terms means thin slices of meat that are sauteed in and served with a lemon butter sauce. This dish has a lemony sauce made with lemon, white wine (or stock), butter and capers, but it’s also creamy and absolutely delicious.

    Chicken Piccata Recipe

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    This easy chicken piccata recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. The lemon-garlic piccata sauce is so so good! Thin chicken breasts are dredged in flour and then browned to a golden color. After you move to a plate, add the shallots, garlic, butter, lemon juice, stock or wine and reduce it for about a couple of minutes. At the end add the capers. Serve the chicken breasts with the lemony garlic piccata sauce.

    Your family will fall in love with this delicious dinner! Easy for a weeknight but fancy enough for company.

    You can also make gluten-free chicken piccata by using gluten-free flour or fine almond meal.  Easy Chicken Piccata

    Best Lemon Piccata Sauce

    This garlic lemon butter sauce is amazing – thick and lush! It’s definitely the star of the dish! It has just the right amount of lemon juice  – not too lemony and tart. The minced garlic, shallots, lemon, butter and the stock blend with the drippings of the chicken and flour left in the skillet. Continue to cook it over medium to medium-high heat to reduce it whisking occasionally. When the sauce has thickened add the capers at the end. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken piccata, and serve it with lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley.

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    You have a lot of options when it comes to side dishes for chicken piccata. You can serve this Italian dish with starches, vegetables, grains and pasta. You can also add a light refreshing salad. Here are some suggestions:

    How To Make Chicken Piccata

    5 from 4 votes
    Chicken Piccata Recipe
    Chicken Piccata
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Italian Chicken Piccata - thin chicken breasts are cooked to golden and then drizzled with a light lemon garlic sauce. This family meal will win your heart not only with its bold layers of flavor but also for how simple it is to pull together. Quick and easy weeknight dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 410 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    • salt and black pepper , to taste
    • 1/3 cup flour (I used gluten free flour)
    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 4 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 cup chicken stock or dry white wine
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp shallots chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic minced
    • 2 Tbsp drained capers
    • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    Instructions
    1. Place each chicken breast between a plastic wrap and lightly pound it to 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish, and dip chicken breasts into flour to coat, shake off excess. 

    2. Heat 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) to the skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a platter; cover with foil to keep warm.

    3. Add remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, chicken stock (or white wine), lemon juice, shallots and minced garlic to the skillet. Boil until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers and remaining 2 Tbsp butter. 

    4. Plate the chicken and pour the lemon piccata sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Piccata
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 410 Calories from Fat 207
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 23g 35%
    Saturated Fat 9g 45%
    Cholesterol 139mg 46%
    Sodium 429mg 18%
    Potassium 702mg 20%
    Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Protein 38g 76%
    Vitamin A 11.3%
    Vitamin C 10.4%
    Calcium 1.9%
    Iron 7.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Italian Chicken Piccata - thin chicken breasts are cooked to golden and then drizzled with a light lemon garlic sauce. This family meal will win your heart not only with its bold layers of flavor but also for how simple it is to pull together. Quick and easy weeknight dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. #chickenpiccata #easydinner #30minutes #quickdinnerrecipes #healthy #recipes #dinner #food
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    Comments

    Piccata has always been a favorite of mine, and your photos have me thinking about making some for dinner. This looks absolutely mouthwatering!

    My family would love this for dinner!

    Chicken piccata is one of the most flavorful dishes ever! It’s my husbands fave, so it was my duty to perfect it here at home. Ha. I make a pescetarian/fish version for myself, but it works! Aaaaand now I’m craving this.

    Sonia

    This chicken piccata looks so delicious and inviting!! My family is a big chicken eaters 😉 and I am always serach for different and quick chicken recipe! Can’t wait to try this !

    I love homemade chicken picot. This looks delicious and so easy to prepare. Great recipe!

    This dish is a perfect nightmeal! Honestly, my bf has insisted me doing this a thousand times 😅 Yummy!
    – Natalie Ellis

    Amy

    Hi Neli! This recipe looks delicious! I was wondering—which gluten-free flour did you use for this recipe? Thanks!

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