Lemon Chicken Piccata is a classic dish that you can make easily! The light, zesty sauce in this recipe makes it a fan favorite. Lemon, capers, butter, garlic and more lend their delicious flavors to this simple yet scrumptious meal. Lemon Chicken Piccata pairs perfectly alongside rice, potatoes or even your favorite pasta!

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  • 3 large chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Place a serving platter into the oven to warm.

Step 2 –Season the chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper and dredge them in the flour, shaking off any excess flour.

Step 3 –Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet.

Step 4 –Pan-fry the chicken in batches until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Do not crowd the skillet and add more oil as needed.

Step 5 –Place the pan-fried chicken pieces onto the warmed platter in the oven.

Step 6 –When finished cooking all of the chicken, drain most of the oil from the skillet but reserve a thin coating on the surface of the pan.

Step 7 –Cook and stir the minced garlic in the skillet until fragrant, about 20 seconds-1 minute.

Step 8 –Pour in the chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape and dissolve any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.

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Step 9 –Stir in the lemon slices and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 10 –Let cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reduces to about 2/3 cup, about 5-8 minutes. Add the lemon juice and capers.

Step 11 –Simmer until the sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Step 12 –Drop the butter into the skillet and swirl it into the sauce by tilting the skillet until the butter is melted and incorporated.

Step 13 –Add the parsley, then remove the sauce from heat and set aside.

Step 14 –Arrange the chicken on serving plates and spoon the sauce over each portion to serve.