Lemon Chicken Piccata

Recipe by MelodyL

Lemon Chicken Piccata

This is an easy yet elegant dinner recipe for 2 people, that could easily be doubled to serve 4.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2



  • 2-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (pounded thin) (or 3-6 Boneless Chicken Breast Strips)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Flour for Dredging
  • Olive oil (for coating the frying pan and for boiling the pasta)
  • 4 tblsp Butter
  • 1/3 cup Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 1/2 Lemon)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Brined Capers
  • 1-2 tblsp Dried Parsley (or chop about 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley)
  • Water (for boiling the pasta)
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 bag Frozen Corn (for microwave steaming)


  • Season the pounded chicken with the salt and pepper, then dredge it in the flour.
  • Add half of the butter (2 tblsp) to the olive oil and sauté the chicken in the frying pan until browned (about 6 minutes).
  • Once the chicken is browned, add the broth, the lemon juice, the other 2 tblsp of butter, the capers, and the parsley. Let everything simmer, on low, while you get the pasta cooking.
  • Bring a pot of water to boiling, with a bit of olive oil and salt. Add a couple of handfuls of the angel hair pasta to the boiling water and cook only until done (about 6 minutes). It can then rest 4-5 minutes before draining. Once drained, add it into your pan of chicken and sauce. Toss well, to make sure all the chicken and pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • While the pasta is resting, place a bag of frozen steaming corn in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. (The frozen steamed corn goes well with the pasta and chicken.)
  • Divide the chicken, pasta, and sauce onto the necessary plates, and serve with the steamed corn. Dinner is ready, and it will be delicious!


Though the picture shows slices of lemon, they are not necessary to the recipe. Feel free to add them if you like.
Also, if you'd prefer something other than corn, of course you could substitute anything you like.
Keyword Capers, Chicken Breasts, Lemony, Picatta, Saucy

Nutrition Facts
(These are approximate numbers, if using about 8 oz. of chicken per serving, and if using about 1 cup of corn as a serving.)

2 Servings

Amount Per Serving*

Calories 1,457.6
Total Fat 88.1g
Saturated Fat 25.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 50.2g
Cholesterol 193.3mg
Sodium 3,243.4mg
Potassium 202.2mg
Total Carbohydrate 102.4g
…..Dietary Fiber 5.4g
…..Sugars 9.9g
Protein 66.0g

Vitamin A 30.9%
Vitamin C 21.9%
Calcium 10.4 %
Iron 24.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

3 Replies to “Lemon Chicken Piccata”

  1. 5 stars
    Melody…fixed the authorship and the comments and track back settings. Sorry I missed those, initially! We eat a lot of chicken breasts around here. Will be serving these soon! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you Linda! I love this recipe! It is one of my favorites and hope you like it as well!

  3. 5 stars
    David and I had a one-pan, electric skillet version of this delicious dinner tonight. We agreed…it was definitely nice! I didn’t have everything exactly as per recipe, but close to it. It was super easy, somewhat different from our usual fare, and…yeah…really good!

    Thanks, Melody!

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