Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken piccata is an Italian styled chicken recipe. Floured and cooked in butter, the chicken piccata is served with lemon slices cooked in the pandrippings with lemon juice and sprinkled with parsley. Served warm, it is tangy and has oodles of taste to it.


Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient


 Chicken breast halves6 , skinned and boned
 All purpose flour1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon1 , thinly sliced
 Chopped fresh parsley2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1168 Calories from Fat 467

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.5%

Saturated Fat 30.7 g153.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 423.7 mg

Sodium 2314.4 mg96.4%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.5%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 127 g254.3%

Vitamin A 81.4% Vitamin C 198.1%

Calcium 15.9% Iron 44.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place each piece of chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper; flatten to 1/4 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper; dredge chicken in flour mixture.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add chicken, and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Remove chicken, and drain on paper towels; keep warm.
Add lemon juice and lemon slices to pan drippings in skillet; cook until thoroughly heated.
Pour lemon mixture over chicken; sprinkle with parsley.