30 Minute Easy Chicken Piccata | Mommy's Home Cooking

Easy Chicken Piccata

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 316kcal
Author Oriana Mommy's Home Cooking


  • 1 1/5 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 5 -6 thin chicken breasts)
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese (optional but highly recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons capers + more to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley and lemon slices to garnish (optional)


  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Place flour in a shallow plate. Dredge chicken breast in the flour; shake off excess and set aside.
  • Heat oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter has melted and the pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side and cooked through and no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add the garlic to the oil in the pan and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the broth, wine, and heavy cream. Bring the sauce to a boil; season with salt and pepper to your taste; add the 2 remaining tablespoons of butter, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and capers and allow the sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes until thicker. If the sauce is too runny see notes.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and stir to combine, allow to simmer for 1 more minute. Add the chicken back into the pan. Garnish with extra capers. parsley and lemon slices, if desired. Serve


If the sauce is too runny for your liking, mix  1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water. Add mixture to the sauce and mix through fast to combine. 


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 479mg | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg