This chicken piccata recipe is good enough to serve at a dinner party and is easy to make too. Simple, delicious and even tastes great the next day!
Welcome to my last ever Secret Recipe Club post. As it draws to a close I'll be very sad to say goodbye to it. Over the past few years I've got to know a lot of blogs I otherwise may not have stumbled across and in the process discovered a whole host of delicious recipes, some of which I'm still regularly making!
I first took part in July 2011 and my very first SRC post was for Slow Cooked Barbecue Ribs. This recipe has become a firm favourite and it's one of a couple of slow cooker bbq recipes that I still make regularly.
Now, on to this month's assignment. Well, just two weeks ago I participated in the SRC additional assignment so imagine my surprise when I was preparing my recipe for that assignment when I received the email telling me that once again I would be paired with Michaela from An Affair from the Heart.
I made Michaela's gorgeous Vegetable, Beef, Barley and Mushroom soup for that assignment and I picked out a few sweet recipes and fully intended making one of them for this assignment, in particular these pumpkin spice banana bread muffins. However, I came across this recipe for chicken piccata and as I absolutely love buttery lemony caper sauces I couldn't resist giving it a go. I often make a similar sauce to this but serve it with a white fish like sea bass or bream. I'd never made a sauce like this to go with chicken or served it with pasta so my plans changed.
What did we think of this chicken piccata?
It turned out to be a good choice. The chicken was delicious and tender and the sauce was amazing. With all that butter it may not be the healthiest sauce but it is certainly one you'll enjoy!
I had a little chicken and sauce leftover for lunch the next day and the lemon had really soaked into the chicken, giving it a wonderful flavour. I offered some to Master Spice and was quite pleased he didn't want it - more for me. There are sometimes benefits to having a picky child!
- 4 chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally
- 2 tablespoon plain flour seasoned with a little salt and pepper
- 110 g butter
- 6 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 lemon juiced
- 80 ml dry white wine
- 160 ml chicken stock
- 2-3 tablespoon capers rinsed
- 3 tablespoon parsley chopped
- 300 g Pasta for serving
- Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions
- Heat half of the butter and half the oil in a large frying pan.
- Coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour and then cook then in the frying pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan.
- Add the rest of the oil and cook the garlic for a minute. Then add the wine and continue to cook for about 3 more minutes.
- Add the stock, lemon juice, capers and half of the parsley. Bring to the boil then put the chicken back in and cook gently until the chicken is cooked through.
- Put the pasta in bowls or plates, top with the chicken, whisk the remaining butter into the sauce until melted then pour the sauce over the chicken and pasta. Top with the rest of the chopped parsley.
Little Cooking Tips
This is brilliant! Easy, quick, affordable and yummy. Great work Corina! We love capers and parsley and we'll be trying this out. Can you also add Parmesan in the end? Does it work with this pasta?
Thank you for the wonderful post, so great to meet you!
Mirella and Panos
I'm sure you could add parmesan at the end if you wanted to. I almost always add some kind of cheese to my pasta when I serve it but I didn't this time and really didn't feel that it was missing it.
Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas
Chicken Piccata has always been one of my favorites. Your pictures made it look so good that I am now craving some for dinner. Great choice to end our time in SRC.
Thank you Linda! We really enjoyed this and I will definitely be making it again now.
Lemon, capers, butter, parsley.... yum!!! #BrilliantBlogPosts
Thanks! It was yummy indeed!
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
How delicious Corina, I've never tried Chicken Piccata before but I love the sound of the lemony sauce, a real treat!
Thanks Sarah! I don't think I'd heard of it before but it really is a lovely lemony sauce.
I've been obsessed with chicken piccata lately!!! I love the combination of pasta and the chicken!! Looks delicious!
Thanks Ludmilla! The lemony pasta sauce goes so well with this chicken and the flavours really soaked into the chicken too so it was delicious the next day as well.
This is one of my all time favorite ways to prepare chicken! Thanks for the recipe!
Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
I've heard of chicken piccata before, but I've never actually got round to making it before. Now I've got your delicious recipe - I've got no reason not to make it! That's dinner sorted 🙂
Everyday Sarah Jane
Chicken Piccata is one of my best friend's favorite meals and I've been promising her for months that I'd make it for her...This recipe looks just perfect for the occasion, thanks!!
I hope you manage to make it for her - This is the type of meal I'd happily serve for a friend!
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
Chicken with capers is such a perfect combination. They go so well together. Your dish looks really delicious and I wouldn't be put off from serving this to guests.
Thanks Helen. This is definitely good enough to give to guests and unusually for me I think I managed to make a pasta dish look quite good!
Oh my.. this looks so moorish! I rarely put chicken in my pasta dishes, but now I think I will as I will be trying this one! Xx
I rarely put chicken in either or have pasta with a lemon sauce and no cheese! It was so tasty though - I'll definitely be making it again!
YUm! This looks amazing!
Thanks! It was so so good!
Cookaholic Wife (@cookaholicwife)
I love the combination of lemon, chicken and capers! Great choice.
Me too! We loved this.
Tracy | Pale Yellow
Wow! What a beautiful meal! I need to try this recipe out!
I hope you enjoy it!
Rebekah @ Making Miracles
That chicken dish looks divine!!!
Absolutely LOVE chicken piccata...great choice for this final round of SRC.
Thanks Wendy! I'll miss our little club but I was so pleased to get a great blog for my last recipe choice.
Chicken Piccata is one of my very favorite dishes! In fact, I can't think of better flavors are rolled into one meal. I have never thought of serving it with pasta...great idea!
I'm so pleased you like it! I actually hadn't heard of chicken piccata before and assumed it was always served with pasta. I just love these flavours though and it's certain to become a well loved favourite dish here.