Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata
Thinly cut chicken breasts are quickly cooked in white wine, lemon juice and capers. This dish guarantees dinner will be ready in under 30 minutes. Summer is over and it’s back to busy weeknights and this quick and easy chicken piccata is the chicken dinner solution you need.
I originally posted this recipe in 2014, but I recently update the images and added a step by step video. Still the same, delicious recipe.
What is piccata?
Piccata is Italian for the method used to prepare the chicken. Sliced meat coated, then sautéed and served in a sauce.
Firstly, there is wine in this dish because this is how it is traditionally made. If you want to omit the wine, just substitute with more chicken stock. You don’t have to use just chicken for this dish, the lemon piccata sauce would also be delicious served over fish.
What to serve with chicken piccata?
I like to serve with a veggie side dish that roasts in the oven while I cook the chicken. Roasted asparagus with lemon ricotta sauce (< click text for recipe) is perfect for this, and dinner is done!
To make this dish gluten free, use corn starch instead of the flour for breading the chicken. This also creates a nice crust on the chicken which is a popular method used in Asian cooking.
If you’ve tried this Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata or any other recipe on the blog, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!
15 Comments on “Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata”
This chicken piccata looks fabulous. A great dinner for Easter as well.
Janette – YOU ROCK! This is one of my all time favourite simple meals and I have written up a fish piccata post! It’s so amazing isn’t it, how a little splash of white wine can create the most amazing sauce! Your way of finishing off the chicken in the oven while you make the sauce is a clever tip 🙂
Congratulations on your anniversary! I love lemon and chicken, my son’s favorite combo! This looks delicious, thanks for sharing!
I have all the ingredients to make this, can’t wait.
I love this kind of dish. Simple yet flavorful.
Ohh, I can’t wait to try this
This looks so good, I love cooking with lemon
Made this last night for the family and we loved it! It has been requested again 🙂
I’m always looking for a quick dinner idea, thanks for sharing
I love capers, need to give this a try
I’ve never made chicken piccata and I need to try this, it looks so good
this recipe looks delicious – can’t wait to try it!
That chicken piccata looks SO delicious. It’s one of my all time favourites!
Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite meals!! Yours looks amazing, as does everything you do, Janette! Congrats on your anniversary!
This is a delicious meal