Classic Chicken Piccata

Wine, lemon juice, and capers add a trio of flavors to this Italian chicken recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Classic Chicken Piccata
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 16 mins


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Make It

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow plate. Coat breasts on both sides; set aside.

2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan. Cook 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a platter; cover and keep warm.

3. Add shallots to pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice and capers; bring to a simmer.

4. Return chicken to pan; spoon sauce on top. Reduce heat to medium. Cover partially; cook 5 minutes or until cooked through. Stir in parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 310, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 114, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 12, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 41, sodium (mg): 323, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.