Piccata is an Italian word when used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means “sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices”. Chicken Piccata is chicken breast thick slices, dredged in flour, browned, and served with a sauce of lemon juice, capers, and sometimes stock or white wine.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Serving: 4 persons


  1. One teaspoon dried thyme
  2. One mid-size onion chopped into small pieces

chicken piccata


  • Add the salt, black pepper, thyme, and flour to the chicken slices and mix very well.
  • In a deep pan, turn the heat on medium to high and melt the butter and the olive oil.
  • When the butter and oil start to sizzle, add all pieces of chicken and cook for three minutes.
  • Wait until the chicken pieces become golden brown, flip and cook the other side for another three minutes
  • After that transfer all chicken pieces to a wide plate.
  • To the same pan add chicken stock, lemon juice, capers, and onion slices. mix very well.
  • Bring that mixture to boiling, the return all chicken pieces to that pan and simmer for five minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to the plate
  • Sauce: add two tablespoons of butter to the remaining stock and whisk vigorously.
  • Put that sauce over the chicken and decorate with chopped parsley

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