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Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe

This delicious Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe pairs a sensationally thin bread crumb crusted chicken with classic lemon wine sauce that is highly addictive! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 358kcal


  • 6 thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Olive oil for sauteeing
  • 1/2 cup white wine info on which kind to select in notes below
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley for serving


  • Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Season thin chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add flour to a separate shallow bowl. In another bowl, add beaten eggs. In a 3rd shallow bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs and paprika.
  • Dip seasoned chicken one at a time into flour then eggs then breadcrumbs coating both sides then place on a baking sheet to rest. Repeat with all chicken breasts until complete.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sized saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add two chicken breasts at a time to pan and cook on both sides until golden brown. As each piece is finished, place the chicken breast on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the chicken in the oven when it is done and continue the cooking process (starting with adding more olive oil with each cook) until all chicken is cooked and placed in the oven.
  • Clean the saute pan and put back over medium high heat. To make the lemon sauce, add white wine and lemon juice to pan and boil until reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper to taste then turn off heat and add butter, swirling in the sauce to completely melt. To serve, ladle sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices and parsley.



Make sure you pound the chicken thin so it can cook quickly.  If it is too thick, it will take much longer to cook.
Make sure it is a wine that you would normally drink.  Avoid cooking wines.
Crisp White Wine works best!  Look at the following as amazing options!  
Pinot Grigio
Sauvignn Blanc


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.8mg