Chicken Piccata with Capers Recipe -
Chicken Piccata with Capers Recipe
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Chicken Piccata with Capers

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"This is a quick and easy recipe for chicken piccata with a caper sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Pound breasts to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
  2. Spread flour into a wide, shallow dish. Press chicken into flour to coat completely.
  3. Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook chicken in hot butter mixture until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet to a serving platter and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  4. Pour white wine, lemon juice, capers, and garlic into the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon; cook at a boil until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle sauce over and around the chicken; garnish with parsley.
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Jan 17, 2015

I was a little hesitant to try this because It had so few ratings but I made this for my husband last night and he really loved it. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the sauce and chicken together instead of taking out the chicken and pouring the sauce later. I think it allowed the chicken to absorb more of the flavor. Anyway, give it a try because this is a winner!

Dec 15, 2014

I made this recipe without dredging the chicken in flour (as I was looking to make a grain free dish). I sauteed seasoned chicken tenderloins in coconut oil. I served it over baked spaghetti squash with a little shredded parmesan on top. Both my husband and I found the sauce to be too lemony and/or tart. However, it was a good base. I will make it again, but next time I will probably cut the lemon in half, decrease the capers and add some butter (which perhaps I was missing because I didn't cook the chicken in butter). Thanks for sharing this.


4 Ratings

Dec 10, 2014

I made this last night and it was a big hit!!! I will make it again!

Nov 28, 2014

Simple and quick, this makes a flavorful dish, wonderful served over pasta.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 39.3 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 387 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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