Chicken Piccata

Simply amazing Chicken Piccata, made in 20 minutes! Browned chicken topped with sauce made from butter, lemon juice, capers, chicken stock and wine.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken dinner, chicken piccata, chicken piccata recipe, how to make chicken piccata
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets about 4
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf Italian parsley chopped
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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  2. Stir flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish. Dredge each chicken cutlet in flour mixture and add to the hot pan. Cook chicken, about 3 minutes each side until browned and fully cooked. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

  3. In the hot pan, whisk in remaining butter, lemon juice, chicken stock, and white wine to create the sauce. Add in capers, parsley, and chicken pieces.

  4. Serve warm with lemon slices or wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 357mg16%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 471IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.