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Chicken Piccata in a frypan

Chicken Piccata

Serves 4

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


Lemon Sauce

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup white wine see notes
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Crumb coating

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 tbsp capers see notes
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


Lemon Sauce

  • Add the butter and garlic to a medium sized pot on medium high heat. Cook until aromatic. Then add the chicken stock, white wine and lemon juice. Allow to bubble away for a couple minutes, then take off the heat and set aside.


  • Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breast in half length ways. Then cover with plastic wrap and use a kitchen mallet to pound the thickest part to flatten it. This will ensure the chicken cooks evenly.
  • Add to a large mixing bowl along with the mayonnaise, egg, garlic, pepper, salt and flour. Mix until everything is well combined and the chicken is coated. Set aside in the fridge

Crumb coating

  • Add the parmesan cheese, flour, salt, pepper and lemon zest to a pie dish (or flat dish). Use a spoon or whisk to combine.
  • Use tongs to dip each chicken slice in the crumb coating to coat the chicken.
  • Place a frypan on medium heat and add 2 tbsp of butter and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. Cook the chicken, 2-3 pieces at a time. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes, or until golden and you reach an internal temperature of 75C / 165F.
  • Once you’ve finished cooking, wipe the frypan down with paper towels, add the lemon sauce, some capers and the chicken. Serve.


Chicken Piccata can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
White wine
If you don’t want to use or can’t use white wine, you can replace it with more chicken stock. However, just note that the alcohol in the white wine is cooked out. Nobody’s getting drunk here lol.
Capers are little berries that are usually soaked in salt or brine. I used the ones in brine.
Chicken temperature
Cooked chicken must reach an internal temperature of 75C / 165F to be safe to eat.


Calories : 427kcal
Carbonhydrates: 34g
Protein: 15g
Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
Monounsaturated Fat : 7g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 92mg
Sodium: 1868mg
Potassium : 211mg
Fiber: 3g
Sugar : 2g
Vitamin A: 799IU
Vitamin C: 32mg
Calcium: 337mg
Iron: 3mg
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