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chicken piccata ~ overhead closeup of chicken in sauce with artichokes and capers
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Chicken Piccata

Tender boneless chicken cutlets in a creamy lemon sauce with artichokes and capers. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 tablespoons flour divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc are good
  • 1/4 to 1/2 lemon juiced (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons capers drained
  • 6 ounces artichoke quarters drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Add 3 tablespoons of the flour to a shallow dish or plate then slice the chicken breasts horizontally making thin cutlets.
  • Season the cutlets on both sides with salt and pepper then dredge the cutlets in flour.
  • Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the chicken without overcrowding searing both sides to golden (about 3-4 minutes per side) then remove to a plate. The chicken may not be cooked through at this point.
  • Reduce the heat to low then add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook 1 minute then add the wine to deglaze, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. 
  • When the wine starts to reduce, pour in the chicken stock and juice from 1/4 of the lemon and cook over medium heat letting the sauce thicken. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed and if you prefer a more lemony flavor, add the juice from another 1/4 of lemon.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet then fold in the drained capers and artichokes and cook 5-7 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked through), spooning some of the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with parsley and (optional lemon slices) then serve right away.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg