Easy Chicken Piccata


This is my son's favorite dish. He is a very persnickety eater. Serve this chicken recipe over white rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ stick butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 3 medium lemons, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons drained capers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Slice chicken breasts horizontally to yield 4 pieces. Place breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thin. Place flour on a plate and dredge each breast on both sides in flour.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Put chicken into the skillet and season tops with salt and pepper. Turn when nicely browned, about 4 minutes, and season again. Cook second side until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer breasts to a plate, reserving skillet drippings.

  3. Add wine and lemon juice to the skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Simmer to reduce and thicken sauce, about 5 minutes more. Add capers and pour sauce over chicken breasts on the plate. Sprinkle with parsley.

    chicken piccata on a white plate
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 66mg 332%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 478mg 10%

* 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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