Piccata di Pollo {Chicken Piccata}

Chicken Piccata

I can not believe that I haven’t shared my recipe for Chicken Piccata before now. It’s one of those dishes that is so simple in it’s preparation but full on flavor. It’s perfect for a weeknight as it comes together in less than 30 minutes or it’s even fancy enough for company {we don’t have to tell them how simple it was ; 0 }

Chicken Piccata

I was recently sent a sampling of Springer Mountain Farms Chicken. Being a GA girl by birth, I was excited to try out chicken from home state. Springer Mountain Farms is located in Mt. Airy, GA. They raise their chickens without antibiotics, added hormones, or pesticides. They’re also proudly American Humane Certified.

Chicken Piccata

They were perfect to try out with a classic dish like Chicken Piccata.

If you’ve never made chicken piccata you’ll wonder why after you see how incredibly easy it is. After halving the breasts, you’ll ever so lightly dredge them in flour. Then they’re onto the butter and garlic bath to fry up nice and golden. Add the wine and lemon juice and simmer away until the sauce thickens. Told you it was easy ; )

Then add the capers, you can’t have Chicken Piccata without the capers or if would just be chicken in butter, lemon juice and wine sauce {which wouldn’t be so bad now either}

And yes, you’ll want a baguette to go along with, the sauce, oh that sauce, I wouldn’t even dream of leaving a drop on the plate ; )


Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary selection of Springer Mountain Farms Chicken to sample. My opinions are my own, always have been, always will be.

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Piccata di Pollo {Chicken Piccata}
What you’ll need:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – halved horizontally
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic – chopped
1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon capers, drained

What to do:
1. Place flour into a shallow dish {to dredge}. Season flour with salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts into flour. Tapping off excess flour.

2. Into a deep sided pan, add: butter, olive oil and garlic. Heat over medium heat. When melted, add chicken breasts and cook approximately 5-6 minutes, turning once until chicken is golden brown.

3. Add wine and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low, and allow sauce to thicken/reduce. Once sauce is reduced, garnish with capers, season with additional pepper if desired.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    I have a jar if capers in my cupboard begging to be used…and this is what I’m making! Delicious, Paula, completely delicious 🙂

  2. 2

    Yummy! This looks great!

  3. 3

    Looks delicious! I posted CP not long ago as well as a Linguine with spinach and sundried tomatoes to go along side it! Great combo as the pasta has a slight lemon flavor also!

    Your CP looks beautiful!

  4. 4

    Oh yum, I love chicken piccata! So very very tasty!

  5. 5

    a lemony piccata is one of my very favorites… sounds delicious!

  6. 6

    Love this classic dish!

  7. 8

    Love capers and chicken picata. Perfect combo 🙂

  8. 9

    I have a favorite chicken piccata recipe, but yours seems much healthier…I may have to try it soon!

  9. 10

    Looks fantastic Paula, bookmarking this one

  10. 11

    Looks good and really simple to make, Paula!

  11. 12

    Beautifully rendered, Paula! As you know, I’m a big fan of simple yet elegant dishes like this one.

  12. 13

    This looks lovely. One of my fav dishes that was pushed to the back of my mind. Now I know what’s for dinner tonght!

  13. 14

    This recipe really does seem easy. I’ve never made chicken picatta before because I didn’t think I was a fan of capers. Ha! That was before I actually tried them. I actually LOVE them now. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. 15

    Always a classic in my mind. Your looks perfect! When I worked at Maggiano’s I had to make this dish about 50-60 time a day for a 2 year period, but even after that I still love it. Paulie

  15. 16

    I adore chicken piccata – it’s one of my all-time favorite dishes and I could eat it every day!

  16. 17

    Very cool recipe. I love the caper addition!

  17. 18

    This is an all-time favorite of mine and lends itself so well to chicken, veal, pork and fish. Love your photos and plates.

  18. 19

    It’s been far too long since we made chicken piccata in this house. Love it.

  19. 20

    Ive been looking for a fantastic piccata recipe – think I found it!

  20. 21

    Love the look of your blog…if I remember correctly this is a new look? So clean, fresh and easy to find everything. Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing the chicken piccata. Can you believe it’s a dish I’ve never tried. Looks delicious!!


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