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Chicken Piccata sounds fancy but it’s really a quick and easy chicken recipe. The chicken is seasoned, dredged in flour and sautéed then drizzled with an easy lemon sauce that adds incredible flavor. You won’t believe how tasty this is! Also, leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have them), reheat really well.

I’ve been making this chicken for years and after watching an episode of Giada, I realized it was basically Chicken Piccata! My original recipe didn’t use capers or parsley but they are pretty classic to chicken piccata and are an easy way to add so much great flavor and freshness to this dish! So if you’re curious, yes, this dish works without capers or parsley, but they are a nice addition and I highly recommend you give them a try! P.S. Be sure to watch the extended taste test at the very end. #ILoveMeSomeChicken. lol.

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Chicken Piccata Recipe (VIDEO)

4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Easy Chicken Piccata with video tutorial. One of the easiest and most flavorful chicken piccata recipes. You'll make this chicken dinner again and again! | natashaskitchen.com
Chicken piccata sounds fancy but it's really a very simple recipe. The chicken is seasoned, dredged in flour and sauteed then drizzled with an easy lemon sauce adds incredible flavor.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Servings: 6 as a main course

Ingredients

For the Chicken Piccata:

  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine such as chardonnay
  • Juice of 1 large lemon 1/4 cup, plus small lemon sliced for garnish
  • 1/4 cup capers rinsed under cold water

Garnish:

  • Small lemon sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup parsley

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you end up with 6 cutlets. Sprinkle both sides of cutlets with salt and pepper.
  2. Add 1/2 cup flour to a shallow dish. Dredge chicken to coat with flour, shaking off the excess. Transfer to a large plate in a single layer.
  3. Place a large skillet (non-stick or stainless steel will work) over medium/high heat. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter. Once butter melts and begins to sizzle, add 3 pieces of dredged chicken and saute 2-4 minutes per side (depending on thickness of chicken). Remove to a serving platter, add additional 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter and sauté remaining chicken.
  4. In the same skillet without reducing heat, add 1/2 cup wine, 1 Tbsp butter, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 1/4 cup rinsed capers. Simmer 1 minute then dip your chicken pieces into your sauce a few pieces at a time and place them back on your platter. Continue simmering sauce another 2 minutes to slightly thicken. Drizzle sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley.

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Easy Chicken Piccata with video tutorial. One of the easiest and most flavorful chicken piccata recipes. You'll make this chicken dinner again and again! | natashaskitchen.com

Easy Chicken Piccata with video tutorial. One of the easiest and most flavorful chicken piccata recipes. You'll make this chicken dinner again and again! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Margene
    February 8, 2019

    Hello Natashia.
    My name is Margene.
    I’m not a chef or a professional cook but over the years living in different states I’ve learn and thought myself how to make wonderful dishes.

    I was recently Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in March 2018 but that has not stopped me from any challenge throwen at me..

    I have embraced the love of food, dishes of all ethnicities and teaching myself how to cook. I am always ready for a great meal or dish challenge.
    My kids are always telling me that I need to open a restaurant. I laugh and say Im ok with cooking in my own kitchen, Silly kids.
    I made your “Chicken Picate” and it was so delicious and tender and a keeper at that.
    My dish came out a little darker but I’ll take it.
    My son’s could not get enough and were in heaven and said mom, this is a keeper.
    I have just about all your delicious and scrumptious recipes.
    You have made a great name for yourself and your dishes are better and delicious then other chefs. So Koddos…
    So, I will continue to follow you and cook your awesome dishes. As they say the boys are always hungry and need their belly’s full.
    So a huge thank for sharing your wonderful dishes.
    Blessings to you and yours..

    Margene in Arizona Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      Oh Margene you are so so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I’m so happy you discovered our blog and I’m so inspired reading your review. Blessings to you! Thank you! Reply

  • CHRIS COLLINS Collins
    February 7, 2019

    I love your recipes have you got a recipe on butter chicken as well how to make perfect chips

    cheers Christopher Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      Not quite! But that’s a great idea! Thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Sandy Varga
    November 28, 2018

    Love all your recipes, simple and easy! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Sandy! Reply

  • Sherry Cole
    August 18, 2018

    5 stars!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2018

      Thank you so much for the awesome review Sherry! Reply

  • Tanya
    July 28, 2018

    Natasha what kind of capers did you use and where did you buy them? What is a good brand? Thank you:) Reply

    • Natasha
      July 28, 2018

      Hi Tanya, I don’t recall the brand name (maybe Mezzetta?) and I don’t currently have any in my fridge. I don’t stick to a particular brand because I don’t buy them often enough :-O, but look for the smaller “Nonpareil Capers” which are most often used in recipes. Reply

  • Sang chang
    July 19, 2018

    What will be good side dish and what type of salad to complete the meal that I can serve to entertain guests? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2018

      Hi Sang! We like this with mashed potatoes! Our readers have also stated liking this with baked asparagus with lemon, butter and parmesan. Reply

  • Melvin
    May 29, 2018

    Hi Natasha, where do you buy your chicken or your poultry in general from? Awesome video! Reply

    • Natasha
      May 29, 2018

      Hi Melvin, I usually buy organic chicken at Costco or local Fred Meyer Thank you for watching 😀 Reply

  • Yelena
    May 15, 2018

    This is absolutely delicious! I made it pretty much exactly like the recipe, and it turned out amazing. I can’t stop eating it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2018

      Yay, I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe Yelena! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Pascha
    May 1, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I am so glad I found your lovely site and recipes. I am looking forward to trying this and the shrimp alfredo very soon.

    I have a question about the wine. Can I substitute a white vermouth for the white wine when cooking? Will I need to reduce the amount of vermouth? I hear vermouth can sometimes overwhelm the dish? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2018

      That substitution will work just fine but you might need to simmer it a minute longer. I hope you’ll find many favorites here 😀 Reply

  • Teresa
    March 3, 2018

    Wonderful recipe. Thank you!
    Served with asparagus and thick home-style egg noodles.

    After making the sauce, I then sauteed the asparagus in the sauce before serving. Just wow!

    I also have been instructed that next time I make it I need to double (or triple) the sauce so there is more to drizzle over everything! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2018

      You’re welcome Teresa! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • caroline
    February 3, 2018

    love your website. made this last night and it was extremely lemony. had to add about a half a can of chicken broth to tame it. then it was fine. so unless you are a lover of extremely lemony flavors start with much less lemon. you can always add but it cannot be taken out. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoy our blog :). Piccata does have a nice pronounced lemon flavor and I think it would still work well to cut back a little bit although we do love that lemon flavor 😉 Reply

  • robert skillern
    January 9, 2018

    thank you Natasha,what a amazing dish,fix it with a bake potato,and asparagus,yum yum Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 9, 2018

      You’re welcome Robert! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jen palecek
    January 8, 2018

    Really good! I added 1/2 a cup of chicken broth which I thought was definitely necessary. Loving your recipes. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      You’re welcome Jen! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Ellen K
    October 13, 2017

    Made this last night and served with mashed potatoes and your baked asparagus with lemon, butter and parmesan. Both came out amazing!!! everyone was raving about how everything came out just perfect. Thank you for this recipe – my daughter said it’s her new favorite chicken (she’s usually extremely picky with her food). Can’t wait to make it again.

    For those who didn’t want mashed potatoes I spiced up some white rice with lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley I had left over from the chicken. Great side option. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2017

      Awesome! I’m happy to hear that Ellen! Thanks for sharing your excellent review and helpful tips with other readers! Reply

  • Question about wine
    September 25, 2017

    Hi Natasha,

    I have a question,
    Does it matter what kind wine you use? Because I went to the store and there is a very big variety of white chardonnay wine…
    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 25, 2017

      Any wine that is a drinking quality will work. I would avoid using anything labeled “cooking wine” Reply

      • olga
        October 25, 2017

        Why is that? I thought the whole purpose of cooking wine is to use it in cooking. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 25, 2017

          Hi Olga, they have additives and salt which make them not ideal. Reply

  • Saniya
    August 25, 2017

    This dish is so yummy, simple and fast it’s incredible. We pared it with mashed potatoes and cucumber/tomatoes salad. Delicious! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2017

      You’re welcome Saniya! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • May 27, 2017

    Can you sub the all purpose flour with another flour? Almond Flour, maybe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2017

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t experimented so I’m not sure. I assume a gluten free all-purpose baking flour would work, but I’m not sure about almond… Maybe someone else has some insight into this? Thanks in advance! 🙂 Reply

      • Elvira
        March 27, 2018

        Thank you Natasha for a lovely recipe! I used buckweat flour and it came out great. Also, to tame down the lemony flavour I added some mapel syrup to taste. Turned out amazing!
        Following your website and blog all the way from Australia! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 27, 2018

          My pleasure Elvira! I’m glad the recipe was a success. Thanks for following! Reply

  • Monica
    February 14, 2017

    Yet another fantastic recipe on here! Perfect chicken piccata! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2017

      Thank you!! It IS so good! I’m glad you love it Monica 🙂 Reply

  • Ali
    February 11, 2017

    Hi,
    Would it be okay to prep everything one evening and then just stick it in the oven the next day? Or do you think if it’s in the sauce overnight it would ruin it? Have you tried that? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 11, 2017

      The exterior of the chicken might get to soft with the sauce on it overnight. I think it would still taste good but freshly made is definitely the most appealing with this recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Kelsey Anderson
    November 2, 2016

    What sides do you recommend pairing this with? Reply

  • Erika
    October 16, 2016

    Any anyone please share what brand wine they used? I am not big on cooking with wine and I have no idea which to choose. 🙁 Reply

    • Dee
      February 11, 2017

      I cook with a $5 crane lake chardonnay. Reply

  • Nadia Foksha
    October 3, 2016

    It is so delicious! My husband said that’s the best chicken dish I’ve ever made! He ate all 5 pieces in a heart beat! Thank you for the recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2016

      Ha! That is awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • irene
    September 30, 2016

    Made this last night and it was amazing. Love the fact that its quick! thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 30, 2016

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe 😁. Reply

  • Ronda
    September 6, 2016

    I made this last night & added mushrooms it was amazing,family devoured it thank you so much!! 😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 6, 2016

      Ronda, you’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😀. Reply

  • Ilovenatashaskitchen
    August 5, 2016

    Can you not use the wine at the end Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2016

      Wine really makes the flavor great in chicken piccata. I suppose you could use a little chicken broth but I don’t think it would have the same flavor profile. 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    August 4, 2016

    I was super excited when I saw this recipe and couldn’t wait to try it!! Followed the recipe and the chicken came out very salty.. Tried it again with close to no salt on the chicken and only a teaspoon of capers… Still too salty… I’ll add maybe 10 next time lol the favors are awesome just have to adjust again Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 4, 2016

      Hi Inna, it shouldn’t be that salty if you just use barely any salt. Did you rinse the capers? Also, did you use a good wine (not cooking wine – cooking wine has additives including salt), also did you use fresh lemon juice? Using concentrated lemon juice (bottled) would really overpower this dish using the amount stated. I sure hope that helps! Reply

  • Maureen
    July 31, 2016

    Love chicken piccata but have never made this. What else could I use in place of the wine. We don’t drink. Is there any cooking wines or can I use chicken broth. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2016

      Hi Maureen, I think the wine gives it the authentic flavor of chicken piccata but you could try using broth instead and a little more lemon juice. Reply

  • mT
    July 30, 2016

    I can’t hear your video, I’m using a Samsung galaxy and I checked my speakers and they work fine for my other videos… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 30, 2016

      Thank you so much for sharing that feedback! We are working on getting it fixed. Reply

  • Nina
    July 29, 2016

    Hi Natasha,

    What we can put instead capers.
    I don’t have them.:( Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2016

      Nina, I would use some coarsely chopped pitted green olives or you can just omit them. Let me know how it turns out 😀. Reply

  • alina
    July 29, 2016

    hello natasha, i was wondering if you will have a bread and buttered pickles in a jar recipe this year? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2016

      Hi Alina, I don’t think we will but I’ll definitely keep it in mind for next year! 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah
    July 28, 2016

    I also don’t hear anything😞 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2016

      Sarah, I’m sorry to hear that. What kind of device are you watching on? Reply

  • Nataliya
    July 26, 2016

    Made this yesterday for dinner and it was gone before I could take any pictures! Very simple, yet very delicious. I used orange juice instead of lemon one, since I didn’t have any, was afraid it wouldn’t taste as good but it worked out just fine. My husband’s new favorite! Thank you, Natasha for a great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 26, 2016

      Nataliya, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Lury Budde
    July 25, 2016

    Great Job! Love It! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2016

      Thank you Lury, I’m glad you like it 😁. Reply

  • Phillip Ferrell
    July 25, 2016

    WOW!!! Hahahaha! That looks really good. Yummmmm. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2016

      Thanks Phillip, it tastes just as good 😁. Reply

  • Tzivia
    July 25, 2016

    Omg wow yummmm have tried chicken picata @ various restaurants but never thought to make it myself this recipe looks soooo very yummm and delish loved the video only thing was I barely got any sound on my phone but nevertheless gr8 awesome fantabulous recipe will definitely try sometime gurl ur a natural Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2016

      Hi Tzivia, thank you :). Can you let me know what phone you are using and was your volume up all the way? A few other people have reported not hearing sound at all and I thought it was resolved but I guess not. Thank you so much for your help! 🙂 Reply

      • July 26, 2016

        Hey ya Natasha the phone that I have is Verizon saamsung otter box I turned up the volume really high and usually it works but I guess it was no dice np anytime always happy to help gotta go gete some cutlets and make this yummy recipe mmmmm happy cooking and baking darlin woot woot Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 26, 2016

          Thank you for your feedback! I really appreciate it! Please let me know if you continue to have the same issue with my videos. They are working on it and will hopefully have a fix soon 🙂 Reply

  • J cooking
    July 24, 2016

    I really like they way this italian lady makes the chicken picatta; check it out https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f0WDAgajcjQ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 24, 2016

      That was so smart how she dipped the butter in flour! Loved that!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Nina
    July 23, 2016

    Looks so delicious!! 🙂 Would it work if I use chicken stock instead of wine? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 23, 2016

      Thank you Nina 😀 and yes, it would work with just more chicken stock. Let me know how it turns out. Reply

  • D
    July 23, 2016

    Hey Natasha, such an easy, yet flavorful dish. What would be the suggested sides for the chicken? Reply

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