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Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata are pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy garlic sauce with parmesan cheese, basil and capers to add irresistible flavor.

Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

Something funny happened this morning that hasn’t happened in a while. As an almost empty- nester, I live with 3 men, my husband Matthew and two grown sons. We also have my grandson here half-time, so it’s a packed house of always hungry.

For years, I’ve kept a large chalkboard hanging up where I post the next 2 weeks dinners.  This menu is studied like the Holy Grail by the guys each morning. Well, this morning was the last day of the two week menu so I erased the board. I thought nothing of it until a little later, Matthew came into my office in a panic and asked what was for dinner. After I told him it was Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata, he went away happy. Not 20 minutes later one of the boys came into the office with a concerned look on his face, asking the same question. Good Lord! It’s funny how some things never change…I have been posting a meal menu for 15 years now…you would think they would know that dinner will be served!

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Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

Ingredients to make Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

The 10 things you’ll need to make this incredibly tasty recipe!

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Flour
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Lemon
  • Capers
  • Basil
Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

How To Make Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

Start by measuring the flour, salt and pepper into a plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake until completely coated with the flour. Next, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts. Fry the breasts on each side about 4 minutes, until golden brown and no longer pink inside. Remove from the pan to a plate.

Over medium heat, add the garlic to the remaining olive oil in the skillet and cook about 1 minute until the garlic is just starting to turn golden. Add the milk, cream and parmesan cheese to the skillet and bring to a boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer the cream mixture for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the capers and 2 TBSP  lemon juice to start. Add additional lemon juice if you want the sauce to be more tart.  Stir to combine and continue simmering to desired thickness, about 3 minutes.

Add the chicken back to the skillet to warm. Sprinkle the basil over the top and serve.  Add additional capers. lemon slices and parmesan to garnish.

Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

This dish is amazing served over linguine noodles. The sauce really sticks to it and it makes a nice bed for the chicken on the plate.

Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!
Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

Pan fried chicken breasts and seasonings, smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 435kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup milk, I used 2%
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • additional grated parmesan and capers to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut each breast in half lengthwise into cutlets. Measure the flour, salt and pepper into a plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake until completely coated with the flour.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, then add the chicken breasts. Fry the breasts on each side about 4 minutes, until golden brown and no longer pink inside. Remove from the pan onto a plate.
  • Over medium heat, add the garlic to the remaining olive oil in the skillet and cook about 1 minute until the garlic is just starting to turn golden. Add the milk, cream and parmesan cheese to the skillet and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer the cream mixture for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the capers and lemon juice to the skillet. Start with 2 TBSP of lemon juice and add additional tablespoons one at a time if you like the sauce more tart. Stir to combine. Continue to simmer until the desired thickness, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet to warm thru. Sprinkle the basil over the top and serve.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 759IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg

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Pan fried chicken breasts smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce, this Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata will keep everyone coming back for more! Parmesan cheese, basil and capers take the already amazing flavor over the top!

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11 Comments

  1. I am so glad you liked it. Half and half was a good choice! Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Made this tonite .followed receive exactly as written but didn’t have heavy cream. Substituted half and half.. it was to die for. Will make this again. Sooo good.!,,,,Simply delicious. Served over limguini. Wow. Terrific and quick. Thanks.

  3. Hi Jill, the chicken gets cut in half lengthwise, so that you will have two thin pieces. This will definitely help them cook faster, and give a lot more surface area for the flavors to get into the chicken. I just lay the breast down on the board, put my hand on top of it to hold it and holding the knife blade sideways ( parallel to the floor) use the other hand to slice the chicken breast in half. It is super easy to do if the chicken breasts are really cold, even half frozen. I hope this helps Jill! Hugs- Christine

  4. How do we cut the chicken, lengthwise or widthwise? Will cook faster if lengthwise, but not sure if that is the point.

  5. Hi Becky, you are very welcome! I am glad you enjoyed…my sons absolutely love this dish so I make it at every gathering we have! Have a great one – Christine

  6. Absolutely delicious..a new fam fave. Thank you so much!

  7. Hi K. Wow, I really messed that up…lemon recipe without the lemon! I corrected the recipe to show 2-4 TBSP are used, depending on the amount of tartness you like. Start with 2 TBSP and add up to 4. Thank you so much for pointing this out…I really appreciate it! Christine

  8. How much lemon juice do you use? It is not listed in the ingredients.

  9. we all love chicken and happy to try new recipes. It looks delish! Happy #OMHGWW 🙂

  10. Y U M! Christine, this sounds delicious. Simply delicious. Hugs, Susan

  11. Christine, your chicken looks so good, great photo, should be in a magazine!!
    Pinned, hope you have a great weekend!

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