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Chicken piccata

Chicken piccata

Chicken piccata. A simple dish with simple ingredients, and a flavor explosion in the mouth.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. butter
  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • ½ cup flour whole wheat, einkorn, unbleached white, almond, tapioca or arrowroot
  • 2 cloves pressed or minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 T. butter
  • fresh herbs if desired parsley, thyme


  • Melt butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season flour with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge chicken thighs in seasoned flour and place in skillet.
  • Brown chicken and flip to other side to brown as well.
  • Place browned chicken thighs in a 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Meanwhile in the skillet in which the chicken cooked, add garlic and cook for approx. 30 seconds.
  • Add broth, lemon juice, salt, and capers.
  • Simmer until sauce has reduced almost half.
  • Remove chicken from oven.
  • Stir into the sauce, 2 T. butter and drippings from the chicken. Add fresh herbs if desired.
  • Pour sauce over chicken when plating.