Chicken Piccata with Caper Lemon Butter Sauce

Recipe by: Angela and Mark Persicke @cooking_with_wine

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Here's another easy recipe to add to your cookbook! Our luscious chicken piccata with caper lemon butter sauce recipe is an easy Italian recipe that is an ideal quick weeknight meal. Perfect for serving with pasta, veggies, rice, or potatoes, the lemon caper chicken is simple to make and the piccata sauce provides zesty lemon flavor. This Chicken Piccata with Caper Lemon Butter sauce served with fresh pasta will transport you right to Italy. Simple to make and addictively good, you will love to serve this for dinner.



Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Cook Time:
20 Minutes


  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced in half across (or 4 thin chicken breasts)
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt 
  • 2 tsp black pepper 
  • ½ cup (as needed) flour 
  • 2 + 8 tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • ⅔ cup dry white wine 
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 cup chicken stock 
  • ½ cup capers–rinsed 


Cook the Chicken

  1. Heat oven to 170 degrees (warm). 
  2. Remove chicken to an oven-proof dish, and place in the oven while you make the sauce in the same pan you made the chicken in.  
  3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large stainless skillet over medium heat until butter has stopped foaming, then add the olive oil. Add the chicken and cook about 3-4 minutes per side–to brown and until almost done. If you do this in 2 batches, you may need a little more olive oil. 
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour (or put the chicken in a plastic bag with the flour and coat completely). 


Make the Sauce

  1. Deglaze the pan with the white wine (scrape the stuck bits with a wooden spoon) and reduce by ⅔ (approximately 5 min). 
  2. Add the lemon juice and chicken stock and reduce until thickened and you have a sauce consistency (approximately 10 minutes). 
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining 8 tbs of butter a tablespoon at a time. 
  4. Add capers and chicken (and the accumulated chicken juices). Turn the chicken once and cook briefly (about 1-2 minutes) in the sauce. Serve over pasta. 


After enjoying our chicken piccata recipe, look up more delicious Calphalon Italian recipes. Try our Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes or Chicken with Gnocchi Recipe for other easy-to-love meals. Looking to prepare some Italian entrees? Our Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Recipe, Fettuccine with Beef Ragu Recipe, and Orecchiette Carbonara with Spring Vegetables are all tender & delicious dinner ideas.

Similar Recipes: Pesto Shrimp Pasta , Chicken with Gnocchi , Meatballs with Tomato Sauce , Fettucine with Beef Ragu , Orecchiette Carbonara

Angela Persicke & Mark Perlioni
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