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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!

Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata


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!

Something funny happened this morning that hasn’t happened in a while. As an almost empty nester, I live with 2 men, The Handyman and The Lawyer. My son’s The Lawyer and my husband’s The Handyman.

In the kitchen, I keep a large chalkboard hanging up where I write down the next 2 weeks dinners.  This menu is studied like the Holy Grail by both of them 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, The Handyman 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 The Lawyer came into my office  with a concerned look on 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!

This is what you will need to make this incredible meal –

3 whole boneless,skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 6
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 grated parmesan cheese
2-4 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP capers
salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP chopped basil
additional grated parmesan ,lemon slices and capers to garnish. Serve over your favorite pasta. (optional)

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!

To start, measure the flour, salt and pepper into a plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake until completely coated with the flour. Next, 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 2 TBSP  lemon juice to start. Add additional TBSPs of lemon juice if you want the sauce to be more tart.  Stir to combine. Continue to simmer and thicken to the 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

Lemon Garlic Chicken Piccata

  • Author: Christine @Mustlovehome
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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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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Ingredients

  • 3 whole boneless,skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 6
  • 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 grated parmesan cheese
  • 24 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP capers
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP chopped basil
  • additional grated parmesan and capers to garnish, favorite pasta to serve over (optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure the flour, salt and pepper into a plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake until completely coated with the flour.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the capers and lemon juice to the skilletT. Start with 2 TBSP of lemon juice and add additional TBSPs if you like the sauce more tart. Stir to combine. Continue to simmer until the desired thickness, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken back to the skillet to warm thru. Sprinkle the basil over the top and serve.
  7. Add additional capers, lemon slices and parmesan to garnish, serve over pasta if desired.

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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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