Chicken Piccata

Served this chicken at a recent a family dinner party.  Simple and flavorful recipe that goes well with pasta or my lemon potato recipe.

Prep time:  15 minutes

Cooking time:  25 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • All-purpose flour(classic way) or bread crumbs( I used Italian bread crumbs for a change) for dredging
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped



1.  Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour or bread crumbs and shake off excess.

2.  In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 4 tablespoons of butter with 5 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate.

3.  Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.

Ingredients for Chicken Piccata

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