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Easy chicken piccata. This is an easy recipe to make and the chicken and caper sauce is delicious. You got to make this for company! | joeshealthymeals.com

Easy Chicken Piccata

Course Chicken
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Joe adapted from Giada deLaurentiis


  • 2 large boneless , skinless, chicken breasts, butterflied and halved
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brined capers. rinsed and drained
  • fresh parsley , chopped for garnish


  • Salt and pepper both sides of the butterflied chicken breasts
  • Dredge breasts in the flour and shake off excess.
  • In a heavy skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp olive oil on medium high heat
  • Place 2 pieces of chicken in the hot skillet and fry for 3 minutes
  • Turn and fry second side for 3 minutes
  • Remove and place on a plate
  • Add 1 tbsp butter to the pan and fry the remaining two breast pieces for 3 minutes per side
  • Remove from the pan and place on the plate
  • To the hot skillet, slowly add the lemon juice, chicken broth and capers. (This will cause the oil to foam violently).
  • Bring to a simmer and add the chicken pieces to the broth for 5 minutes
  • Plate the chicken pieces and then stir in 2 tbsp butter to the sauce and stir
  • Drizzle the sauce over the plated chicken and garnish with the chopped parsley
  • Serve hot with garlic spiced pasta