Chicken Piccata is a delicious Italian dish made with chicken breasts, lemon sauce, capers, and butter. Here are some benefits of this dish:

  1. High protein content: Chicken is a great source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, bones, and other tissues in the body.
  2. Low in fat: Chicken breast is a lean cut of meat that is low in fat, making it a healthy choice for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Rich in vitamins and minerals: Chicken is a good source of B vitamins, which are important for energy metabolism, as well as vitamin D, which is essential for bone health.
  4. Contains antioxidants: Lemon juice and capers contain antioxidants that can help protect the body against damage from free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  5. Delicious and satisfying: Chicken Piccata is a flavorful and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of side dishes, making it a great option for busy weeknights or special occasions.

Quick Chicken Piccata

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 321 kcal


  • To make Quick Chicken Piccata, you will need the following equipment:
  • Large skillet A large skillet is necessary to cook the chicken and sauce.
  • Meat mallet You'll need a meat mallet to pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  • Tongs Tongs are useful for flipping the chicken and removing it from the skillet.
  • Measuring cups and spoons You'll need measuring cups and spoons to measure out the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Cutting board and knife A cutting board and sharp knife are necessary for slicing the lemon and chopping the parsley.
  • Whisk or fork A whisk or fork can be used to mix the sauce ingredients together.
  • Serving Platter You'll need a serving platter to present the finished chicken piccata.
  • It's important to have all equipment and ingredients prepared before beginning to make the recipe, as this will help ensure a smooth and efficient cooking process.


  • skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • all purpose  flour for dredging
  • 2 tbsp  olive oil
  • 1 tbsp  capers, drained
  • ½  cup  white wine
  • ¼  cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼  cup water
  • 3 tbsp  cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley


  • Step 1
    Place chicken bosoms between 2 sheets of weighty plastic on a strong, level surface. Solidly pound chicken bosoms with the smooth side of a meat hammer to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Step 2
    Season the two sides of chicken bosoms with cayenne, salt, and dark pepper; dig daintily in flour and shake off any overabundance.
  • Step 3
    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high intensity. Place chicken in the dish, decrease intensity to medium, and cook until seared and cooked through, around 5 minutes for each side; move to a plate.
  • Step 4
    Cook escapades in saved oil, crushing them softly to deliver saline solution, until warmed through, around 30 seconds. Empty white wine into the skillet and heat to the point of boiling while at the same time scratching the cooked pieces of food off the lower part of the dish with a wooden spoon. Cook until diminished considerably, around 2 minutes.
  • Step 5
    Mix lemon squeeze, water, and spread into the decreased wine blend; cook and mix consistently to frame a thick sauce, around 2 minutes. Diminish intensity to low and mix parsley through the sauce.
  • Step 6
    Return chicken bosoms to the skillet and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Present with sauce spooned over the top.