Easy Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
601 Calories
36g Fat
17g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 601
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 48g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

To save time, measure the ingredients before you start and you can have this delicious chicken piccata on the table in less than 15 minutes. Serve with a savory couscous and quick microwave asparagus for a fast and easy meal.


  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet white wine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon small capers, drained

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle evenly on both sides of chicken cutlets.

  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot.

  3. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

  4. Add the chicken in one layer and cook on the first side for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and brown the other side. Turn only once. (It will cook more later.) Remove to a platter.

  5. Add the white wine to the pan drippings and cook, scraping up the browned bits, until syrupy. Stir in the butter, lemon juice, and chicken stock. Cook for 2 minutes.

  6. Return chicken to the pan, turning to coat both sides with sauce. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center (160 on an instant-read thermometer).

  7. Sprinkle with capers. Let rest for 2 minutes, then serve with pan sauce.