easy creamy chicken piccata

Easy Creamy Chicken Piccata

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


This recipe for easy creamy chicken piccata is full of lemon flavor, and cooks up quickly, making it a perfect holiday or dinner party supper!


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch each of salt and pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to about 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Zest and juice from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Put beat egg into a shallow dish, and the flour into another.  Stir a pinch each of salt and pepper into the flour.
  2. Put the butter and oil into a large skillet over medium high heat until butter is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, dip each chicken breast half into flour, then egg, then flour again.  Add to skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side.  Remove and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Add broth to skillet and stir for a minute, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add the lemon juice and cream and simmer over low heat for a couple of minutes.  Stir in capers.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet along with any juices and simmer for a minute or two until just heated.
  6. Place a piece of chicken on each plate, ladle a generous amount of sauce on top and garnish with parsley and lemon zest.  Serve at once.


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