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Chicken Piccata

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata With Lemon and Capers

Photo: Diana Rattray
This flavorful chicken is made with lots of lemon juice, chicken breast halves, and optional capers. Serve this tasty dish with hot cooked pasta or rice for an extra special meal everyone will love. This is a good recipe for a dinner party.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 6 to 8 chicken breast halves, boneless, no skin
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 to 8 thin slices of lemon
  • 3 tablespoons capers (optional)


Put chicken breasts between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap; pound to flatten to about 1/4-inch. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika; dredge chicken breasts to coat well.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté chicken breasts in batches, about 3 minutes on each side.

Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat. Stir in chicken broth, scraping to loosen browned bits. Add lemon juice and heat through. Return chicken to the skillet with the lemon slices; heat until sauce thickens. Add capers, if using. Serve with your favorite pasta and a green vegetable.
Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
chicken piccata, Member denisediscala

I loved the chicken piccata. My son is the lover of this dish. Every time we go out and eat he always orders this dish. When i first made this dish I really surprised myself with how good and easy it was to make. Thank you so much. It was so delicious. On to my next adventure.

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