Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata simmers pieces of chicken in a lemon-butter sauce for 12 minutes until it’s perfectly tender and juicy, and melts in your mouth! Chicken cutlets are sauteed and simmered in a sauce made with wine, lemon juice, butter, capers, and chicken broth. Cooked in ONE skillet, and ready in 30 minutes makes this the BEST Chicken Piccata ever!
Chicken Piccata is sure to please a crowd! With its zesty lemon flavors and tender, juicy chicken, it becomes addicting!
A classic chicken dish, mom’s recipe for best chicken piccata definitely transforms everyday chicken cutlets into something spectacular! Easy enough for a weeknight.
Healthy and tasty, combining fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, capers, chicken broth, and white wine creates a rich and flavorful sauce with NO fuss!
This recipe for chicken piccata will feed a family of 2 to 4. Best of all, this meal is not expensive either.
You can serve some of these delicious sides to go with it, like steamed rice, egg noodles, or try our Oven-Baked Parsnip Fries, or our Oven Steak Fries.
Also, you may serve it with our Mom’s Best-Mashed Potato Pie along with a green salad to round out and complete the meal.
But we love it best with a side of our Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Sauce. The more lemon … the tastier this meal turns out!!
What is the best chicken for this recipe?
First, it’s best to buy chicken cutlets from your local butcher. Simply because they’re already cleaned, pounded, and thinly sliced for you.
You may pay a little more, but it’s definitely worth it and shopping local supports your local butchers.
Keep in mind, most packages (but not all) of chicken cutlets from the supermarkets do not come thoroughly cleaned, and you will have to do some of the work yourself: including removing excess fat, pounding them, and even may slice them thinner yourself. More prep work.
Tips for Success:
A few things make this the BEST chicken piccata.
First, dusting the chicken cutlets with flour gives them some added texture. The chicken retains its moisture while cooking, making them very tender and juicy. If you make chicken piccata without the flour, the chicken will turn out tough and even dry.
Second, simmering the chicken with capers gives the sauce more flavor. There’s no need to add any additional salt to this recipe, at least I didn’t think so. The capers are salty enough to give this chicken piccata and its sauce a lot of depth in flavor.
Also, our mom prefers to use a lot of fresh lemon juice with this recipe. The more lemon flavor the more we love it! So I used two large lemons, rather than small ones.
With 3 easy steps, you’ll have our mom’s best chicken piccata ready for dinner in no time!
First, lightly dust the chicken with some flour. Then saute the chicken until fully cooked and transfer to a nearby plate.
Next, make the sauce in the same skillet, adding in the butter, wine, and lemon (full recipe in our recipe card below).
Transfer the chicken back into the pan, cover, and simmer for a few minutes more with a few slices of lemon on top, and the chicken is done!
When you try our Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata, you will see for yourself how tender and juicy the chicken turns out. It practically melts in your mouth!
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You may even enjoy our: Veal Piccata with Lemon. It’s made with thin slices of veal, loaded with lemon juice, wine, and capers, and it makes a wonderful meal!
Also, try our seafood recipe for Best Salmon Piccata! ENJOY! 😉
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