Easy and healthy lemon caper chicken piccata recipe! Use chicken breasts, thighs, or make with fish. Makes a delicious lemon sauce that’s perfect with rice.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:30 minutes
2 chicken breasts, pounded out to approx ½ inch thick and each breast cut in half for a total of 4 pieces of meat
¼ cup flour
Salt for seasoning
2–4 Tbsp olive oil
3–4 Tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup lemon juice
1–2 Tbsp capers
2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 Tbsp dried)
Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and dredge both sides in flour to coat. Warm 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat until butter melts.
Saute 1-2 breasts (depending on the size of your pan), turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with another tablespoon of butter and olive oil and remaining chicken until all pieces are cooked.
Pour chicken stock and lemon juice into the skillet and bring to a boil, stirring to bring up the cooked-on pieces of chicken. Remove from heat and stir in capers, parsley and 1 tablespoon of butter, stirring until the butter melts. Serve immediately.