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Chicken Piccata

This dish takes only minutes to cook, so make sure to have all the necessary elements organized, and prepare the chicken at the last moment.

  • Servings: 2
  • Yield:
Chicken Piccata

Source: Mad Hungry, May 2011


  • 2 6- to 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut in half lengthwise, pounded until thin and even
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely ground all-purpose flour, preferably Wondra
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons white wine, or dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon, half juiced (2 tablespoons), half thinly sliced, crosswise


  1. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and white pepper. Lightly coat in flour. Shake off excess.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter, swirl them around the pan, and add the chicken. Turn the heat to high and saute the chicken 2 minutes per side. Pour in the wine, swirl it around the pan for 20 seconds, and turn over the chicken. Add the lemon juice and slices, swirl them around in the pan, and turn off the heat. Serve immediately with a small sprinkling of salt and white pepper.

Reviews (8)

  • Janice Erickson 25 Sep, 2012

    So very easy to make and deliciouso!!

  • MOMX3 30 Jul, 2012

    This is just THE best chicken piccata recipe ever. It's so simple to make. I always cook it in a large cast iron skillet. I have made it for large groups and for smaller ones (i.e., for 5 -- my family) and it is ALWAYS a hit. I made it for a large group by putting the oven on 250, placing finished, cooked chicken in non-stick aluminum foil, and cooking in batches.

  • Hermie13 21 Feb, 2012

    I tried this recipe and It was fantastic. When my hubby and me sat down for dinner and taste it for the first time, we both look at each other and couldn't believe how the lemon taste so wonderful with the chicken. I used oat flour instead of All purpose flour. The mashed potatoes and green beans are sooo good too!

  • farmerella 13 Feb, 2012

    This was so simple and yummy! I defrosted some peas in the microwave and then threw them in the sauce for flavor before bringing them to the table.

  • GrammyKC 24 Jul, 2011

    I made this tonight and my husband couldn't get enough of it! The upshot is, he doesn't like anything "too lemony" but he really loved this recipe. It is sure to be one of the favorites in my recipe box. Love the show -- great, easy-to-follow (and understand) recipes. Thanks!

  • Mspointers 20 Jul, 2011

    LOVE this recipe!!! I made this dish (chicken piccata) tonight and everyone practically licked the plate. I see why it's one of Lucinda's favorite. Super easy to make and LOTS of flavor. This will definitely be a regular in my household. Thanks for this gem, Lucinda! LOVE the show!!!!

  • Fleur-de-Lisa 24 May, 2011

    Thanks for a great recipe Lucinda! This was so fast and easy and delicious!

  • Petitebidi 14 May, 2011

    Very tasty, super fast, easy to make. Takes only a few minutes. Perfect week nights and also to impress your guests !

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