Chicken Piccata Casserole


I love chicken piccata, but I don't love cooking it on top of the stove. Get the great piquant taste of chicken piccata, without the spatters, in the oven! It's more convenient, and it frees you up to tend to the other parts of dinner, like some tasty pasta, and maybe a vegetable or a salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup capers, drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 (8 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 medium lemon, sliced

  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour and garlic; stir constantly until garlic is fragrant and flour is mixed well, about 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until sauce is bubbly and thick, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, capers, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  4. Slice each chicken breast lengthwise into 2 cutlets. Place in a single layer in the prepared dish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce evenly over the chicken and top with lemon slices.

  5. Combine remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the casserole.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Cook's Note:

You may use purchased chicken cutlets or tenders. Be sure to adjust cooking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* 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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