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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 and seasonings, smothered in a creamy lemon garlic sauce.
3.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings :6
Calories :435
Course :Dinner, Main Course


  • 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


  • 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 Facts

Serving: 1servingCalories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 38gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 809mgPotassium: 667mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 759IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 1mg

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