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Chicken Piccata Sauce |
Garlic Chicken Piccata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Garlic Chicken Piccata is an easy family favourite recipe adding a garlic twist to an authentic Piccata! Chicken lightly dusted with flour and parmesan cheese, lightly fried until a soft golden crust forms and finished off in a buttery, silky, lemon garlic sauce with capers and white wine or stock!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Karina
  • 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 4
  • 2 tablespoons flour (all purpose or plain)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black cracked pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (can be omitted)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brined capers rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Parmesan Cheese to serve
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and parmesan cheese. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in the flour mixture; shake off excess and set aside.
  2. In a large pan or skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. When hot, fry 2 pieces of chicken first until golden on each side and cooked through (about 3-4 minutes each side, depending on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer to a warm plate.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and another tablespoon of olive oil. When hot, fry the remaining chicken until browned on both sides. Transfer to plate.
  4. In the same pan, melt one more tablespoon of butter. Fry the garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan for extra flavour. Cook until wine almost evaporates, stirring occasionally.

  5. Pour in the stock, lemon juice and capers and allow to boil until reduced slightly (about 6 minutes).  Adjust salt and pepper if needed.

  6. Add remaining butter to the pan, allow to melt, then add chicken back into the pan along with all of the juices from the plate and simmer for 5 minutes to heat through.

  7. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with parmesan cheese, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*If your sauce doesn't thicken for some reason or you’re pressed for time, mix together 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water until smooth and lump free, then pour it into the centre of the pan while sauce is boiling (before adding your chicken back into the pan -- at Step 5). Whisk it in quickly to blend it right into the sauce. Once your sauce has thickened, add your chicken and continue recipe from Step 6.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 861mg 36%
Potassium 309mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 12.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.