Quick Salmon Piccata


This savory salmon piccata can be prepped and cooked in under 30 minutes! Serve over pasta or rice.

close up view of a salmon fillet with caper sauce over spaghetti, garnished with lemon slices
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets, skin removed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 slices lemon


  1. Pour flour into a bowl. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add salmon and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

  3. Pour wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add garlic; cook until liquid reduces by about half and garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers; stir until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter until melted.

  4. Return salmon to the skillet and spoon sauce over top. Cook until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes per side.

  5. Transfer salmon to serving plates. Pour pan sauce over top and garnish with lemon slices.


If you're not a fan of fish, you can substitute thinly sliced or pounded chicken breasts for the salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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