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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

Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe – 30 Minute Meal

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.

Easy Chicken Piccata

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

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.

Creamy Chicken Piccata
What To Serve With Chicken Piccata

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

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Chicken Piccata

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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Plate the chicken and pour the lemon piccata sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.



Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 702mg | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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About Neli Howard

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Neli Howard and the food blogger behind Delicious Meets Healthy. I started Delicious Meets Healthy in 2014 while working in public accounting. While everything I did at work was very analytical and detail oriented, I have enjoyed cooking because I get to use my creativity and experiment with flavors and textures of different foods.

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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe. I prepare this when my daughter comes in. She loves it. Just saw your chicken and potato dish which I’m going to try . Thanks

  2. its really delicious and i tried many times and seriously everytime ppl was loving it. it easy to prepare and good in taste.big thanks for you.

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

    1. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free flour but you could use anyone you have in your pantry.

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

  5. 5 stars
    I love homemade chicken picot. This looks delicious and so easy to prepare. Great recipe!

  6. 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 !

  7. 5 stars
    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.

  8. 5 stars
    Piccata has always been a favorite of mine, and your photos have me thinking about making some for dinner. This looks absolutely mouthwatering!