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Lemon Chicken Piccata

Make a quick and delicious dinner with Chicken Piccata. Your whole family will love this dish, served with pan-fried, crispy chicken breasts and gravy or wine sauce.

June 13, 2022
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 50 mins

Lemon Chicken with Capers Recipe Video



  1. We need the chicken breasts as thin fillets. You can do this yourself or have it prepared by your butcher.
  2. Add salt and pepper to half a glass of flour. Mix well.
  3. Dip both sides of the fillet chicken into this flour mixture.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the cast pan.
  5. After the pan is heated and the butter is melted, put the chicken in the pan and cook on both sides until it turns golden.
  6. After removing the chickens from the pan, add 1 finely chopped garlic clove to the pan and cook.
  7. Add 1 cup of chicken broth on it and scrape the flavors that remain at the bottom of the pan.
  8. Slice half of 1 lemon and squeeze the other half. Then add the lemon slices to the pan.
  9. Cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce becomes dense.
  10. Add lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of capers and cook a little bit more.
  11. Turn off the heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Your delicious sauce is ready.
  12. Pour the sauce on the chicken, add some cilantro on top and your delicious chicken is ready to be served.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lemon Chicken with Capers
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 51 mg17%
Sodium 249 mg10.8%
Potassium 314 mg6.7%
Protein 15.3 g30.6%
Total Fat 6.5 g8.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can also choose wine instead of chicken broth. White wine is one of the types of wine that best suits this recipe.
  • To speed up the cooking process, you can use a thinner piece of chicken breast. You can prepare fast and juicy chicken by cutting it in half lengthwise.
  • If the lemon you are using is hard or unripe, heat it over high heat in a microwave oven for about 30 seconds. This will allow you to get more juice from the lemon.
  • You can also choose chicken legs instead of chicken breast.
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Chicken Piccata or Lemon Chicken is one of the delicious dishes of Italian-American cuisine. Chicken breast dipped in flour is fried and cooked with caper broth or wine sauce.

Capers, also known as Gebre herb, is a herb that is usually pickled but adds great flavor to the dishes. It blends perfectly with chicken dishes. This recipe is both elegant and delicious. A unique interpretation of the chicken with its light and sweet lemon sauce: Lemon Chicken with Capers or known as Chicken Piccata Recipe.

If you want to present a different recipe to your guests, this is the perfect dish. On the side you can prepare crispy potato or rice pilaf next to the chicken with lemon capers. Bon Appetit!

What is Chicken Piccata?

Piccata is used to describe meat and fish dishes sautéed in Italian and served with a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices. Chicken Piccata is a piece of chicken that is sautéed or fried in flour. It is prepared by cooking with lemon, capers and broth. It can also be served with white wine instead of broth if it is desired.

What Is Capers?

Capers, also known as keper, cat-nail, vagina, crow melon, castor cucumber and caper grass, is a thorny fruit that grows in small buds and is pickled. While the leaves, branches and roots of this plant, which is specific to the Mediterranean, are used for medicinal, paint and cosmetic purposes, its branches, tips, buds and fruits are used in meals.

What Are The Benefits Of Capers?

Are Capers Healthy? It is low in calories, low in fat and low in carbohydrates. Caparin, which is rich in vitamins, especially vitamins A and E, is known to be good for MS disease. It shows antioxidant properties thanks to its flavonoid content. It is a digestive system-friendly food because it is rich in fiber.

How To Store Caper Sauce?

Caper should be stored in a cool and dry place. Capers should be stored in the refrigerator after opening.

Can You Freeze Lemon and Caper Sauce? Yes. You can place the sauce you prepared in ice molds for later use. After pouring the sauce you prepared with lemon and capers into the molds, add a drop of olive oil each. Put it in the freezer. When you want to use it, turn the cubes into sauce by heating them on low heat.

What Is the Difference Between Chicken Piccata and Chicken Francese?

The differences between these two dishes are small but significant enough to make a different dish. Chicken Francese is dipped in an egg mixture as well as flour dredged before being fried. Piccata, of course, only uses flour. This provides a different texture to the outside of the dish.

Another difference is that while both dishes are prepared with a butter sauce, chicken piccata contains capers. This leads to a tangier, more acidic dish than Chicken Francese, which is truly delicious.

How To Serve with Chicken Piccata (Lemon Chicken)?

Side dishes you can make with the Lemon Chicken with Capers Recipe:

What Can Substitute For Capers In Chicken Piccata?

If you don't have capers at home, you can use olives instead. You can add green olives to the recipe, thinly or in small pieces. You can catch the taste of capers with its salty and acidic properties.

Pickled red onions will also help you achieve the flavor you want in this recipe. Marinated artichoke heart or thyme are among the ingredients you can use in this recipe, although they do not give the full capers flavor.

How Can You Keep Chicken From Drying Out?

  • If you are frying chicken in a pan, slice the chicken in half to cook well. Try not to be too thin.
  • If you are going to cook chicken in the oven, wrap the chicken in greaseproof paper before putting it in the oven. So your meat will be juicy and soft.
  • Take care to cook the chickens at an average temperature of 350°F (170°C). You can use a thermometer for this.
  • Marinating the chicken with lemon, sage, and milk keeps the meat moist and soft.
  • Fresh lemon juice can cause chicken to dry out. Therefore, it is more effective when used with ingredients such as butter and milk. Also, lemon juice can dehydrate the meat if the chicken is overcooked.
  • You can also use lemon zest for extra aroma.
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