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Family favorite, easy lemony chicken piccata. Delicious!

Chicken Piccata

Lemony buttery chicken, a comforting Italian classic of chicken breasts cooked in an olive oil and butter sauce with lemon juice and capers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Diet Halal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 524kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied and cut in half
  • Flour for dredging chicken
  • 1 stick butter (100 grams)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 lemons juiced (I used 1.5)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream optional
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • noodles for serving I used angel hair
  • lemon juice for noodles
  • lemon zest for noodles
  • chopped parsley and shredded parmesan cheese for garnishing


  •  Salt and pepper each side of the chicken breast and then dredge each side in a shallow plate filled with flour. Shake off excess flour.
  •  Heat butter and oil over medium high heat, then fry the chicken breasts 3-4 minutes a side until golden brown. Remove chicken from the pan.
  • Add garlic, chicken broth, and lemon juice and whisk to deglaze the pan. Cook for a few minutes until sauce thickens and reduce. Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Reduce heat to low, whisk in cream if using and add capers. Cook for a few minutes and add chicken breasts back to the pan to warm through before serving.
  • Serve with noodles that you've tossed in a little olive oil and some lemon juice and lemon zest(optional). Garnish with lots of parsley and some parmesan cheese if desired.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 9660mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg