Chicken Piccata


Here, chicken cutlets are cooked in a fragrant, tangy sauce featuring garlic, capers, wine and lemon juice. Serve over zucchini noodles to sop up all of the delicious sauce.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 (8 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, halved horizontally

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 4 lemon slices (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons capers, drained

  • 1 ½ teaspoons snipped fresh thyme


  1. In a small bowl stir together broth and cornstarch; set aside. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, flatten chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap until 1/2 inch thick. In a shallow dish stir together flour, salt and pepper. Dip chicken into flour mixture, turning to coat.

  2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook 8 to 9 minutes or until done (165 degrees F), turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm. If desired, add lemon slices to skillet. Cook 30 to 60 seconds or until brown, turning once. Remove from skillet.

  3. For sauce, in skillet melt butter over medium. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Carefully add wine. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring to scrape up crusty brown bits. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 1 minute or until thick. Stir in lemon juice, capers and thyme.

  4. Drizzle chicken with sauce and top with lemon slices and additional thyme.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Vitamin A 274IU 5%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 40mg 9%
Potassium 461mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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