Flashback Friday: Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata on a green plate with lemon slices and capers on top

Welcome to Flashback Friday, a new series here on Eat. Drink. Love.! When I started this blog a little over two years ago, I never expected it to grow in the way that it has (and I owe that to all of you guys!). During the first year I started blogging, I didn’t have nearly as many readers as I do now. And obviously, the pictures were mostly horrific. Despite the bad photos, I still made some really yummy recipes that first year which is why I am starting this new series! I am going to remake recipes from my first year of blogging that I feel deserve more attention and so that I can take some better photos. When you have a food blog, you often are always making new recipes so this will also give me a chance to make some of our favorite recipes again!

Chicken Piccata on a green plate with lemon slices and capers on top

First up, Chicken Piccata! This is actually one of my favorite chicken dishes. Mostly because it involves lots of lemon juice and wine. Two things you know I am very fond of! I don’t coat mine in egg, just a dusting of flour which results in a nice light breading. And then of course, it’s topped with capers. This dish comes together pretty quickly in under 30 minutes. I like to make a light pasta or some roasted potatoes on the side.

Chicken Piccata on a green plate with lemon slices and capers on top

Yield: serves 3-4

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata - the classic Italian dish - in under 30 minutes! Lightly breaded chicken sauteed and drizzled in a lemon white wine sauce!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut each breast in half and butterfly
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add flour, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Heat non-stick pan to medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter. Once butter is melted, dredge chicken in the flour mixture and put into pan. Cook for 5 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  3. While chicken is cooking, mince garlic and measure wine and lemon juice. Set aside until chicken is done.
  4. Once chicken is done, place each piece onto a serving dish and set aside. Without cleaning the pan (you want the pan drippings!), add remaining tbs. of butter, garlic, wine and lemon juice. Let sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove sauce from heat and carefully drizzle over chicken until each piece is covered in the sauce. Set any remaining sauce aside. Top chicken with capers and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

Chicken Piccata on a green plate with lemon slices and capers on top



  1. I love this idea, go back and enjoy old recipes :D
    Love this one, this pizza would be a hit in my family!


  2. First thing I noticed is capers! I LOVE the taste of capers so much. Your chicken piccata looks YUM! I love new chicken recipe and I def need to try this one out!

  3. I love flashback Friday! I have been slowly trying to change my pictures from my recipes too! What a pain in the tootoo!! I love Chicken Piccata, and yours looks and sounds amazing!!!!!!!

  4. Your Chicken Piccata looks easy and delicious. What a great idea for your old posts. I was wondering what you did with your original post. Do you keep it on your site…always learning!!

  5. I love all the fresh and bright flavors of chicken piccata! This look so good… my mouth is actually watering. :) I love going back and redoing my dishes for new photos too… I feel so much better about haring the recipe and don’t cringe at all those horrible photos with flashes etc… :) Have a great weekend. :)

  6. Great idea! I’ve been thinking of doing something like this because I have so many recipes that new readers haven’t seen. And yes, my initial photographs were embarrassing. :) This chicken looks marvelous!!

  7. Ooooh yes!! I’m all over this!

  8. What a great series idea! Some of my favourite recipes were in my first year of blogging and the pictures definitely don’t do them justice :P This looks like a perfect weeknight chicken dish!

  9. This is one of my favorite Italian meals! Yours looks sooo scrumptious, Stephanie, and all the better than it’s a skillet meal. No hot oven required!

  10. Chicken piccata has always been a fav of mine! Love it!

  11. This is one of my favorites to put together when I don’t know what to make, but have a hungry person to feed. Looks great!

  12. I am SO with you on this. I’ve been (slowly) working my way through some of my older posts trying to do a little photo editing to improve some of those sad, old photos but I will eventually get around to replacing many of the photos. Those recipes deserve better! This picatta looks amazing. Love a simple chicken dish like this!

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