Chicken Piccata

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This luscious lemony butter dish is a favorite in Italy!

Camille C.
Camille C.

2 minutes

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

715 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Pot (small), Frying pan, Grater


Chicken breast
Flour (all-purpose)

Step 1

Dredge both sides of the chicken in flour.

Chicken breast
Butter (unsalted)

Step 2

Melt half the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken. Brown for 3-4 min on each side.

Pasta (pappardelle)

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

Chicken breast

Step 4

Remove the chicken from the pan, while keeping the pan over medium heat. Set the chicken aside & cover to keep warm.


Step 5

Add most of the capers to the hot pan. Sauté for 1 min.

White wine
Butter (unsalted)

Step 6

Add the white wine, lemon juice & the rest of the butter. Reduce the heat to low, stir & let the sauce thicken.

Chicken breast

Step 7

Return the chicken to the pan. Season with salt & pepper. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.


Step 8

Serve the chicken & lemon-butter sauce over the pasta. Garnish with the rest of the capers, lemon zest, pepper & a drizzle of oil. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy715 cal.
Fat31 g
Carbohydrates68 g
Protein46 g
Fiber4 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Chicken Piccata" contains 715 Energy, 31 g of Fat, 68 g of Carbohydrates, 46 g of Protein, 4 g of Fiber.

Chicken Piccata
Very easy