This is a quick and easy recipe for chicken piccata with a caper sauce.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Pound breasts to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.

  • Spread flour into a wide, shallow dish. Press chicken into flour to coat completely.

  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook chicken in hot butter mixture until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet to a serving platter and cover with a lid to keep warm.

  • Pour white wine, lemon juice, capers, and garlic into the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon; cook at a boil until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

  • Drizzle sauce over and around the chicken; garnish with parsley.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; 11.8 g total fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 387 mg sodium. 9.6 g carbohydrates; 39.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I was a little hesitant to try this because It had so few ratings but I made this for my husband last night and he really loved it. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the sauce and chicken together instead of taking out the chicken and pouring the sauce later. I think it allowed the chicken to absorb more of the flavor. Anyway give it a try because this is a winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe has been a classic and is very simple to make. This recipe incorporates all the proper flavors the white wine being a very nice touch for the sauce. Haven't changed a thing comes out perfect every time! However sometimes for faster cooking I will use chicken tenders vs chicken breasts. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I made this recipe without dredging the chicken in flour (as I was looking to make a grain free dish). I sauteed seasoned chicken tenderloins in coconut oil. I served it over baked spaghetti squash with a little shredded parmesan on top. Both my husband and I found the sauce to be too lemony and/or tart. However it was a good base. I will make it again but next time I will probably cut the lemon in half decrease the capers and add some butter (which perhaps I was missing because I didn't cook the chicken in butter). Thanks for sharing this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I only used one chicken breast and I still have leftovers. So Yummy!!! I took that one breast and cut it into 4 thin fillets. Had no flour so I used Bisquick worked fine. Added extra artichokes because I love them so. Served over orzo and I cooked the parsley since I don't like it fresh. Will use this recipe again and good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My hubby's new favorite dish!! He LoVES the chicken piccata from macaroni grill but he craves this version even more!! Made a few tweaks though to perfect it... when coating the chicken I scrambled up to eggs to soak them in first then placed them moist chicken in a Ziploc bag with the flour added 1/2 cup Parmesan 2 tbsp of seasoned salt and a cup of panko bread crumbs. Once the chicken was done and set aside I let some mushrooms sauté right before adding in the rest of the sauce ingredients. To the sauce I added 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream a touch of the liquid from the caper jar and a dash of corn starch to thicken it up a bit..... Turned out AMAZIINNGGGGg!!! Thanks for the great recipe!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Simple and quick this makes a flavorful dish wonderful served over pasta. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious every time. I have made with capers but tonight I was out of capers so I made it with fresh rosemary. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was Super easy the only change I made was to use chicken cutlets so no pounding! An easy meals that takes no time at all. Read More