Chicken Piccata Recipe (VIDEO)

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! |
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
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Servings: 6 as a main course


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


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


  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.