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Chicken Piccata With Lemon Sauce

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The perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy! Chicken breasts coated in Italian bread crumbs, topped with a savory lemon sauce and juicy capers.


  • 3 lbs chicken breasts, sliced in half and then pounded thin (1/4 inch)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine + 2 tbsp reserved
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice + 2 tbsp reserved
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Roughly 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup capers


  1. In a shallow dish combine eggs, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp white wine and garlic.
  2. In a separate shallow dish combine flour, parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the entire bottom of the pan, roughly 3 tbsp or so.
  4. Take one chicken breast at a time and dredge it into the flour mixture, coating it on both sides. Next dip it in the egg mixture, coating both sides. Last dip it again into the flour mixture dredging it completely on both sides. Add coated chicken to the hot oil. Your pan should be big enough to fit 2-3 pieces of chicken.
  5. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 until all your chicken has been cooked. (Refer to Tips & Tricks above to see how I like to keep my chicken hot as I’m working on the last few batches.
  7. Once you have cooked all your chicken, turn your stovetop to medium/high and then deglaze the pan that the chicken was cooked in with the white wine. Using a wooden spoon, scrape down the sides and bottom of the pan.
  8. Next add chicken broth, butter and lemon juice. Simmer over medium/high heat until mixture has reduce by half. Add capers and give the sauce one more good stir.
  9. Serve each individual chicken breast with a big spoonful of the sauce along side pasta or mashed potatoes.